Now, I must confess to you, I have put on a fair few pounds lately! I don’t know about you, but I for one, eat more in the winter. It’s been freezing up here in East Yorkshire lately and as the ice settles, the comfort food increases.
And there are so many excuses at the moment to eat. Halloween means getting boxes of sweets for trick or treaters (I know eating half of them yourself is naughty but who could resist a hazelnut whirl or vanilla fudge?! Then there’s Bonfire Night – hot dogs, toffee apples, candyfloss…just thinking about it makes my mouth water.
But I was watching TV last week and a curious thing happened. I have been inspired by an advert to do something about my increasing pot belly! The guys behind Nintendo Wii have persuaded actress Helen Mirren to promote the WiiFit. Have you seen it?
So that’s Louise Redknapp and now actress Helen Mirren. If I can look anything like Louise Redknapp and maintain that physique when I reach Ms Mirren’s age I will be happy… so I have added the WiiFit to my Christmas list!
Call me a sucker for an advertising campaign, but I think it’s a great fitness idea and can be done in the comfort of your home – mid snacking. Ebuyer sells a variety of Wii products. (You’re going to have to get used to my not-so subtle product plugs!) Wii Black Limited Edition Console & Wii Sports will get you started and at. £154.99 isn’t bad for a flat stomach and toned legs! Then there’s a balance board, a silicon sleeve, and an exercise mat – they’ve thought of everything. We even have an 8-in-1 kit with a variety of controllers.
So, all you guys out there, if you’re thinking what to buy the lady in your life for Christmas, I’d say this was the perfect present. She won’t be offended, she’ll be thrilled – I know I will be! Mirren et al eat your heart out!