I know what you’re thinking. “Oh, great. Another blog from the guy who can’t stick to anything. Shocker!” And you’re not wrong. As a natural-born creative, my knack for ideation is a gift and a curse. Not only can I come up with sweet ideas, I deeply feel the need to act on each and every one of them. And nearly every time, I’ve failed. It’s taken me a hot minute to finally figure out that I don’t have to see every idea to fruition. I’m allowed to simply have ideas and leave it at that.
But this is different. Why? Because this is just for me. Whether anyone ever reads this or not is of no concern. I’m doing this as a means of creative expression, and as an outlet for my pent up ambition. I have felt an inherent need to embrace and make coalescent my love for comics, superheroes, fitness, martial arts, outdoors, family, work, and all things in between. I tried this before with #nerdswholift, but that ultimately failed because I tried to monetize it, which made it about other people instead of just me.
Commence Project Rebirth
I’m dedicating 2018 to the mission of transforming myself. Physically. Mentally. Emotionally. Spiritually. Nerdilogically. It’s a mission of self-discovery and self-authenticity.
Let’s start with the physical. I was a fat kid. I thinned out during high school thanks to basketball, but then I ballooned up once again as an adult. In January 2006, a medical diagnosis kickstarted my journey into fitness and nutrition. I dropped from 260 lbs. to 190 lbs. in 6 months. I maintained that level of health for quite some time. But then mental and emotional struggles hit me hard when I got divorced in 2009. My weight fluctuated a bit. I remarried in 2011, and shortly began to pack on the “happy” pounds.
Fast forward to 2013. A new ambition to reignite my fitness and share it with others led to pursuing my certification as a personal trainer from NASM and starting a bootcamp gym called CORE:5. It was fantastic and successful…for awhile. In mid-2015, the gym became too much to maintain while taking care of family obligations and driving my full-time business Jeromy Price Design. So I closed the business, and slowly began to pack on the pounds once again.
So here we are. January of 2018 is nearly over, and I’m getting a late start. But it’s a new start. My fitness goal for this year is to achieve 10% body fat while adding lean muscle. I want to look like my favorite superhero, Captain America. I’ll log my progress and share the embarrassing, awkward photos. Who knows, maybe I can help someone else along the way.