Question of the Month is a monthly blogging event created by the lovely Later Levels. It has been updated for 2018, so if you are interested the details are here. This month’s question comes from Kevin at The Mental Attic. The question is “you ate everything during Christmas so now have to diet and work it all off; which video game character do you recruit as your personal trainer to get you back into shape?”.
There are plenty of video games characters who could be a personal trainer in their spare time. Well if they have some down time where they aren’t caught in the middle of some action and adventure, never mind the drama of their fellow characters. The characters I am thinking of are fit and healthy, aside from the frequent wounds they get that is, so could probably inspire someone to get back into shape. Just about every character in an action/adventure/RPG could count for this.
Now I would probably be a terrible client for a personal trainer. I am awful if you send me to a gym. I tried it before, stuck to it for a good length of time but ultimately there were a few reasons why I had to stop going. This is a very dull way of saying I don’t like the gym, I have issues that make it the hardest thing to do and I would probably need someone who could put up with lots of complaining and start me off very gently. I’d need someone who wouldn’t automatically give up on me as well.
Well the person that came to mind is Lara Croft. The Tomb Raider herself. She is strong, tries to keep her friends going on the adventure (I mean she didn’t want Sam to give up and didn’t give up on her). That sort of determination may be needed to get me back into shape with a personal trainer. Sure she might be a bit straight to the point but that could perhaps push someone to get fit. At least she might be a bit more helpful than the Wii Fit instructors for me (anyone like them?*). She might also do things a bit differently to the standard personal trainer/gym instructor. That might suit me or someone like me.
The only thing I would have to watch is her incredible ability to survive anything (I mean how many broken bones should she have?!) as she might expect me to have that. Maybe I should make sure life insurance would cover a personal training session with Lara Croft!
Who would help you get back into shape? There is still time to take part in Question of the Month if you are interested!
* Now I wrote this before I saw Hundstrasse post an answer to this (scheduling posts does mean that other people can have the same thoughts as I learnt last month but still scheduled this post)… so perhaps it is just me that they wouldn’t suit.