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Thank you so much for choosing to support me on this journey of creation, self discovery and fitness.  I've been working out a long time, but not as long as I've enjoyed video games.  All my life for as long as I can remember I was fat.  I'm still fat, but I'm improving daily and still playing games.  I grew up loving dogs, video games, friends and graffiti.  About 10 years ago I started working out and controlling my food intake.  My body was adapting and I was seeing the fruits of my labor pay off.  I was doing weighted dips.  Weighted pull ups.  Squatting more than 3 plates for sets of 10.  Cardio in grass fields about 2 hours a week.  Hand stand pushups.  Loving games and keeping up with new releases, too.  Everything was great.  Even my dog was happy.  At that time in my life, this was 2013, I found a dog beach for us to go to and it was the most fun I ever saw any dog have.  I couldn't believe how he acted in the water.  Hilarious.

But then life kind of changed for me.  I know in these stories you aren't supposed to ever stop your training discipline.  You aren't supposed to ever go crazy and eat huge amounts of junk food.  But that's what I did when I experienced some personal setbacks in 2014.

It started slow.  Missing a work out here.  Skipping cardio there.  Not cooking this day.  Eating a bunch of dollar store snacks that day.  All the sudden all I wanted to do was play video games (Destiny) and, of course due to requirement, attend work.  Everything else was too much.  I didn't want to stop working out, always felt like I would resume next week or the next day, but what was happening was the huge quantities of junk food I was consuming -- sweets, fast food, baked goods -- was sapping my energy, making workouts I would start end quickly and be uncomfortable.

Addiction was at play, too, because even though I knew the damage I was doing to myself, I liked the food I was eating, liked the hazy weird feeling it gave me when I was full.  I liked being able to stay up late and eat during every episode of the shows I watched.  It was a messed up lazy lifestyle I created for myself for about 1.5 years.

I broke the cycle in 2016 when I decided to, in addition to little workouts I started doing at home, begin helping a construction company with labor part time.  It's good conditioning throwing cinder blocks all day, pushing wheel barrels and using a shovel.  By that time I started going the gym again, this time riding a bike there and back. 

I eventually stopped riding my bike to the gym, because it all took very long.  It took about 2 hours to get there, sometimes less.  Leaving for the gym at 2pm and then getting back at 8pm got old after about 4 months, but then resumed grass field cardio and I just drove to the gym instead. 

During all this I was playing video games, mostly Xbox.  In 2014 I was playing a Halo game, whichever one was current at the time, and I know for sure I was loading up match after match of Rumble Pit.  Then Destiny came out and I was playing that nonstop.  I love playing online multiplayer shooters.  My first serious shooter that I tried so hard with (but was still bad) was Return to Castle Wolfenstein on the original xbox.  Back in the day growing up I had all the classics.  Nintendo, sega, sega saturn, dreamcast, etc.  I really liked Bomberman back then.  There was a game a long time ago I've never heard anyone talk about called Blast Chamber.  Have you tried it? 

I use myfitnesspal as I did in the past to control macros and calories.  I track my workouts using google drive.  I'm still not back to where I was in regards to strength or aesthetics, but I'm seeing gains and realize I still need to do better controlling food.  I'll hit my macros perfectly and not overeat for a while, but then I'll mess up.  Food is my biggest challenge, but one thing good is that I'm not missing any workouts and prioritize my days around them.  I won't fall off like I did in 2014 ever again.

And this journey continues to this day.  Follow me on twitter where I show you how I edit my workout spreadsheets on my phone, go on walks with my dog friend Baki, keep you up to date on gameANDchange youtube video releases, and also share inner perspective on an array of topics.

Whenever I'm playing a game I want to record footage.  When there's noteworthy news in the game industry, I'll try reporting on it.  When I share gameplay footage, instead of just imagery of me sitting and playing, sometimes a clip will pop up containing current gameANDchange status.  Maybe a workout thought or gym footage.  Maybe a clip of me at the store. Maybe a clip of me in the forest with Baki.  The idea is I like trying to mesh other aspects of my life into my gameplay videos.

I appreciate you and thanks for reading.

