Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Meet Armando

I have the privilege of coaching some amazing athletes. Armando attends my Tu/Th 6:30am Level 2 boot camp at O.Henry. Not only is he the life of the class, he is the Director for annual support at the Dell Children's Medical Center Foundation.

In the Winter 2012 issue of the ATX Man, Armando was featured in the philanthropy section in the article titled-- The Dell Children's Hospital Gala. He writes, "if you are able to inspire people to do good, then why not?" The message of this year's gala is "YOU." Read the entire article HERE on page 40.

Athletes like Armando allow me to see life outside the fitness box. His work is inspiring and pushes me to do more for the community. How do you plan to give back in the new year?

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Carrie attends my Tu/Th 6:30am Level 2 boot camp at O.Henry. The longer she is involved in CrossFit, the more I see her competing in races and events across town. Last weekend she took on the Spartan Beast Race, which is no easy endeavor since it's a half marathon with obstacles. Not only did she complete the race, Carrie placed 13th in her age group!

Carrie writes--
The race was awesome. I felt like it was basically an extended boot camp session. Lots of carrying sandbags uphill, rope climbing, wall climbing, bear crawling, jumping over logs, running (total of 13.5 miles), burpees 15-30 (as penalty for failed obstacles), monkey bars, the list goes on and on. I felt really strong and proud throughout the race and wondered if I could've done anything like that a year or so ago.
It was my first real adventure race so I was kind of clueless as to what to expect. Turns out, I finished in the top 1% in my age group, gender, and overall!!!
Thanks for pushing and challenging me, Meg!

I am so proud of Carrie! What do you do outside of working out to show how far you've come with your training?

Monday, December 10, 2012


My trip to the grocery store during the cleanse = lots of veggies!
Balanced body chemistry and maintaining a proper ratio between acid and alkaline foods in your diet are of vital importance to maintaining your health. Too much acidity in the body’s tissues is the cause of many types of health changes ranging from lethargy and fatigue, to obesity, and ultimately to much bigger health challenges and diseases.

One of the top priorities of your body is to make sure that the alkalinity throughout your body remains at a level supporting cellular life. At a basic level, the regulatory mechanisms such as breathing, circulation, digestion, and hormonal production balance the pH level in the body by removing acid residues from body tissues. If the pH deviates too far to the acidic level or the alkaline side, cells become poisoned by their own toxic waste and die.

After returning from Tony Robbins’s conference, Unleash the Power Within, I took on a 10-Day Cleanse. The goal was to make my body alkaline and to reset.  I applied the following guidelines to the 10-Day Cleanse:

Read the rest of my latest article, 10 Days to Tip the Scale, on The Triune.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Ascenta Fish Oil

I started taking a new fish oil, Ascenta NutraSea, and recently became an Ambassador of Ascenta. I am personally taking NutraSea HP, which stands for High Performance. This specific fish oil is for individuals with active lifestyles with inflammatory conditions, or looking for enhanced focus and mood. Check out all the types of fish oils HERE.

I like NutraSea because it is easy to take, it's ultra pure, and the science-based formulations give you the right amount of omega-3 that translates into real health benefits. Use my 25% discount code-- MEGANP-- and try the product out for yourself.

Post comments below and let me know what you think.