Get Your Tissues Out for the Star War’s Celebration Carrie Fisher Tribute Video

If you’ve spent any time around me or this blog, you know how important Carrie Fisher was–and still is–to me.

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When I heard she died, I was weirdly gutted. I never had the honor of meeting Carrie Fisher, but I still couldn’t help but feel as though I’d lost someone. Carrie Fisher and Princess Leia–the two are so intertwined to me–were so important to me growing up and as an adult. Losing her, and losing her well before her time, was just tragic. I won’t rehash what she meant to me. You can follow the hyperlinks above if you want to read my words on the impact she had on my life.

But as much as she meant to me, I can’t imagine how the cast and crew from the Star Wars films felt after her death. As most of you know, Orlando is currently playing host to the biggest Star Wars event in the country–the Star Wars Celebration. Unsurprisingly, the event played a beautiful video tribute to our Princess. It perfectly captured her spirit, her humor, and the impact she had on people, as well as so many young girls just like me. Take a peek, but grab your tissues.

What did Carrie Fisher mean to you? Let’s talk about it in the comments!

Thor: Ragnorak’s First Teaser Is Here!

Thor is undoubtedly my favorite Avenger (at least in the MCU–I am a bit more torn in the comics universe). His standalone films haven’t always garnered heaps of fan praise (though I’ll fight anyone who says Kat Dennings isn’t a freaking gem in those movies), but Thor’s latest movie seems like it’s going to be one for the ages. I am so excited for Thor: Ragnorak to hit theaters, and I’ve been hyped up since they first announced it WAY back at the Marvel Event in 2014. Marvel has slowly been releasing images from the film and promotional pieces, and they look AMAZING. Just look at this poster:

I think Ragnorak is going to feel unlike any other Thor film before, and will work nicely into the new look and feel that Marvel is cultivating with Phase III. And while I personally enjoyed the first Thor and Dark World (though I admit that they most certainly had their issues) I think infusing some fresh energy into his films can do nothing but good. Let’s take a look at the teaser trailer that released today!

Obviously, this trailer is teaser and doesn’t give too much away, but we know that Thor has been captured and is forced to become a gladiator (and cut his hair–which some might argue is the real tragedy here). And happily, we find that he’s captured with his ol’ green buddy, Hulk/Bruce Banner–though I’m really curious to see how much Bruce Banner we’ll see and how much of The Other Guy we’ll see in the film as this can’t be a safe environment for Bruce to show his human form–unhappily, they’ve got to fight each other in the ring. Regardless of the outcome of their fight (though my money’s on both of them surviving…because, well, obviously), I absolutely adore Thor’s reaction to seeing the Hulk in the ring. I definitely wanted to cheer alongside of Thor when the Hulk burst onto the scene, but I just died when Thor shouted, “He’s a friend from work!” Classic Thor, and I love that this movie isn’t losing that corny Marvel shtick that makes these heroes lovable (while still portraying them as highly skilled fighters).

Apart from getting a fresh story from one of my faves, there are some amazing new faces entering the MCU. Jeff Goldblum as General Commodus, Cate Blanchett is the utterly badass Hela, and Tessa Thompson is the incredible Valkyrie. We didn’t get too much of Valkyrie in action (though she looks like she’ll be a force to be reckoned with), so I’m excited to see more of her. And Hela…oh man, Hela. I wasn’t sure how Cate Blanchett would do as an MCU baddie, but HOLY CRAP. Hela looks like she’s going to kick some serious ass in this film, and I am READY FOR IT.

As the MCU grows, it can get a bit nerve-wracking that this behemoth of comic book goodness will get too big for Disney and Marvel to handle well. However, I think Phase III has gotten off to a great start, and this new Thor film is going to knock everyone’s socks off. Of course we’ve got to wait quite a while for Thor to hit theaters–November, to be exact. But to slate your Marvel thirst, here are the dates of all of the amazing Marvel stuff coming out between then and now:

Out now: Iron Fist, Netflix
May 5: Guardians of the Galaxy 2, theaters
July 7: Spider-Man: Homecoming, theaters
August 18: Defenders, Netflix

Are you excited about Thor: Ragnorak? What other Phase III properties are you excited to see? Let me know in the comments! 

