GamerFitNation presents Charles AKA Fanatical G as True Gamer of the week!
A Little about Fanatical G. I’m a fulltime college student and freelance graphic designer. I love art, I love technology, and I enjoy playing video games. I created The Game Fanatics (www.thegamefanatics.com) to bring gamers together, by providing relevant news and unbiased reviews from real gamers. Of course contests and giveaways help, we do a lot of those too
I own a pretty sweet custom gaming rig, a Wii, and a PS3. Also have a few GBA’s and my GameCube and NES laying around somewhere…
The game that sparked your interest in Gaming:
Duck Hunt for the NES is probably the first game I remember playing. Ah, good times! The N64 in itself really got me gaming. Ocarina of Time, Mario Kart, James Bond 64, Smash Bros, Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo Tooie, Cruis’n USA…I kinda got sidetracked with this question haha.
What keeps you gaming:
Being a fulltime student and working, I don’t have much time to game anymore, but when I do it’s a moment of relaxation where my mind is kind of on chill mode and I can release some stress .
Workout regimen and eating habits:
Alright, here’s where I make a confession right? I used to work out pretty religiously when I played football, but that ended about 3 years ago. I just started getting back into the swing of things at the gym though; living an active life is something I strongly believe in. As far as eating habits, I’m not a breakfast person, I usually eat a fruit or a bowl of cereal in the mornings, then snacks in between my lunch and dinner. Being someone who did struggle with weight issues as a kid, I learned that taming my appetite was the key to eating what I want and still staying healthy.
Advice to gamers who are struggling with weight issues:
I’d say to put down the games and get active. Easier said than done yes, but you’d be surprised what can be achieved by sheer willpower. Skip the cake (which is a lie) and go for a yogurt instead, dust off the Wii and play a few rounds of simple WiiSports or get the Zumba workout (which is great). It’s the little things that help you build the habit of staying active, you’ll really be surprised.
Health wise what are your goals:
This school semester I’ve been on track to lose 20lbs. I know people may scoff at that, but for someone who intends to eat whatever I want, I believe it’s a decent goal. On that note I’ll also like to be more involved with sports again, I actually plan on starting a regular basketballroutine next week.
Opinion on Health and Gaming:
Before our generation it would have been absurd to see both words complement each other in the same sentence, but huge props to Nintendo for revolutionizing both with the Wii. The stereotype of “gamers” as a whole needs to be destroyed, and that’s why I love GamerFitNation, showing that there are gamers who value a good workout and lead active, healthy lifestyles.
I pretty much touched on this above. If you read some of the articles I wrote back in the day when we still called the Kinect Project Natal, you’d see that I was a huge skeptic of the whole motion gaming movement. Now I love it. Of course I still rock my regular controllers but from time to time it’s nice to change things up and use the Move controllers. That being said, it’s going to be an interesting new console cycle with all these motion technologies having been introduced to us.
GamerFitNation would like to welcome Fanatical G to the club.