Geek Fitness Health Hacks - Running, 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?
Most Recent Episode
031 - Running a 5k and playing Darksiders II on #FitGeekFriday
2 days ago
This week's #FitGeekFriday is full of all kinds of awesome. Let's cut to the chase and get to the cool stuff! Darksiders II: Deathfinitive Edition First up, I am playing a ton of Darksiders II thanks to @cbdroege, my awesome audiobook narrator, and @13th_story. They told me it was like Zelda for adults, and since I own the HD remasters from a Humble Bundle sale, I jumped right in, and it'a awesome. If you want to try it, head over to http://www.gameflyoffer.com/geekfitness and grab it for yourself. (Yep, I know. Shameless affiliate sponsorship, but it's totally worth it!) Running a 5k again! I didn't die! I also ran a 5k this week! The first one since September. It was pretty hard, but thanks to Void in this week's episode of Geek to Geek, my competitive side jumped out and had to make sure I did what he could do. So thanks, buddy! Now it's your turn! Head outside and do what you can, fitgeeks! You gotta make sure to get that blood pumping this weekend! Side Hustle School, or as I like to call it...the streets That was a really bad joke. I regret nothing. My friend told me about a really cool new podcast his brother does called sidehustleschool.com. I didn't know a thing about it, but I really like it because it's a daily 5-7 minute podcast about side income streams that you can do with things you might have never thought about. You should totally go listen. I'm working my way through the archives now. It even inspired me to work on my own side hustle (like I don't have enough already?) that directly relates to this blog and podcast. So I will let you know when I have that ready to discuss. Proactive anxiety counseling FTW And then, last but not least, I'm going to my counselor again, yay! I am excited to see her for my periodic tune-up so that she can see how I'm doing, catch up, and really just make sure that I am on the right path from when we met last. You guys know I'm a big proponent of self-care, and that means that even when things are going well, you need to be proactive to make sure that things keep going well, ya know? If you feel the need, please go see a counselor. I am not kidding when I say that she pretty much saved my life over the past