“Meet a Blogger/Workout Nirvana/Suzanne”
Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!
Today at “Meet a Blogger” I bring you Suzanne of Workout Nirvana who hails from Texas, is now based in Denver and sports some serious muscles on her lithe frame!
Seriously, she is one cool chick and if you are a fan of smart women who wish to be strong as well-you will like Workout Nirvana.
Link to Suzanne’s Blog: http://www.workoutnirvana.com/
Twitter Name: @WorkoutNirvana
Facebook page: WorkoutNirvana
Here is photo of our fabulous gal:
Questions from Brooklyn Fit Chick:
- What is the name of your Blog?
- How would you describe it to someone who has not read it before?
Workout Nirvana is about feeling empowered in the weight room and letting the strength you gain from weight lifting carry over to inner strength. I believe weights can not only transform your body but inspire killer self-confidence!
- How did you get interested in writing?
I’ve always been a writer. Professionally, I’ve been a technical writer for the last 15 years working for software companies. Workout Nirvana is the perfect way to blend writing and my passion for weight lifting, especially now that I’m working on my personal training certification.
- What is your favorite workout?
Weights! I love to lift heavy – it’s the best way to build lean body mass while also burning calories. Combined with a lean diet, weight lifting can truly transform your body - and your life.
- Who/whom are your “fitness heroes?”
My heroes are women who’ve made a commitment to weight lifting. You can easily identify them in the weight room – they’re the ones who exude confidence and “own it.”
- The biggest physical challenge you have overcome?
I was in a car accident 11 years ago that gave me severe whiplash. I quit lifting weights for years because I was fearful of making it worse. I’d have to lay down several times a day and didn’t feel in the least bit strong. It was only when I joined a gym class and started with two-pound weights that I gradually worked my way back up to lifting heavy. My neck has only benefited from weight lifting and my whole body is strong again. It proved to me that weight lifting help with healing and need not be avoided.
- Besides your Blog—what are you favorite reads?
I love Oxygen magazine because it has straight-forward, useful information about weight lifting. I also enjoy reading fitness blogs and anything else fitness-related.
- How do you motivate yourself when your mind & body are saying “Ugh, not today?”
When I first got back into working out consistently, I forced myself to go some days. I’d waffle and say I didn’t want to go, but I went anyway. I learned that working out makes me feel better in every way and I don’t want to miss out on that.
- Favorite place in the world to chill out.
I love hanging out on the deck out back, but I don’t find myself chilling out too often – I’m an on-the-go person.
- Who/what makes you laugh when you need a mood lift?
First and foremost my sister. I also have some incredibly funny friends. Humor is something I value highly, and anyone who can make me laugh is a fast friend.
Thank you Suzanne!
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