I’m going to give into my nerd hardcore today. This blog post may have a lot to do with the fact I’ve been watching Power Rangers non-stop over the past few hours, but it’s also something I know I’ve always thought about doing. Something that is a sort of goal has always been to be comfortable in spandex. I should push for it to being more of a reality.
Now, I believe in body positivity. I could always put on a spandex costume and use wear it around. That’s the easiest way to go about this. However, I want to look and feel good in a spandex costume, and where I’m at currently with my life, I need to work on it. I am on the right path and I’m working on my exercise and body. But, this is going to take some time.
The other part of it is that I need to accept myself and my body. And that is going to take more time than just hours at the gym. I’ll get to that point. It’s taken me years to get here and will take me years to get over all the negative body thoughts I have.
There is a lot of reasons ‘why’ spandex is such a thing for me. Obviously, I’m a huge superhero fan. I have built this website that is all about my nerd passions and showing it off o the world. I want to be able to dress up as all my favorite characters. Some will take some more work than others, but I want the muscles and the abs and to be a little cocky after all the work I’ve put in to get them.
It’s not hugely important in the long run of things. I tend to eat whatever I want, which leads to a lot of calories. I also drink quite a bit, but I feel like I’m on the downward spiral for that in terms of ‘over the hump’ of it being my life. My health and longevity are more important to me than a few minutes of inebriation. The hours of hangover afterwards don’t help productivity or my spandex dreams.
I really hope that I begin to sparkle the brightest I ever have for my friends thirtieth birthday. It’s one of the reasons I’m pushing for the sixty-day superhero, and why I am throwing myself into 100 days healthier me. Each day, I am focusing on something else. Each day, I get one step closer to my goal. Each day, lots of things stand in my way, and each day, I have to reassert that this is the healthy life I want. It’s not easy, but I keep sparkling on.
In the end, I may not be running around in spandex, but I will be sparkling brighter than every before. One days are not the best, but I keep on trying and doing better. That’s what all this is about. It’s about stabilizing your life and mental health as well as everything else.
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