-gameANDchange, November 2018


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When we reach one thousand Patreons I should be able release gameandchange content full time. I will create more game content on youtube but will also post more fitness updates on twitter. I will bring you into the gym more often, take you to secret jungle trails with Baki and my son. I will go deeper into the darkness of my past, how I had so much joy for games and art as a youth, but so much sadness and anxiety about other things and how some of that sometimes continues to this day, but I stay focused and motivated to achieve. We only live once and I've wasted enough time as it is. There may be people out there in similar situations that connect with my message. I'm glad to help and I'm here for you. I will also focus more on gameandchange.com. My ultimate goal is to be healthy, have enough time to create, play games, workout, travel and also be present for my wife and children.
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Thank you so much for choosing to support me on this journey of creation, self discovery and fitness.  I've been working out a long time, but not as long as I've enjoyed video games.  All my life for as long as I can remember I was fat.  I'm still fat, but I'm improving daily and still playing games.  I grew up loving dogs, video games, friends and graffiti.  About 10 years ago I started working out and controlling my food intake.  My body was adapting and I was seeing the fruits of my labor pay off.  I was doing weighted dips.  Weighted pull ups.  Squatting more than 3 plates for sets of 10.  Cardio in grass fields about 2 hours a week.  Hand stand pushups.  Loving games and keeping up with new releases, too.  Everything was great.  Even my dog was happy.  At that time in my life, this was 2013, I found a dog beach for us to go to and it was the most fun I ever saw any dog have.  I couldn't believe how he acted in the water.  Hilarious.

But then life kind of changed for me.  I know in these stories you aren't supposed to ever stop your training discipline.  You aren't supposed to ever go crazy and eat huge amounts of junk food.  But that's what I did when I experienced some personal setbacks in 2014.

It started slow.  Missing a work out here.  Skipping cardio there.  Not cooking this day.  Eating a bunch of dollar store snacks that day.  All the sudden all I wanted to do was play video games (Destiny) and, of course due to requirement, attend work.  Everything else was too much.  I didn't want to stop working out, always felt like I would resume next week or the next day, but what was happening was the huge quantities of junk food I was consuming -- sweets, fast food, baked goods -- was sapping my energy, making workouts I would start end quickly and be uncomfortable.

Addiction was at play, too, because even though I knew the damage I was doing to myself, I liked the food I was eating, liked the hazy weird feeling it gave me when I was full.  I liked being able to stay up late and eat during every episode of the shows I watched.  It was a messed up lazy lifestyle I created for myself for about 1.5 years.

I broke the cycle in 2016 when I decided to, in addition to little workouts I started doing at home, begin helping a construction company with labor part time.  It's good conditioning throwing cinder blocks all day, pushing wheel barrels and using a shovel.  By that time I started going the gym again, this time riding a bike there and back. 

I eventually stopped riding my bike to the gym, because it all took very long.  It took about 2 hours to get there, sometimes less.  Leaving for the gym at 2pm and then getting back at 8pm got old after about 4 months, but then resumed grass field cardio and I just drove to the gym instead. 

During all this I was playing video games, mostly Xbox.  In 2014 I was playing a Halo game, whichever one was current at the time, and I know for sure I was loading up match after match of Rumble Pit.  Then Destiny came out and I was playing that nonstop.  I love playing online multiplayer shooters.  My first serious shooter that I tried so hard with (but was still bad) was Return to Castle Wolfenstein on the original xbox.  Back in the day growing up I had all the classics.  Nintendo, sega, sega saturn, dreamcast, etc.  I really liked Bomberman back then.  There was a game a long time ago I've never heard anyone talk about called Blast Chamber.  Have you tried it? 

I use myfitnesspal as I did in the past to control macros and calories.  I track my workouts using google drive.  I'm still not back to where I was in regards to strength or aesthetics, but I'm seeing gains and realize I still need to do better controlling food.  I'll hit my macros perfectly and not overeat for a while, but then I'll mess up.  Food is my biggest challenge, but one thing good is that I'm not missing any workouts and prioritize my days around them.  I won't fall off like I did in 2014 ever again.

And this journey continues to this day.  Follow me on twitter where I show you how I edit my workout spreadsheets on my phone, go on walks with my dog friend Baki, keep you up to date on gameANDchange youtube video releases, and also share inner perspective on an array of topics.

Whenever I'm playing a game I want to record footage.  When there's noteworthy news in the game industry, I'll try reporting on it.  When I share gameplay footage, instead of just imagery of me sitting and playing, sometimes a clip will pop up containing current gameANDchange status.  Maybe a workout thought or gym footage.  Maybe a clip of me at the store. Maybe a clip of me in the forest with Baki.  The idea is I like trying to mesh other aspects of my life into my gameplay videos.

I appreciate you and thanks for reading.

-gameANDchange, November 2018


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