Get Ready for Your First Shift at Los Pollos Hermanos

I’ve mentioned here before how much I loved the show Breaking Bad. I was a latecomer to the drug-addled fun, but I quickly became obsessed with the exploits of Jesse and Walt. So watching Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad spin-off, was kind of a no-brainer for me.

Plus, I really love Bob Odenkirk. He’s my favorite marriage counselor-turned-actor.

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When I went to LA, I got to go to a taping of The Late Late Show with James Corden (proof, I’m the chick in denim jacket on the far right high-fiving Corden–who was sick with a cold that I would come down with a few days later), Bob Odenkirk was one of the guests. I randomly tried to get tickets for nearly every night of our LA trip well before the guests were announced, and the only show that we were able to get tickets to was the one with Odenkirk as a guest. It was serendipitous.

BUT I DIGRESS.

The point is, I love Breaking Bad and it’s spin-off Better Call Saul. One of my favorite aspects of the show is getting to see the “origin story” of some of my favorite BrBa characters. It’s great to see familiar faces like Mike, Tuco, and Crazy Eight (or Domingo) show up. In the coming season of Better Call Saul (which will premiere  Monday, April 10 on AMC), we get to see the early days of one of Breaking Bad‘s most infamous characters: Gus Fring.

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Naturally, there’s a lot of hype behind Gus’ appearance on the show. After all, he’s the biggest villain that we’ve seen from Breaking Bad on the show since we met Tuco in the first two episodes of the BCS. BCS definitely re-introduced us to Tuco in a memorable and, dare I say, bone-crushing fashion. While Gus’ style was never as brazen as Tuco’s, I expect Gus’ introduction to Jimmy McGill’s world (or, more likely, Mike Ehrmantraut) to be just as memorable…though hopefully a bit less messy.

To keep that hype going, AMC released this fantastic Los Pollos Hermanos training video so we can all work our first shift at Pollos on the 10th in style. So check out Gustavo Fring’s video and listen to his wise words because remember, someone is always watching.

Remember to tune in to Better Call Saul on Monday, April 10 on  AMC! Let me know if you’ll be watching and any other Breaking Bad characters you’d like to see on BCS in the comments! 

YOU Could Name the Official Denver Comic Con 2017 Beer

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It’s that time again! Time to enter the Denver Comic Con beer naming contest for 2017! As always, this contest is sponsored by the amazing Breckenridge Brewery. The exclusive DCC beer is one of the most fun and unique pieces of Denver Comic Con, and this year the mastermind behind the con beer could be YOU! Past cons have had amazing names like Hulk’s Mash and Snape-ricot (last year’s brew that I found particularly tasty), and I just know that some of you fine folks could think of some other fantastic names. So while you get your creative juices flowing, here are the contest details:

WHAT:

The annual “Name the Denver Comic Con Beer” contest starts March 21. This is the sixth year Breckenridge Brewery has brewed a special beer exclusive for Denver Comic Con (DCC). The 2017 DCC official beer is a Bohemian-style Pilsner. It’s delicate and well-balanced, light yet complex. Saaz hops, a classic pilsner ingredient, impart a pleasant, earthy aroma while giving spicy flavor characteristics and a crisp, dry finish. Past winners of the “Name the Comic Con Beer” contest are, The Fantastic Pour, The Caped Brewsader, Brews Wayne, Hulk’s Mash, and Snape-ricot.

WHEN:

March 21 – “Name the Denver Comic Con Beer” contest starts
March 23, 5:00 pm – Deadline for name submissions
March 24 – Final four names announced and voting period opens
March 29 – Official name and winner announced
April – May – Stay tuned for more info on final artwork and beer release date

HOW:

To submit an idea for a name, comment in the section of this Facebook post here by 5:00 pm on Thursday, March 23rd. Check back on Facebook, Friday March 24th to vote for one of the four select entries decided on by Breck and DCC.

WHY:

This year’s winning name will be illustrated by a local comic book artist and featured on this year’s DCC pint glass. The winner receives a custom prize package from Breckenridge Brewery that includes free beer for a year and a Denver Comic Con beer tap handle.

So get to naming, nerds! The hero behind this year’s brew could be YOU! And if you haven’t bought your passes for the con yet, be sure to get yours ASAP! Are you attending DCC? Let me know if you are, or your other convention plans in the comments! 

