The Healthy Gamer – Stop Me Eating Crap!

Healthy gamer

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!




  1. Sarah Bailey

    Good luck – I wish I had some tips for you but I am awful at such things myself. You can do it though 🙂 x

    03 . May . 2016
  2. Rhian Westbury

    The tips I would have is don’t deny yourself everything you love because are more likely to relapse. If at the weekend you want a bit of chocolate have something small because you won’t feel like you’re missing out as much x

    03 . May . 2016
  3. Nayna Kanabar

    I think to get healthy you need to make a lifestyle change. It’s a commitment to continue the healthy diet indefinitely. Eat plenty of fruit and veggies, exercise regularly and reduce alcohol. All these have will really help you.

    03 . May . 2016
  4. Fashion and Style Police

    I need to get healthy too. I have a lot of room for improvement.

    03 . May . 2016
  5. The London Mum

    I can’t give up food, I find it impossible. Instead I let myself eat what I want if we eat out (I refuse to spend money on food that isn’t exciting!), but at home I make sure I cook everything from scratch. It doesn’t have to be ultra healthy but the ingredients do have to be all natural.

    03 . May . 2016
  6. Harriet from Toby & Roo

    I am doing exactly the same! I have a lot of things I’m trying to do, I was going to ask hubs to go running with me on a night! H x

    03 . May . 2016
  7. Life as Mum

    Good luck! You can do it! It’s just starting isnt it! I am going to try my best after my baby is born in July x

    03 . May . 2016
  8. Rebecca Smith

    Good luck! It may sound silly but perhaps join some Slimming World FB groups for healthy eating ideas – I’m not saying join a group or online but there are a couple of Facebook groups which are primarily SW but have the most delicious healthy recipes

    03 . May . 2016
  9. Ana De- Jesus

    I want to second that, I definitely want to eat more healthily and start doing batches to save on money x

    03 . May . 2016
  10. Melanie Edjourian

    Wishing you loads of luck with this. I’m trying to be healthy too and it’s hard work.

    03 . May . 2016
  11. Leanne

    Good luck. I too want to cut down on the amount of choc and crisps I eat! We can do this!

    03 . May . 2016
  12. Camilla @FabFood4All

    I think we all need to get out and exercise more and since Easter I have craved healthier foods which you might like to take a look at on my blog if youu’re looking for low fat inspiration!:-)

    03 . May . 2016
  13. Liz Mays

    I think your goals will help a lot. I’m not a gamer but I have some bad habits that make it easy for me to gain weight.

    03 . May . 2016
  14. Elizabeth

    I embarked on a similar challenge last year – I’ll be 40 this December. I can highly recommend the P90x3 home exercise program. I lost 2 stone on the original program awhile back, and I have never felt fitter or stronger than I do now. 40? Bring it! 🙂 Oh, and get a Fitbit and aim for 10,000 steps a day. That helps too.

    04 . May . 2016
  15. Miss Kitty Kaos

    I keep trying to ban myself off chocolate but it’s not working x

    04 . May . 2016
  16. Laura H

    I’m trying to do the same thing! My boyfriend is really into fitness and it makes me feel bad 🙁 I think cutting out the chocolate is the first step – abs are made in the kitchen 😉

    04 . May . 2016
  17. Kira

    I’ve signed up for an obstacle course race so I have something to work towards! So I’d say that it’s a good idea to sign up for something so you have some sort of motivation. I can’t run either so I chose an obstacle course because it’s a lot more about team work and having upper body strength!

    04 . May . 2016
  18. nicol

    HIIT sessions are amazing. i do them and they help a lot with burning body fat and aid metabolism. warm lemon water first thing in the morning too

    04 . May . 2016
  19. Helen

    Good luck! I have the My Fitness Pal app on my phone which helps me, adding all my food & drink and seeing the calories/fat etc usually scares me off eating those things again

    04 . May . 2016
  20. Helen at Casa Costello

    My tips are definitely do as I say not as I do! I’m a terrible picker and cannot get away from the crisps. When I am focussed though I find it much easier if I drink enough water – Really staves off the hunger .

    04 . May . 2016
  21. Nettie

    Crisps are so moreish aren’t they 🙁

    04 . May . 2016
  22. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    I need to do the same! I always start being healthy and lose a bit of weight and then it all goes back on again when I get lazy!

    06 . May . 2016
  23. Laura Haley

    It sounds like you’re doing all the right things! Best of luck to you.

    11 . May . 2016

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