- Exercise & Fitness
Wii Keeps Senior Mom Going Strong
82 Years Young And Rolling With The Fitness Flow
She steps up to the line with her secret approach ready to be revealed. Remote in hand and wrist band tightly secured, she takes her stance. With a consideration for the player in the adjoining lane she waits to make her move. Now is her chance. She directs all of her concentration to the subject at hand.
She pushes the "B" button and pushes the upheld remote out, down and back, now swinging her arm forward to release the imaginary ball. She remembers to let go of the "B" button a bit late this turn. There it goes, with a slight hop, because of a jerky release. It does not matter that the ball is rolling slow. The ten pins sit motionless then the crash and fall, almost in slow motion, 8, 9, maybe , yes maybe, the tenth pin teeters and falls.
STRICK, the third one in a row gives her a TURKEY for her play. Excitement fills her eyes and she makes sure to let me know she is kicking my butt from the get go as she finds a place to sit down and eagerly await her next frame. Mom is rolling with the flow.
She is astonished with this technological invention. Just like the real game except she does not have to leave the house or try to pick up that 13lb bowling ball that has her name engraved on it. She has not bowled on a real lane in about five years. Funny thing, she was kicking my butt on the real lanes not that long ago.
Little Sister Got Her Playing Video Games
Mom likes to hop on a plane come cold, nasty weather and high tail her self out to stay with my youngest sister in Las Vegas. Mom always did love to go and have fun and participate in whatever activities were all the rage. I remember getting a Hoola-Hoop back in the late 50's. I was not in school yet and the Hoola-Hoop was much too big for me to operate. That toy took several years before I could keep it turning, I was sort of a runt and needed to do some growing before I could master the hoop. Mom, on the other hand, could make that Hoola-Hoop rock and roll.
Time has a way of robbing our spiritual housing of actions and movements that are taken for granted in our youth. Mom gave up her 13lb bowling ball for a 10lb house ball probably 25 years ago. The last time we went bowling she tried an 8lb ball and then announced she was getting to old for the sport. That made the Wii Bowling Game A SMASH HIT when Mom figuered out it was something she could play.
Out In Las Vegas
Mom also enjoys the video poker games but they go pretty fast. It is always best when somebody sits with her while she plays. Her last night, out on the town with my sister, she took the casino for a whopping Grand. I am sure it made the plane ride back to Chicago a more enjoyable ride with all that cash in her purse. So the sister got her playing these high tech games and she is begging for more.
Wii Is For Fitness
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Wii For Senior Exercise Is The Best
My Mother is not your average 82 year old woman. She still drives her car. Yes it freaks me out but I am not taking the keys just yet. She has learned to stay off ladders but keeps asking for us to take her water skiing. That is a laugh. I think she comes up with that one just to bend my brain. She loves Wii but did not like it when I knocked her out in the one and only boxing match!
Hey, I had to do something to get even for being wiped all over the bowling alley floor by her. Come on now, she doesn't give me any slack. She does however, suggest that I would throw more strikes if I would hold my wrist straight.
Her newest adventure for fitness..... She is taking up GOLF.
She said she knows the game from watching Tiger.