Most of you who know me, know that I love to play World of Warcraft. I can and have spent hours upon hours at a time playing the game. Some people can play the game in moderation and I have tried, but once I am in the game again.... I become obsessed. I have been playing again and spending most of all my free time playing. I have been playing everyday until just recently when something tragic happened in our family. My Grandpa Ron passed away. I was with him most of the day before he passed. He had Alzheimer's and diabetes.
The week before my Grandpa died I had started working out and trying to become healthy, but I didn't have my whole heart in it. I will still staying up later than I should because I was playing Warcraft. The day my grandpa passed I was sitting in his room listening to him struggle with his breathing and I realized I did not want this to happen to me. I am 330 lbs and a pre-diabetic and not going anywhere in my life. In my last moments with him I promised him and myself I would get my life in order, lose the weight and be healthy for me and my family.
While exercising this week and eating healthy I have not played World of Warcraft and I have realized that in order for me to truly do this right, I have to stop playing WoW. It has been a real hard choice to make. I have dedicated a lot of time and money into the game. I have made some amazing friends and I will truly miss them a lot, but I know for me I need to stop worrying about doing my daily quests in the game, but I need to do my real life dailies. Build up my Chris Reputation and my Family Reputation. Make my own body "Epic".
I worked out today with my Brother. I did not get a full nonstop mile in, but that is okay. I have gone from doing NOTHING physical in years to working out 5-6 times a week. I think I am doing pretty good. We ran walked 1.5 miles and then played Racquetball and I kicked his trash! We played best of 5 and I won 3-1. He might be able to run faster and farther than me, but I can destroy him at Racquetball! That was a great workout. We sat in the hot tub for about 10 minutes and then the sauna for 5. Then we stopped at Subway and had a healthy lunch. It was very nice. We are going to make it a Saturday tradition.
I have felt a lot better about myself these last two weeks than what I have in a very long time! I will keep this up. I will lose the wight. I will know what it feels like to run a 5k and more.