The Healthy Gamer – Stop Me Eating Crap!
For the past couple of months, I’ve been telling myself that I need to exercise more and get in shape. I turn 39 in just over a month, a year away from 40 and I want to be in the best shape possible by then. G is 10 years younger than me and while he loves my body, it does make me feel that I need to work a bit harder. The only way to achieve this is by stop eating all the crap I eat and exercising more. It sucks doesn’t it?
The good news is, I’m feeling inspired. I’m a huge fan of Rooster Teeth and Achievement Hunter and recently most of the guys have been getting into fitness. They’re heading to the gym and getting gym equipment in their homes. They even had a short series called Buff Buddies that followed the fitness missions of three of the gang. Loads of people still think a stereotypical gamer is someone that’s overweight and who does little else than game, but that’s really not the case. I follow loads of gaming vloggers and loads of them are committed to getting healthy and fit. So I am getting inspired by these guys and following my heart and putting it out there, I am getting fit for summer and healthy for life.
I managed to lose a stone last year but I slacked off during the winter and put it back on. So I am just over 10 and a half stone and hoping to drop a stone and a half– I do love to have some curves. I need to:
- Stop with the chocolate, cakes, biscuits and all those other delicious naughty treats that are just so depressingly bad for me
- Get out on the hills more, daily when possible
- Get back on Yoga with Adrienne
- Get some weights
- Learn to cook some healthy foods – I hate cooking and have the least adventurous palate of anyone I know so this one is a really tough one for me
Do you have any tips for me? Any inspiration to push me to stop thinking about it and to commit to my personal goal? I can’t run because my knees are shot but other than that I am willing to try anything. I’d love to hear from you.
By the way, where the hell are all the gaming mums? I know I’m not the only one. Please come and connect with me on Twitter if you’re a gamer mum, I don’t want to feel so alone!