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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Fitness for Writers Blog Series: Feel Better Write Better

I've been spending a lot of time at this computer lately.  I sit and write, write and sit.  Then one morning as I was hunched over these computer keys, I realized that if I make some small but meaningful changes to my nutrition and exercise, I'll feel a whole lot better.  I'll have more energy and feel more engaged when I'm working.  And then it hit me: if I feel better, I'll write better.

It was like I just discovered gold!  It seemed so easy: just make some meaningful changes to my exercise and nutrition and I'll be a better writer... inside and out.  Trouble is, I don't know the first thing about nutrition or fitness, so I called up my good friend and trainer, Missy, and asked for some help.

Then I got another idea.  If this really works, I don't want to keep it to myself, I'll want to share it with all my writer friends (that's you!).  So I invite you all to go on this adventure with me.  Every Tuesday for the next three weeks, Missy will guest post with fitness tips and exercises especially designed for writers or people who are computer-bound most of the day.

Kicking off this series is a brief intro on Missy.  For more about Missy, check out her blog and her Facebook page.


Introducing... Missy!

Missy’s passion for fitness and nutrition is contagious.  With 7 years of personal training experience and a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, she knows how to help people reach optimal physical performance through proper nutrition.  She has certification in personal training from NASM, a TRX certification, is Pre-Post Natal Certified and trained in Integrated Flexibility.  Missy uses a diverse selection of exercises in her approach, including: boxing, plyometrics, yoga, weights and bands.

Always challenging herself to reach optimal health and fitness, Missy competes in the bikini division of the National Physique Committee.  She took 2nd place in her first competition, 4th in her second, and made it to a Nationals just a few short months later.  Missy is proud to say that unlike her fellow competitors who used traditional dieting, she went against the grain and incorporated an all natural, organic, approach to her own nutrition.

But perhaps Missy's greatest strength is how she relates to people.  She takes a realistic approach to fitness and nutrition, and has a genuine love for making people feel good from the inside out.

5 comments:

Carrie said...

Cool. Good luck on this journey. Fitness is a part of my daily routine and I think it helps me as a writer. I recently made some dietary changes as well (cutting out sweets) and I'm amazed at how much easier it is to focus without all the sugar running through my body.

Ghenet Myrthil said...

I look forward to these posts! I really need to exercise more. :)

Janel said...

Can't wait to see this series! Summer is almost here and my body is NOT ready for swimsuits. :)

K.V. Briar said...

Awesome post! I am a total fitness/nutrition nut. I definately notice a difference in my energy level and passion for writing when I'm taking better care of myself. I'm looking forward to reading Missy's tips!

Kerryn Angell said...

I can totally relate. I'm looking forward to hearing more from Missy. :)

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