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Gaming and Life

December 16, 2013 , , ,

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Well I have sure have been off the wagon when it comes to my training and lifestyle changes.  I completely put myself on the back burner and found an addiction to gaming.  That’s right, yours truly jumped into the world of MMO’s (Massively Multiplayers Online games).  There are so many out there: World of Warcraft, Guild Wars 2, Star Trek Online, Lord of the Rings Online, Battlefield 4, just to name a few.  It’s so easy to get caught up in the virtual world and it’s nice to see so many people with the same interest.  However, the problem comes when the virtual world becomes more interesting than the real world.  And this is where I failed.

Logging first thing in the morning to check on my characters and run some quests, became more important to me than hopping on that incline trainer I spent over $2000 on.  I had two main games going so I was hopping back and forth between the two.  Next thing you know, the day had flown by and here I was wrapped up in my computer living in the virtual world.  In the meantime my house wasn’t getting the attention it deserved, tv and books were replaced with a game, and far worse, I was gaining weight from sitting in a chair all day!

Don’t get me wrong all you gamers out there.  I love gaming and are actually the President of a gaming community.  I’m just saying I lost perspective with real life and myself along the way.  I just don’t want to see that happen to anyone else.  We always say in the gaming world that real life comes first, and I forgot about this important point.  Gaming was coming first and all else just fell into whatever place was left.

Well I am here to say……starting today…..I am taking my life back, jumping back on track with my training and are going to start noticing the little things that are happening around me.  Don’t get me wrong, Gaming will still be a part of my life but in moderation and only after real life events are taken care of first.

I think this awakening is happening because a very dear and close friend of mine just died on December 13,2013.  She was a remarkable person, battling cancer everyday, and yet still staying positive and always looking at the good side of life.  She was only 43.  It reminds me that life is short.  This is not a dress rehearsal or a blue print of whats to come, this is life, now.

And it’s time to start living……………

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Such such a great post.

hungryandfit

December 16, 2013

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