My favorite comedian, Mitch Hedberg, once joked that if he discovered he had athlete’s foot, he’d say, “That’s not my f***ing foot!” I never considered myself an athlete as a kid. I didn’t fit with that group of kids in school, despite playing some softball in middle school. I am a bad team player and … Continue reading What Makes One an Athlete?
In grad school, I took a seminar class focusing on the connection between the mind and the body while reading Victorian novels like Frankenstein and Dorian Gray. (I know it sounds nerdy, but it was fun.) This class, and the deep questions it provoked, has lingered in my brain since then. One of my scholarly … Continue reading My Journey to Loving My Body
Brief context: Harry Potter as a series of books has always been important to me since they entered my life at age 11. But I never expected how they would affect my life when it came to my weight. During October 2018, I flew with a few friends to Orlando to go to Universal Studios … Continue reading My Breaking Point – Health and Fitness
I used to have Deadpool on my iPhone as the Lock Screen and Home Screen. But after starting my weight loss journey, I wanted a sort of motivation mascot and the best place to keep this icon was my phone, which I look at often. After a few months of searching, I settled on Captain … Continue reading Higher, Further, Faster: Imbuing Captain Marvel with Meaning