About Geek Fitness and B.J. Keeton

We all have an origin story.

Hi there! I’m B.J. (or Beej, as my friends call me), and I’m a freelance writing, web designing, mega-geek from Florence, AL. I’m also a fitness junkie who lost a ton of weight and got healthy. Now I want to help you do the same thing.

Just a few years ago, I was an overweight, lazy English teacher who wanted nothing more than to drink liters and liters of Mountain Dew while playing World of Warcraft into the wee hours of the morning. I wasn’t bitten by a radioactive spider, exposed to cosmic rays, and my planet didn’t get blown up, but I did have a moment that changed my life forever. I couldn’t fit on a roller coaster.

Now, I’m 155 pounds lighter, World of Warcraft may have given way to Overwatch through the years, and Mountain Dew has been replaced by water, yoga, tempo runs, and the best superhero workouts I can find.

BJ at varying weights - from 310 pounds to 155

If any of that sounds like something you’d be interested in, and you want to learn how to start getting a bit fitter and a bit healthier, then all you have to do is answer these: who are you now, and who do you want to be tomorrow? 

Shoot me an email with the answers, and let’s see if we can tell your origin story right!

I am wondering, why are you here?

I figure that you’re here because you are looking for a way to get fit and change your life.

And because of all the gin joints in all the world, you wound up here, I’m assuming you’re at least a bit like me: geeky, nerdy, and in love pretty much everything that goes along with it. From video games to comic books to Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica. (and bears and beets, if ya nasty.)

And, like me, I am going to go ahead and assume you’re also not an athlete. At least you aren’t yet.

But like Master Yoda says…

You will be...able to get fit!

By the time I’m through with you, you’re going to be picking up heavy things and putting them back down, wearing holes in the soles of your running shoes, and still making time to settle in for an 8-hour board game session with your crew. I’m going to teach you how to get fit and still have time to binge watch Mr. Robot, checking for incorrect shell commands.

Even if you hate exercise (like I really, truly did), hate getting sweaty, and have a terrific addition to Code Red Mountain Dew, I can help you.

I know first hand how hard it is to get off the couch and into the gym. I know that when given the choice, any one of us would pick exploring those new ruins we just found in Skyrim over running a 5k.

But those kinds of things aren’t mutually exclusive. You can play video games and get fit, I’m here to help you learn out how to include both fitness and geekery in your life.

I used to be fat, but I’m not now

I’ve lost 155 pounds over the past few years, but at my largest, I weighed 310 pounds. I did it by changing pretty much everything about my life–except for who I am. I am still the Star Wars-loving nerd, but now I love fitness almost as much as superheroes. Almost.

Now let me be clear: I’m not a doctor or a registered dietitian, so please consult with one of those before starting any kind of fitness or weight loss program.

Like I said, I am a geek who found a way to lose a whole bunch of weight. If you’re looking for the fastest way to lose weight, you’re out of luck. I can’t teach you how to lose weight fast. I am not the kind of guy to give you tabloid headlines like “how to lose 20 pounds in 2 weeks while eating nothing but cake and ice cream.”

Because that’s impossible.

I can, however, teach you how to lose 10 pounds in a month. How to lose 100 pounds in a year. How to run a 5k or how to get fit enough to do a sub-2-hour half-marathon on your first try. Because I’ve done it all of that.

And along the way, I picked up a lot of information about changing your life in a healthy way without giving up any of your geeky lifestyle.

More than that, I know how hard it can be to come to fitness late in life. I know how hard it is to learn how to be a Jedi when you’ve spent your life being a Hutt

And don’t forget to say hi on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram at @geekfitnesscast

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