Image credit: Breckenridge Breqwery

Please Enjoy theCHIVE’s Secret First Look at Iron Fist

,aIron Fist is set to hit Netflix on March 17! If the waiting for a new Netflix Marvel series is KILLING you, I’ve got some good news. theCHIVE is featuring an exclusive clip on their site. But, because we’re dealing with Danny Rand here, you’ve got to get a bit creative to reach the content.

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When you get to theCHIVE, you’ve got to enter a secret cheat code (think old-school gaming): Up, Up, Down, Down, left, right, left, right, b,a

Once you do that, you’ll have to break through a brick wall (because Iron Fist, y’all) to access the content. Of course, if you can’t make the cheat code doesn’t work, or you just want to make things easier, you can access the clip by entering “Danny Rand” into theCHIVE’s search bar. Trust me, regardless of how you get there, you’re gonna want to check out this clip. March 17th cannot get here quickly enough!

What did you think of the new clip? Are you excited for Iron Fist, or are you more excited for another Netflix Marvel show to return? How do you think Danny Rand will play into The Defenders? Tell me your thoughts in the comments! 

Feast Your Eyes on the New Doctor Who Trailer!

It’s been a while since we’ve had a proper, season-long adventure with the Doctor. Can you believe that season 9 ended in 2015?! But happily, our wait for the new season of Doctor Who is nearly over. Season 10–also known as the first season for Pearl Mackie’s companion, Bill, and Peter Capaldi‘s final season as the Doctor–will start on April 15. From the looks of the trailer, we’re in for a fun season.

Capaldi’s Doctor has been met with some mixed reviews. He was starkly different from Matt Smith‘s Raggedy Man, and fans had a bit of a tough time adjusting to that new dynamic between Clara and the Doctor. However, I personally felt like Capaldi finally settled into his role as the Doctor last season, and I think this new season will be the perfect cherry on top of his tenure as our favorite time traveler from Gallifrey.

But in addition to saying hello to new faces and goodbye to old ones, it looks like this season has a lot of fun in store for us. We, happily, will get to see more of Michelle Gomez as Missy/The Master, Matt Lucas as Nardole, and we’ll also get to see some of our old faves like Daleks and Cybermen (and not just the upgraded Cybermen–this season will kick it old school with the original 1960’s Cybermen), as well as the return of the Ice Monsters.

So even though we’re going to have to say goodbye to yet another Doctor (and potentially a companion, as there is no word on Pearl Mackie’s intentions to stay or go after Capaldi regenerates), this season is shaping up to be one hell of a last ride for Twelve…or Thirteen, depending on how you count the War Doctor. Regardless of where you count him, be sure to set your DVRs for the Doctor Who premiere on April 15th on BBC America!

What do you think of the season 10 trailer? What are you most pumped to see this season? Are you excited to see Peter Capaldi regenerate, or did he win you over? Who do you want to see helm the TARDIS once he’s gone? Tell me in the comments! 

International Women’s Day: To the Women Who Inspired Me

It’s International Women’s Day, so in honor of this day celebrating girl-power and badass women doing amazing things, I wanted to highlight the women who have inspired me. While I thought about doing a post highlighting some of my favorites from movies, books, and television, I decided instead to focus on those real-life women who inspired me as a writer. These are the women that gave me courage, made me feel empowered, and made me feel like my goals were achievable. Our world wouldn’t be the same without these women, and I know several of you likely feel the same way.

Felicia Day

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Felicia is such a huge inspiration to me. She blazed her own trail, opting to make her hugely popular webseries, The Guild, on her own when she couldn’t  a network interested. She’s created her own website, her own brand, and she gave us all permission to embrace our inner weird and to be unabashedly ourselves. She’s also legitimately kind. She can sit at a book signing for hours, and make everyone feel like they’re the first person she’s interacted with all day–I got to experience this firsthand. All the while, Felicia is battling crippling anxiety, and isn’t embarrassed about it. She’s helped me feel empowered to blaze my own trail, start something based on my passions, and to not feel embarrassed about my mental health struggles.

Rachel Bloom

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Do you ever read or watch something, and it’s so good that you get almost annoyed that you didn’t write it yourself? That is how I feel when I watch Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. It’s that perfect blend of self-deprecating humor, feminism, messed up, dark humor, dumb humor, and ~*~showtunes~*~ that speaks to a very specific part of me that I didn’t think anyone else had. Rachel wrote a show that is real about mental illness, it doesn’t shy away from making its heroine strong and likeable yet DEEPLY flawed,  and it portrays women in a real and hilarious way. I’m a latecomer to Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, but I’m so glad to have found something that speaks to my sense of humor so specifically. She inspires me to write stuff that truly makes me laugh, and she inspires me to be true to myself while owning my shit (even if that comes from writing a hyperbolic version of myself where she admits how messed up she is).

