Geek Fitness Health Hacks - Exercise, Weight Loss, and Mindfulness for Geeks and Nerds
About This Show
I’m a runner, a fitness junkie, a nutrition nut, but most importantly--I’m a geek. I used to be overweight, unhealthy, and lazy. I lost 155 pounds, and along the way, I figured out how to lead a healthy, active lifestyle without giving up a single bit of the geekery that makes me who I am. Every episode of Geek Fitness Health Hacks is packed with strategies that I personally used to overhaul my life, and I want to share them with you so that you can be as happy and healthy as I am, all while making sure that you keep geeking out for the long haul.
I have severe anxiety, and even though I I practice meditation, study Buddhism and am all about mindfulness, I still take medication to keep my panic attacks under control. Mental health is every bit as important as physical health, and I don’t want that to get shoved under the rug. I don’t want there to be a stigma about it, so I discuss strategies for self-care and dealing with panic and stress in your life. Additionally, I truly believe that compassion and kindness are essential to being healthy and happy, so this is a very positive show.
I want to motivate you into living a good life and being happy, not scare you into one. So are you ready to press start, player one?
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035 - The Legend of Zelda made me fat
1 day ago
Well, folks, I wasn't around last week to podcast. That was partially because I was playing the new Legend of Zelda game. Breath of the Wild is just so good that I couldn't stop playing it. Between work and Zelda, my time was pretty much taken completely up. And I honestly didn't exercise as much as I should have last week. I think I went to the gym once, got on the recumbent bike as I read Breath of the Wild articles, and then went back home to play more Zelda. Then I went out of town on Friday, and when I came back home...it was time for more Zelda. But now I'm back and I can love you all again! Awwww. (Who am I kidding? I never stopped loving y'all. Or playing Zelda, apparently.) Yoga Err Day. Err. Day. I have been thinking about how good yoga makes me feel, and I am going to use it as a way to get myself back to being active. Starting to run has given me a lot of false starts to the point where I don't know if I am going to focus on it at all for a while. I am going to do lower-impact exercise--cycling, bodyweight training, lifting, and yoga. And for April, I am going to be doing #yogaeverdamnday. Not only is that one of my favorite hashtags, it's a super way to exercise and practice mindfulness at the same time. I am not going to be committing to it hardcore until April 1, but I am getting myself in the habit right now. When I get there, I think y'all should do it, too. I'll be podcasting and posting about it a bit, too. So get yourself ready. FitDeck I've mentioned this before, but Jennifer got me a FitDeck of bodyweight exercises for Christmas. It's awesome, and the perfect way to get a few extra calories burned between shrines in Breath of the Wild. I'm really hankering for the yoga deck to supplement it, too. (There are other yoga cards I was told about, too!) MOAR ZELDA! NAO! Once I finish up Breath of the Wild, I am definitely in the mood for more Zelda. I really want to give Skyward Sword a try, even though the controls are supposed to be just atrocious (but somehow it was given a lot of 9/10 and 10/10 reviews when it was new), as well as A Link Between Worlds for the 3DS. I've never touched either of them, but Breath of the Wild makes me want to explore Hyrule so much that I want to make it through other games. I'll probably use Gamefly