Frankly dear readers, it bothers me a bit that I can't really dress up like a superhero. Aside from the fact that most superheroes don't have creative facial hair, the fact that I'm not in the best of shape these days makes it hard for me to find a superhero that I can really dress up as. Oh sure, I could be any one of a hundred background figures from Conan or Northlanders, but I'm talking about a dyed in the wool, supercool, fighting for the forces of justice superhero.
But wait, what's that you say? There is one such superhero in the DC Universe and he just so happens to be one of your all time favorite superheroes? Is it Superman? No, not Superman. He's too clean cut. Oh wait, I know, it's Batman! No, not Batman. Bruce Wayne rocks the stubble but I can't see him growing a Bat-stache. Starfire? ... ... Seriously? Look, just because she has red hair...Okay, forget it. Moving on. It's not Batman or Superman or...Starfire.
It's Oliver Queen, the Green Arrow!
Blondish hair? Check. Creative facial hair including but not limited to a handlebar moustache? Check. Acerbic wit? Check. Ego the size of the JLA Watchtower? Check. Holy boxing glove arrow, Batman! Me and Ollie Queen sure are a lot a like.
Alright, so I have a full beard, not a goatee, but that can be easily changed. The thing that cannot be so easily changed is the sad shape of my body right now. Most of you who know me probably think I'm crazy. I know I look pretty slender and in actuality I'm right around the weight that a healthy, well-proportioned man of my height should be at, but too much of it is junk and not enough of it is muscle. My natural build tends more toward the lean than the stocky and right now that's reversed. So before I go donning a tight green jumpsuit, tunic and cloak, I think I need to shave some of the fat and add back a lot of the muscle.
Frankly, I'm tired of not looking like a superhero.
So I've devised a plan to get in shape and stay that way. So far, this is the best site I've found for the sort of workout I think I'm looking for. Considering I don't know what I'm really doing here though, I'm open to suggestion. At least this workout has a superhero theme.
My goal is to slim down enough to at least look decent in the costume by Halloween and to be in good enough shape by NYCC to seriously fill it out. You guys have faith in me, right? After all, a real superhero never gives up.