Barefoot on the Balance Board
I have recently taken up exercising with the Wii Fit and not long after I started I found the online group called the Wii Mommies! LOVE that community over there, by the way, and Julie is a hoot!
I heard early-on somewhere that we aren’t supposed to wear shoes while using the Wii Balance board.
Apparently there has also been discussion about how many clothes to wear when doing the Wii Fit weigh-ins as well (my husband agrees with Julie on this one and thinks I should weigh-in nude… which I haven’t done yet since my Wii is right in the middle of the basement downstairs and the time that works for me to exercise is about the time the boys are getting ready for bed down there, and the boys wouldn’t like seeing Mom weigh-in naked…). But I digress.
I had been doing my WiiFit with socks on, and today it’s just so hot that I decided to do it barefooted instead. My feet were clean (mostly) so I thought it would be OK.
I actually think I like it better barefooted. I didn’t notice my socks being slippery before, but I felt a little more sure footed today with no socks on. I didn’t do the body tests (only the weigh-in and then a workout) but I did feel more balanced, or at least more aware of how I was standing and moving.
What do you think? Do you like barefoot, sock foot or shoes on your Balance Board and/or for Wii Fit?