If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll notice that a large majority of my photos feature me standing in front of the mirror in the women’s restroom at Planet Fitness, taking workout selfies. I’m proud of my abs and I like to show off my progress.
I’m not the most qualified person to give health tips by a long shot, but I am in shape and have certain habits that contribute to my health I’d like to share. Also, my workout selfies are my most liked photos on Instagram and that might (does) give me a false sense of confidence, but that’s okay. All in all, I’m very passionate about my health, plus I was a competitive swimmer for 11 years, so I know what it takes to be fit.
This article is not about counting calories or macros (whatever those are, I honestly don’t know), it’s about laying a foundation that allows your body to become healthier.
Here are six health tips from someone obsessed with workout selfies:
Black Lives Matter Too?
Not once in my life did I ever want to call someone over 50 years of age "naive" until the day all the big news sources were reporting on Alton Sterling’s death.
“I just don’t understand why a cop would shoot someone for no reason,” said this person, who will remain anonymous.
I’m 23 years old (22 years old then) and I understood why he was shot four times in the chest while being held on the ground by two police officers whose body cameras “fell off.” I’m betting this person does too, but they don’t want to admit that racism still exists
What was advertised as a professional cosplay panel quickly turned into a Meg Turney Q&A after none of the other scheduled cosplayers showed up.
Meg is known for her online hosting at Source Fed, YouTube and on Rooster Teeth. She's a cosplayer who's made 30-plus costumes, a journalist and host for The Know, a popular video game news channel on YouTube. She voices Neon in Rooster Teeth's popular anime "RWBY," and makes fantastic vidoes on YouTube. Her "Ask Megs" are always a delight.
The online host/cosplayer/Rooster Teeth employee sat on stage, waiting and maybe getting anxious, but not showing it.
She admitted she worked 20-plus days in a row, and that she was tired. But Meg handled the situation with complete grace and simply answered questions from the audience for around 40 minutes.
After all, the panel must go on. Here’s what happened.
June 18 came faster than I thought it would, yet not fast enough. It was the first day of Indy Popcon, a con I had never attended before, and Nichelle and I drove down to Indianapolis for the weekend. In the car on the way to the hall dressed at Batgirl, my stomach was doing that fun thing where it feels like I either ate something awful, or I was starving. I knew I wasn't starving, as evidenced by the half-empty bag of chocolate animal crackers resting in the car by my hip, but I decided to eat more just for good measure.
Conventions always made me nervous for some reason. For this con, I knew why.