Even though I've always been a fan of MUDs and other MMORPG games, I was still pretty active through highschool; basketball, martial arts, running every day, lifting weights with my bros. But then around 21 I stopped being active almost completely. Long nights of MMORPG gaming, eating junk food and just being indoors all day. I made lots of excuses like, my apartment wasn't big enough for exercise equipment, or I couldn't afford a good diet to see good results so why should I even try?
My body began to pay for my lazy lifestyle and I started seeing some flab around my stomach, I couldn't jog without becoming out of breath, and I just felt overall out of shape. There's a noticeable difference when you're in-shape and out-of-shape, like your limbs just feel heavy and dull when you are OOS but I was full of energy and sharp reflexes when I was active.
To start getting back into shape, I started slow and worked with what I had: limited resources and a cramped space. A quick Amazon spree procured the tools necessary to combat my bodies increasing flabbiness.
(best purchases ever)
Also I knew I needed to change my diet, but I'm on a budget. I have a high metabolism so I want a diet that lets me gain weight, something with lots of calories, low carbs and good proteins. I've been sticking with this;
- Breakfast: Eggs, toast with peanut butter, yogurt, milk, protein bar
- Lunch: Pasta, chicken, baked beans
- Dinner: Lean meats like fat-cut-out steaks and italian sausage
- Snacks between meals: Fig Newtons, mixed nuts, bagels, cottage cheese, carrots, celery sticks, peanut butter