Sunday, December 27, 2015

My Son Playing Doodle Jump for the First time!

So my 6 year old wants to be a You Tube gamer, so I figure...why not? Here he is playing doodle jump for the first time :) Fun little game! He falls a lot!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Fun Fallout 4 Screenshots!

In case you have not run across these gems yet, something to look forward too :)

Floating arm glitch! Because that is not incredibly creepy

This body is doing the "Smooth Criminal!" 

I am not even sure where to begin....Why the body is making out with a head in the urinal, or how the head got in the urinal to begin with. #ApocalypseDrama

This glitch caused our character to have the dead Mirelurk shell attached to his back! It was quite entertaining! (also including,...VIDEO!)

This glitch had all the settlers glowing red. We still have not figured out how this happened. A simple fast travel to and from took care of the problem however. 

These teddys are playing naughty. 

Have you encountered any really fun glitches or funny things yet?? :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Stairs Workout

This is a post from my Other Blog - which I am trying to bring here, because I only want one! :)

It is getting to be that time of year when getting outside to exercise is a nice change. Here is a stair workout I designed. I will be doing this and similar workouts in group format here in San Diego soon, so contact me for more info :)

Easy Locations for Stairs:

·        Stadiums – Most professional stadiums are closed to public, but I know of some that open on random days specifically to allow exercisers in. Check out your local area. Most high-school and college stadiums and tracks are open to the public.

San Diego Specific:

  1. ·         Tierrasanta has some good stairs right by Serra High school off Clairemont Dr.
  2. ·         Downtown Convention Center
  3. ·         La Mesa Secret Stairs    

Sometimes, it is just necessary to get OUT of the gym! We need a break, the weather is great, and the fresh air is invigorating! Here is a stair workout that is so much more involved, and therefore less boring, than the tradition run-up-and-down-and-skip-steps-occasionally workout. It is a whole complex workout! Take some time and find some stairs in your area that accommodate your needs (at least 3 stories, preferably straight and not winding in a stairwell, but hey, use what you can and make it work! Even if it is simply the stairs in a one-story building)

The Workout

(For time intervals- do the exercise to the top of the stairs, and just run back down to reset at the bottom, and continue until the time ends, unless otherwise specified)


·         3 minutes walking
·         2 minutes jogging

Workout: (recover as needed, try to decrease your own recovery time a little each workout). Stand next to railing for workout and use as an “Oh-Shit-I-Am-Falling” safety rail if necessary.

Circuit: Repeat as many times as you want! J Approx 15-20 minutes with minimal rest

•       1 minute sprints -1 foot per step
•       15 Offset Squat Jumps on each leg
•       1 minute Two Step Run -2 feet per ste
1 minute sprints - skip one step
•       20 push-ups hands on bottom step
•       1 minute sprints - skip one step
•       1 minute each side Crossover side walks
•       20 squats-flat
•       1 minute Sprint – skip 2 steps
1 minute Three Step Run
1 minute Bear Crawl
•       20 triceps dips on bottom step
1 minute Box Jumps
1 minute Walking Lunges up steps
1 minute Toe Taps

Cool Down

·         3 minutes slow walk
Stretch Quads, Hamstrings, Glutes and Calves

Video Demonstrations!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Fallout Fitness Challenge! - Level 1 (n00b)

Hey-lo NerdVerse!

    Many of you might possibly be aware of a little game that just released its first new game in 6 years, an insignificant small game called Fallout 4! Well, this is the game that prompted my husband and myself to finally purchase a PS4, and also get the game on my PC as well. (I eventually returned it (thanks Steam!) because I decided to get over my fear of playing games with the PlayStation remote, and decided to woman up and create a PSN profile). ANYWHO… this puts me in a bit of a conundrum… I don’t have any time! That thing called TIME that we all struggle with, I mean, who has TIME to play video games? #sadface #firstworldproblems

    One of my biggest loves is obviously fitness, and my time to go to the gym and work out has been very limited lately. With the release of Fallout 4 - PlayStation 4, plus my 6-year old son who is determined to be a YouTube game, time is fleeting! So I decided to implement FALLOUT FITNESS CHALLENGE! This is similar to traditional drinking games, except, when certain poignant events occur in the game, you (the Gamer) have to pause and take a little time to get off your butt and move!

   Here are your Challenges! (Note: these might change, or be amended, or added to as we continue to play J There is no limit to fitness, much like there is no limit to this Fallout Open World!) These are in NO particular Order:

Kill small creatures – Bloatfly, RadRoaches, Mole Rat, etc… 
     3 Push Ups per kill! Get going and Clear the wasteland!

Kill Larger creatures – Ghouls, Mirelurks, Raiders, etc….
     5 Squats per kill! (Or Tea Bags, after all, this is a gamer game ;)

Kill a DeathClaw
     10 Burpees – As if you needed to get your heart rate up any higher!

Find a BobbleHead or LunchBox
     25 Jumping Jacks – Celebration!

Complete a Quest
     10 Dips – use a coffee table or a chair.

Build a House/Complete Sanctuary Steps
     10 Lunges on each leg

Loading Screen – Walking in and out doors, new rooms, loading saved games, etc….
     Mountain climbers continuously until load ends OR 10 mountain climbers per load if using the Tally System

Use Stimpack/RadAway
     5 Jumping Lunges on each leg and be thankful to be alive.

Use Crafting Station –
     10 High Knee Jog in Place for each item crafted (can alternate with butt kickers in place)

Level Up – The Big Dog!
     10 squat jumps
     10 Jack knife crunches (V Ups) or straight leg lifts
     10 Incline Push Ups (put feet on chair or table)

Have Fun! And Play lots, because the more you play, the better in shape you will get! Please feel free to comment or email me about other games you would like me to create workouts for, or other ideas for Fallout 4!


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Busy Nerd Mom Park Workout!

There is no reason why busy moms cannot live the Nerdy Fit lifestyle! With a little heart, dedication, and some quality time at the park with your kids, you can squeeze in a great workout. Do not be shy, but get your workout on loud and proud. Remember, you never know whom you are going to motivate, so lead by example!
Move through the exercises as quickly as possible with very little rest between sets, but keep your movements controlled and work through your entire range of motion for maximum effect. If you are short on time, just do each exercise once for 15 to 25 reps, or if you have more time, circuit your exercises for two to four sets of 12 to 15 reps. Enjoy your journey!

Circuit 1:

Assisted Pull-Ups on Monkey Bars

Place your foot on a step for assistance and grab the bars in either a neutral grip or an overhand grip. Squeeze your back muscles and pull yourself up, using as much upper body as possible and the step as little as possible. 

Bench Push-Ups
These are great for getting full range of motion during your pushups, especially targeting your chest, front delts and triceps. Place your hands on the bench, feet on the ground, and bend your elbows until your chest contacts the bench. Hold that bottom position for a moment, then push back up. Squeeze your abs during the movement and keep your body straight.  For added intensity, do decline push-ups and place your hands on the floor, feet on the bench. 

Bench Step Ups
Step-ups are great at targeting your booty and hamstrings, helping to get you that sexy and strong backside you deserve! