Staying in Shape While Playing Video Games 12 Hours a Day Is Not Impossible

I play a lot of video games.  Probably more than I should, although not as much as I know some of my south korean friends do.  That is to say, it is probably the most enjoyment I get out of my day (I’m weird like that) but I’m smart enough to know that my body probably doesn’t enjoy it as much as me.  I’ve cut out the sugary drinks and stick to mostly diet soda (if any soda at all) but it is still an uphill climb to get fit and in shape, and not regress into a fat piece of shit that so many gamers today become.  Trust me, I know the extent to which no physical activity and munching on potato chips can take you.



None the less I’ve decided to get in shape, or at least stop getting fatter.  I’ve ordered a new treadmill which is going to be installed next tuesday and I’ve made some space for it next to my gaming console.  This means I will be reminded of its existence all the time.  I won’t need to go out of my way to get their and it will always be in the back of my mind (even if it does end up being the placeholder for my coat hangers and dirty laundry, let’s hope that doesn’t happen).

Lastly I’d like to know that it doesn’t come dissassembled, because I won’t put it together at all.  I will have to get an installation company of some kind, which I asked the store about, and they said no problem, fatso, we got the guys for the job.  I was like, Ok, dick, thanks for the insult.  Ok, it didn’t quite go like that but you get the idea.

So now I know I will be able to hit the treadmill at least once or twice a week as I continue to veg out in front of the TV or play my video games.  The next step is to get enough protein so that I can build muscle when possible and cut out a ton of carbs and worthless junk that I eat constantly.  This is going to be pretty difficult but at the same time it’s not impossible.  I think I’ll just get used to eat chick breast and vegetables, which when made correctly can actually be pretty delicious.  Maybe start making smoothies and stuff like that.

But that’s pretty much it, hit the treadmill 2-3 times a week and cut back on junk food.  Getting the treadmill online and getting it assembled in-house is really convenient (I didn’t even need to move out of my comptuer chair to do it.  Is that ironic?)  And now I just have to have a bit of discipline and I should start seeing results.


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