Mindy Kaling

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Mindy Kaling inspired me to embrace all parts of myself, and to not be just one thing. She’s girly, she’s sarcastic, she’s hilarious, she’s smart, she’s creative, she’s quick to acknowledge her shortcomings, but she’s confident (or at least appears confident) in her strengths. She hustled her ass off to write Matt and Ben, to write for The Office, get her own show, and she writes the most hilarious and relatable books ever. She inspires me to be a better writer and a better businesswoman.

Tina Fey

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Tina Fey doesn’t just inspire me to be a better writer, but she also inspires me to lean in to my quirks. She’s self-deprecating, she shined one of the best (and most accurate) lights on my kind of introversion, and the fact that the idea of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt came from her brain makes her my kind of twisted. Tina Fey was one of the first women to show me that women can be really, really funny, and that they can write stuff that will make you cry laughing, and they can do it all while rockin’ a Snuggie, snacking on some Night Cheese. She was the original person to inspire me to be myself in my writing, and let myself be real, at least in the stuff I wrote.

Carrie Fisher

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Carrie Fisher. She was the first. I knew Leia Organa long before I really knew anything about Carrie Fisher. Through Leia, she taught me about being strong and being brave (I wrote all about this at Nerdist, so I won’t rehash it here). However, as I grew up and saw her in other roles like the furious jilted lover in Blues Brothers, and as I learned about her as a person, her own struggles with addiction and mental illness, I saw her more as an IRL-embodiment of that princess from Alderaan that first inspired me as a little girl. Fisher was honest, brutally honest, and she was never afraid to use her mistakes to help teach others. She was vocal about her mental health, and made other people–me included–not only feel safe to share their struggles, but made us feel empowered. After all, if Princess freaking Leia could still be amazing while having to fight with her own brain, so could we, right? But she wasn’t just an advocate and an actor. She also wrote–and she wrote amazingly well. She has that dark sense of humor I love, and she is able to effortlessly make you laugh and make you think all at the same time. Plus, she was an unabashed crazy dog lady. Carrie Fisher has been a constant, ever-evolving source of inspiration for me since I first met her watching Star Wars as a little girl. She inspires me to be creative, to be bold, to be honest, to be funny, and to be strong.

Who are some the women who have inspired you? Tell me in the comments, and be sure to tell THEM! Happy International Women’s Day! 

2017 Convention Plans!

ECCC just wrapped up, so I think it’s safe to say we’re officially starting into the spring and summer convention season! Last year I kept my convention plans pretty chill, and I don’t have a zillion cons planned this year either. However, I am hitting up some pretty exciting conventions, and I cannot wait! Here’s where you can catch me this year:

Denver Comic Con, June 30-July 2

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I go to this convention every single year, and every single year it’s better than the last! DCC 2016 had several amazing from The Hillywood Show, to Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Alex Kingston and Jenna Coleman, Hayley Atwell, and WAY more. In this year’s convention it looks like the guest list is going to be even more kickass. Right now they’ve got appearances announced from people like Felicia Day, Khary Payton, Weird Al, Finn Jones, Caleb McLaughlin, Billie Piper, and TONS more.

So will I be seeing you there? If you haven’t already bought your tickets, jump on it! The speed passes have sold out already!

San Diego Comic Con, July 20-July 23

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Guys. This is a big one. For the first time EVER, I’ll be attending San Diego Comic Con. I have wanted to attend this con FOREVER. Usually, I’m chilling at home covering the news breaking from the convention, so I’m so incredibly stoked to finally be able to be in “the room where it happens”.

This is the biggest convention ever, and what makes it even more fun is that there is not only a ton of stuff to do and see within the convention, there are loads of rad things to hit up outside–one being the wonderful Nerd HQ. I cannot WAIT to see what this convention has in store for me. If you want to go, be sure to register for a Comic Con Member ID to be sure you can get a ticket! They go fast!

