The one thing I don't like about the Wii Fit is the fact that there's not an exercise to really work the upper body. There are the arm stands, etc, in the yoga section, and there's the advanced rhythm boxing, but I'm not strong enough for arm stands and I'm not coordinated enough for advanced rhythm boxing. Truly, nothing reduces me to frustration quicker than trying to keep up with, "left, right, block, right, right, left, left, right, left, block, left." I have to call my eleven-year-old son in to finish the round for me. It's pretty humiliating.
About a year ago, I picked up the Gold's Gym resistance tubing workout. It's got these cool rubber stretchy bands and comes with a DVD. I had never given it a try until today - and boy, lemme tell ya. I'm feeling the burn in my arms right now. I didn't make it all the way through the DVD workout - not even close - but I totally feel like I did what I went there to do. My upper body has been worked.
On the Body for Life plan, you alternate which days you exercise what. So my poor little arms will get a break while I do aerobics tomorrow and lower body the day after that. Another bout with aerobics, and then ... the arms come around again on the cycle. I plan to go a little further on the DVD each time until I can do the full workout. I want to get rid of the saggy, baggy bags of skin that dangle underneath and I want some actual definition to my arms. I don't know how long it will be before I'll start seeing some difference, but I'm game. I'm a little sore, but I'm game.