Posted in Anti-Inflammation, Emotional Eating, Fitness, Life + Living, Strength Training, Warrior Dash

MegsFitness on Nerd Fitness – Battle Logs!

I’ve blogged in the past about how much happier and more content I feel when I am following the core strengths of health and wellness – including eating well, sleeping well, exercising, and making time for personal goals.  So, it stands to reason that now, more than ever, I need to get back into the patterns of healthy eating, getting enough (and higher quality) rest, exercising, and making time for personal goals. 

This blog has become more of a personal journal for me, which will definitely incorporate health and wellness, but it’s always been about more than that.  For me, it’s been about recognizing the fact that my journey — whether it’s to weight loss, muscle gain, social changes, or family life — is going to be completely different from someone else’s journey, even if we share many of the same characteristics.  To that end, I still have every intention of maintaining this blog and getting back into writing about things that are fun, interesting, or relative to my personal narrative.  

My day-to-day fitness narrative is going to be captured at Nerd Fitness.  It’s a community of fitness-minded individuals and I really feel like that’s the sort of encouragement I could use at the moment.  What that means for the MegsFitness blog is that I’ll be cross-posting my weekly summaries here, so that at least part of this journal can resonate with the “-Fitness” part of the name 😀

I’m ready to get back to good.  I’m ready to lose weight, gain muscle, find my confidence, and conquer the world.  If you’re interested in joining The Rebellion, my “battle log” is found here: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/52946-amis-last-first-post/

[Begin Crosspost]:

Name: Aminarra, aka “MegsFitness”

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Occupation: Corporate Fleet Management Resolution

Previous Fitness Experience: 2 years on SparkPeople, 3 years with Weight Loss Warriors, 3 attempts at Weight Watchers, 1 attempt at Herbalife; 4 years high school strength training, 1 obstacle 5k, 10+ regular 5k Races, greatest weight loss 42lbs.

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Current Level of Fitness: Sedentary.  It’s been 2 years since I’ve worked out consistently due to a severe back injury after the Warrior Dash.

“End Game” Goal: Working out 4+x/week, Settling at a healthy weight, ideally ~180, but more importantly having functional strength and physical health.

Short-term Goal: Begin working out 1-3x/week, at a beginner level to become re-acclimated to the fitness world. Begin reintegrating Paleo Lifestyle into eating plan  

Plan of Action:  Use Nerd Fitness to launch new fitness goals; integrate fitness guild with gamer guild for inspiration.  Generate weekly goals in the areas of nutrition, exercise, and personal.  Update status on goals at least weekly.

Outside of NF: 
https://megsfitness.wordpress.com/
http://www.vexxgaming.com/

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Posted in Fitness, Food, Life + Living

Work-Out, Post Work-Out Snack, Breakfast

Work-Out, Post Work-Out Snack, Breakfast.

I’ve been posting lots of fun pictures in my food tracker blog and today had a really great workout to post about.

If you’re into that sort of thing, check out the alt blog 🙂

If not, stay tuned because I’ve got another life-type update coming up soon. 🙂

Posted in Emotional Eating, Food, Overeating

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here’s a blog from fellow blogger Gretchen.  Her feelings reflect mine perfectly, and, I’m not in much of a writing mood… so here you go 🙂 a ping-back for the lovely Ms. Gretchen:

http://honeyishrunkthegretchen.com/2012/11/21/holiday-mental-check/

I love holiday season. I love the festivities, I love the food (duh), and I love the general feelings of goodwill towards man that flow through the air from November through January. Everyone seems just a little friendlier, a littler more willing to say hi or lend a hand. Also, presents.

 

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But the holidays are also a time plagued with other issues for me. The constant, continual offerings of food and feasting, drinks and dessert, have been very conflicting for me in the past. I’m sure it’s far too generalizing to say that it’s an issue that anyone who has struggled with eating issues has had, but I’d venture to guess that it is. It’s very wearying to have a running battle inside your mind, pitting your wants and desires against each other.

Yes, I want to eat and be merry and have fun with my family. No, I don’t want to overeat and feel guilty and stuffed, or look like a pig. Yes, I want to be able to indulge in food that I usually only get to eat once a year. No, I don’t want to gain that holiday weight. Yes, I want to eat pumpkin pie. No, I’m not sure I’ll be able to stop at just one slice.

Read More: http://honeyishrunkthegretchen.com/2012/11/21/holiday-mental-check/

Posted in Life + Living

Hope for Roy – Please reblog

I’m usually driving the chase car.  For a majority of my life, I’ve been around motorcycles and bikers.  I would beg and cajole my dad to take me for rides around the block, and (before laws became more strict, or maybe he just didn’t follow them) he would sit me on his lap right by the tank of his Goldwing and take me for a ride.  I remember when I was finally big enough to reach the pegs and we went for our first ride that actually had some distance–there was ice cream involved.

Fast forward to adult-hood and I’ve been an active supporter of Motorcycle Rights.  I’ve lobbied at the state capitol, met with senators and congressmen to urge them to increase penalties for failure-to-yield the right of way/careless driving.  It’s not right that a person who knocks down a stop-sign has the same penalties as a person who hits and seriously injures or kills a pedestrian, cyclist, or motorcyclist.

It is in this vein, then, that I ask for your help.  I am not asking you to lobby, I’m bringing the reality home.  A friend of a friend, Roy Rennhack, recently passed away due to injuries sustained in an accident caused by a failure to yield the right of way.

Rothschild Police Sergeant Kevin Ostrowski confirmed the crash happened at about 7:10 p.m. According to the preliminary investigation, Roy Rennhack, 26, was driving on Highway 51 at the intersection of Imperial Avenue when a pickup truck driven by a 17-year-old turned left in front of the motorcycle. Rennhack was taken to Aspirus Wausau Hospital with critical injuries, authorities said.

Police said Rennhack was wearing a helmet. No citations have been issued and the crash remains under investigation.

Roy was air-lifted to a nearby trauma center where he remained in critical condition.  He was admitted to the intensive care unit, and stayed in a medically-induced coma in an attempt to help him heal.  He lost the fight, though, and passed away on October 15th.

There are two ways that you can help the Rennhack family, and friends of Roy, cope with this tragedy–this senseless loss.  If you are of the generous type, please donate to Hope for Roy.  The family will be buried under medical bills for a long time to come.  It’s enough of a tragedy to lose the one you love, but the hardship is compounded when the rest of your life may be lost under medical debt.

If you are the generous type, but cannot afford to donate at this time, that’s okay, too.  Please re-blog this post, please share the news with your friends and family.  Perhaps it will be read by someone with the ability and the generosity to make a dent in the medical bills.

Please also share this as a reminder to all to pay attention when you are driving.  A motorcycle is smaller than other vehicles and so it’s easy to misjudge the speed or distance.  Always look twice, and wait it out.  Make sure you know what a motorcyclist is doing before you do what you’re doing.  Share the road. Like they always say, it’s better to show up late than never–the only difference that waiting a few seconds is going to make is that it can avoid an accident, and everyone can get to where they’re going safely.

Posted in Uncategorized

Check out VexX Gaming’s GW2 Beta Impressions Series

http://www.vexxgaming.com/2012/08/10/guild-wars-2-beta-impressions-part-1-of-3/

My fiance wrote up some articles for the main page of our guild site and I was hoping you could check them out.  Part 3 was just published today, so there’s no waiting for the series to finish 🙂