Will I see you at either of the conventions? Let me know in the comments! I hope to see you there. As always, I’ll be covering the conventions here on my blog and on my Twitter, @Kendall_Ashley

 

10 Things You Need To Know About Visiting Universal Studios Hollywood

If you follow me on Instagram, you know by now that I just returned from an AMAZING one-week adventure in Los Angeles, California. It was my very first time in the state (okay, once in high school I had to catch a connecting flight in LAX, but I never left the airport so it doesn’t really count). I was certain I’d love California, but I wasn’t sure if I’d love LA. I knew my blog buddy Megan at The Nerdy Girlie loved it (which by the way, if you haven’t heard about her 100 Cups of Coffee book project, you should check it out), but I wasn’t sure if it’d be my style.

Let me just tell you that LA is definitely my kind of city. It’s beautiful, and it’s got such a unique vibe between that California cool and breezy beach vibes with the excitement and bustle of a big city. Yeah, traffic can be rough, but it is worth it to get to spend time in such a cool place.

While there were so many amazing things to see (which I’ll talk about in later posts), one of my favorite experiences from the trip was visiting Universal Studios Hollywood. Of course, visiting a popular theme park can be a bit of a daunting task. Navigating crowds, deciding which lines are worth the wait, and maximizing your fun can feel like a big job when all you’re wanting to do is spend some time hanging out with some of your faves from Universal flicks. So to help you maximize your time at Universal, here are five things you should know before you head to the park:

Everyone will tell you Universal Orlando is better. Don’t listen to them.

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For some weird reason, when you tell people you’re planning to hit up Universal in Hollywood, their knee-jerk reaction will be to tell you that they’ve either heard or they think Universal Orlando is better. Now to be honest, I’ve never been to the park in Orlando, but I can tell you that Universal Hollywood is a blast. I’m sure the park in Orlando is larger with more attractions, but you’re going to have loads of fun at the Hollywood park. So when people say that to you, just shrug and tell them you’ll have fun regardless. Because you will.

Download the Universal Studios app.

I’m always dubious when places tell me to get their companion app. Space on my phone can be precious, so I don’t want to waste it with useless apps. In this case, you definitely want the app. It certainly won’t make or break your time at the park, but with a live update of line lengths and an interactive map, it makes finding your way a lot easier. We were able to maximize our time at the park and seriously minimize our time in line thanks to that app.

Go to Ollivander’s first.

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I’m sure by now that you’ve heard of the fun wand-choosing experience at Ollivander’s. It’s a super brief encounter, and only one person is chosen to experience a wand choosing them (and it’s usually a kid, so don’t get your hopes up adult Potterheads). Still, it’s utterly magical and it’s a really well-made experience. The thing is, it’s a shorter encounter, but the lines can be LONG waiting to get in. So when you first arrive in the morning, head straight to Ollivander’s and experience that first. You’ll still have to wait in line (it’s inevitable, folks), but the line will most certainly be longer as you get into the afternoon.

If you can, go when school is in session.

Guys, the longest I waited for a ride was about thirty minutes. Truly. My guy and I went on a Tuesday when school was in session, and while there were definitely kids there (there are always heaps of people), we seriously lucked out in every single ride. We got to go on just about everything twice (and Harry Potter’s Forbidden Journey three times, because HARRY POTTER, y’all), and we stayed til the park closed. I can’t promise you similar results if you go on a school day–the park is always packed, regardless of school and work days–but it’s a bit less chaotic when most people are at work or school.

Buy your tickets ahead of time online.

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Seriously. It’s cheaper, you don’t have to wait in line, and it allows you admission into the park one hour early to check out the Harry Potter world. Listen, I’m not a morning person at all, but getting to access the Harry Potter stuff an hour early made everything extra special. While there are still a good number of people there early, the crowds were a bit smaller so I was able to take my time, really enjoy Hogsmeade, and take some fun pics of the attractions without worrying that I was getting in the way of everyone.

Definitely do the studio tour.

As a huge movie buff, I was stoked to see stuff like the Universal backlot. However, if getting to see the house from Psycho doesn’t fill you with childlike glee, you might be tempted to skip the studio tour. Don’t. It’s so much more than just a standard backlot drive-through. I won’t give away any spoilers, but it is one part tour one part immersive experience. I had a blast, and I know you will, too. Plus, it’s just rad to see the Psycho house. I don’t care who you are.

