5 Things: Fitness Favorites Go Wii

Today I received a review copy (at no cost) of Harley Pasternak Hollywood Workout and it got me thinking about my favorite Wii fitness games that I haven’t used in months…okay maybe more like a year. Now that I have this new game to test out I am really excited to get back to my other favorite games (all of which I purchased myself).

Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games | This isn’t your traditional Wii fitness game but it is super interactive.  I love the bobsled and my absolute favorite is the ski jump.  Neil and I love to play this game and compete against each other.

Wii Fit | This was the second Wii game that we purchased with the balance board.  Although I don’t use it as much any more I used to use this almost daily and my favorite activities were soccer heading, ski slalom, the plank challenge and the jackknife challenge.

Wii Fit Plus | When we originally purchased the Wii we bought the balance board and Wii Fit and really like it so when Wii Fit Plus came out we got ourselves a copy as soon as we could.  I liked Wii Fit but the Plus is so much better.  I love the yoga and strength exercises the most and I love that they suggest combinations of yoga and strength moves to do together.

EA Sports Active | At one point we were going through a Wii fitness craze in our house and so of course we had to get EA Sports Active.  I really like this one because it creates 20 minute circuit routines for you and has a 30 day challenge (which I plan to try again in the upcoming months). I just noticed that there is an Active 2 ….hmmm might need to get my hands on a copy.

Wii Sports | This game came with our Wii and honestly is probably the most used out of our collection.  I absolutely love the golf and the boxing.  The boxing really gets my heart rate up and is fun to do.  Just talking about it makes me want to start the game upright now.


What are you favorite Wii fitness games?



5 Things: Blogs That Make You Say Yummmm

Sprouted Kitchen | I have been pinning my heart out with tasty recipes from this blog lately. Currently on my yum list are the Almond Date Truffles, Thai Soba Noodle Soup, and Ratatouille Barley Salad.

OH, LADYCAKES | This blog is fairly new to me and I am quickly falling in love.  It has wonderful photography and even tastier sounding recipes.  On the yum list: Raw Nectarine and Cardamom Cream Tart,   Raw Banana Nut Bread, and Apple Cinnamon Galette.

Choosing Raw | I have been a reader of Gena’s blog for years now and I have always been impressed with her recipes.  Lately she has posted a number that are on my to make/yum list including Kale Salad with Carrots, Apples, Raisins, and Creamy Curry Dressing, Omega-3 Rich Roasted Garlic Hemp Kale Chips, and Roasted Peach and Ginger Chia Pudding.

Love and Lemon | This blog is new to me as of this summer and I have tried a few recipes and they have been amazing.  Currently on my yum list are: Taco Salad with Chipotle Lime Dressing, Vegan Nachos with Cashew “Cheese”,  and Grilled Veggies with Romesco Sauce.

Fat Free Vegan Kitchen | This is the blog that got me started cooking vegan for Neil back in 2006.  I actually stopped reading it for awhile, not because I didn’t like it but it just got lost in mix with all the other great blogs out there.  Anyways, over the past few months I have started back up reading it and now I remember why- it’s because of yum recipes like these: Savory Lentil-Mushroom Burgers, Hibsicus-Blueberry Cooler, and Thai Black Pepper and Garlic Tofu.

Q: What blogs make you say yummmm? Please share below!