Today’s post might be one of the more important articles we’ve ever posted on Nerd Fitness. Last week’s article on body image was incredibly well received, and today we’re going to take a look at the stuff we wear OVER our bodies, something I ignored for far too long but didn’t know where to find help. A few years back, I met Barron of EffortlessGent.com through the blogosphere and we have become good friends since then.
Last fall I decided it was time to level up other parts of my life and stop dressing like a mismatched college kid. So I emailed Barron: “Here’s a small budget. Can you help me not dress like an idiot?” He helped me pick out a few key items, and almost overnight, I was transformed…into a sharply dressed idiot!
Because I had started taking pride in my appearance, I felt better about myself and thus exuded more confidence. I immediately noticed a change in how I was treated: from the stranger at the airport counter, to the cashier at the grocery store, to the cute girl at the coffee shop. Seriously, I couldn’t believe how my clothing changed how I felt about myself and how others perceived me.
At a conference this past summer, with lots of friends who only see me once a year, I couldn’t go more than five minutes without getting complimented on my appearance. My physique honestly hadn’t changed much – it was just that I finally started wearing the right kind of clothes for my body type!
I figure I can’t be the only one who is clueless, but didn’t know where to turn or how to get started. I can help you level up your life; Barron is going to help you level up your armor.
Note: this article is mostly beneficial for the guys in the audience, though quite a bit will be applicable to ladies as well. Sometimes we’ll have articles that are more beneficial for guys (like this one), while others we have published (like this and this) will be more helpful to women. We’ll end up doing a similar article helping out ladies soon!
Take it away Barron.
Your body is a complicated tool, an intricate system.
The moment you are mindful of its well-being, changes start to occur.
If you’ve committed to improving your body, whether you’re already a modern-day Leonidas or simply a work in progress, today I invite you to also level up the way you present yourself.
After all, why work hard leveling up everything else in your system, only to neglect the very last and easiest upgrade: your clothes.
Think of it this way: In every role-playing game you spend time leveling up, gaining skills, spells, and new attacks to defeat your enemies. But you also have to suit up with armor, either for protection, to enhance your overall strength, or to simply strike fear into the hearts of your enemies.
Today we’re going to learn how to treat your clothing the same way!
Suit up let your clothes enhance your already awesome self, helping you put your best foot forward in completing the quest at hand.