Watch Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and Megatron pose for pictures

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Even if you aren’t interested in getting a picture of you next to a very realistic-looking Transformer, you should definitely hang around to watch them pose for pictures. While Bumblebee’s words are understandably limited to whatever he can pull from pre-recorded audio, Optimus and Megatron spend their photo op time posing for pictures and talking to the crowd. Obviously, Optimus goes for the inspirational route, which is fun to see, but Megatron goes back and forth between antagonizing the audience and coercing them to join the Decepticons. It’s quite fun to watch, even if it’s only for a few minutes.

Don’t prioritize the Shrek 4D experience.

If you’re a huge Shrek fan, then you’ll have loads of fun. Even if you aren’t, it’s a good time. However, the Shrek experience is one of the older rides, so the tech behind it is just not as impressive as experiences like the Transformers ride or Harry Potter’s Forbidden Journey. So unless Shrek means a lot to you, I’d put it a bit lower on your ride priority list.

Even if the lines are long, Universal makes waiting fun.

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With the exception of just a couple attractions, Universal does a great job integrating the line into the actual attraction. So even though you’re waiting, you get to see awesome set pieces from the show or movie, and often times you get introduced to the story line behind your specific ride–it’s never as simple as something like “let’s pretend you’re in the first Transformers movie!” So be sure to look around and listen to any videos or recordings that they have playing while you wait. There’s lots to see and hear!

Be sure you look properly terrified in The Walking Dead walkthrough experience

The TWD attraction is essentially a zombie-themed haunted house. So once I realized that, I applied haunted house rules to the attraction, and got a bit nervous (if you’ll recall, I am not a fan of haunted houses). So I reminded myself of things like, the actors can’t touch me, I’m allowed to run through the experience if I’m too scared, and realizing that the chicks directly in front of me would likely feel the brunt of the jump scares. However, once I got in, the whole attraction was so cool, and the walkers looked so true to The Walking Dead that I just became utterly delighted. So I started going through the experience with a stupid grin on my face. This clearly frustrated some of the walker-actors, and they started jumping back out to scare me a second time. So my advice to you is, even if your heart is filled with blissful, walker-loving glee when you go through the attraction, make sure your face conveys the appropriate amount of terror to keep those walkers in check.

What are some of your Universal Studios Hollywood tips? What should I know when I’m able to make it to Universal Studios Orlando? Let’s talk theme parks in the comments! 

Making 2017 a Healthier Year with Geek Girl Strong

If you’ll remember from my big “New Year’s resolution” post, I didn’t really do much in the way of New Year’s resolutions. I didn’t pick a word of the year, and I didn’t make that many clear resolutions. Instead, I wanted this year to be a year where I fought back against the negativity, unhealthiness, and injustice in my own life and those around me. After a year of struggling with both my mental and physical health, one of my big ways to fight back in 2017 is making healthier habits.

If you’ve been around here long, you’ll know that I do ballet several times a week. I love it, but apart from choosing to strap on my pointe shoes a few times a week, I don’t make many other healthy choices. And while there are many awesome gyms like NerdStrong in LA, I don’t have as many cool options like that in Colorado. That’s why I’m super excited about the Geek Girl Strong challenge that is kicking off on February 19th and runs through the 25th. If you live in NYC, chances are you’ve already interacted with these awesome women, but now those of us outside of the Big Apple will also get a chance to join in the fun.

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What I love about this challenge is it’s meant to train you to make healthier lifestyle choices, not to drop a crazy amount of weight in a super short time. This is truly something that teaches you to care for yourself so you can feel better every day, and helping you find your own inner, superhero strength. I’m all about that.

Geek Girl Strong is headed up by Stormy Riot, and she’ll be spending those weeks sending out weekly emails, offering webinar invites, an invitation to the Live 1up Results Master Class, and give you access to the growing and supportive Geek Girl Strong community, among other things. Plus, I’ve also heard that the workouts have marvelously fun, nerdy themes to really help you get into that superhero frame of mind. It’ll be a time to learn, support one another, and ask those questions you’ve been dying to ask about taking care of yourself.

I’ll be joining in the fun, and you should too! If money is an issue, don’t freak out. This is a pay-what-you-can online challenge, so don’t let a tapped out bank account be the barrier between you and realizing what a badass superhero you truly are! I’m really excited to take part in this challenge, and I’d love it for you to join me!

Have you ever tried the Geek Girl Strong Challenge before? What tips do you have for a newbie? Let me know (and tell me if you’re taking part this year) in the comments!