Hi there! My name is Sam Bangs, I am 23 years old and I live in Los Angeles. I graduated from the _ in 2011; I majored in Performance and minored in Film.
While you probably didn’t catch my background roles in Rock of Ages, Burn Notice, The Glades or Magic City, I have filmed a couple web commercials while working at Fleet Feet Sports Burbank as the Marketing Manager and running coach. I’ve also been working as an independent personal training while studying to get officially certified by ACE.
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I started a blog under the persona of “The Sexy Flexi” when I made my transition from vegan, to vegetarian, to part time meat eater.
I was sure I would still stick to a more plant based diet and in an effort to try and keep my vegan friends from hating me, I chose to define myself as a flexitarian.
While this stayed fairly accurate for a little while, I am now far from resembling a part time vegetarian in any way. I eat plenty of animal products and on a regular basis. Yes, I do choose to make these sources as organic and sustainable as possible, but no matter what way you look at it, animal products are animal products. So “flexi” in that sense is no longer super fitting. I’ve tried to rationalize it in my head as the flexi now referring more to being flexible as a person in your physical and mental health, but now the “sexy” is getting in the way.
See, “sexy” is what triggered my bulimia to begin with. Sexy began as operation “get jacked” and soon turned into “holy crap I need to lose weight as fast as possible so people will find me attractive.”
“Sexy” was what turned Halloween last year into my first big binge/purge experience.
“Sexy” is what continues to fuel my negative thinking that I will never be good enough.
So even though I’ve managed to think of a way to make the flexi work, sexy has no place on my road to better health.
Enter: this newly named blog. To be fair, I don’t have a ton of readers, so I don’t think the change will be super noticeable. Hell, maybe I can even get MORE readers with this change and finally apply to one of my many favorite blogging networks.
This blog will include work outs, motivational tips and possibly rants as I adjust to balancing life between my goals for the entertainment industry, and the health and fitness world. While this doesn’t deviate far from my old blog, the emphasis here will be on achieving these things in a healthy, positive way instead of trying to put a label on everything. I’m done trying to fit my life into a pretty, structured box.
Yes, I want to be attractive so I can have a successful acting career, but I’ve finally reached a point where the only person I care about thinking I’m sexy is my boyfriend.
A year ago, my life was a hot mess. I worked in a strip club. I was half living out of a car. My bipolar was at its peak. I had zero self worth. I was overweight, lonely and unhappy. That’s not my life anymore. In fact, I’m the happiest I’ve been in a long time. I’m healthy, I’m strong, I’m taking control of my bipolar and I’m going to overcome this ED. The way I see it, Life is Bangin’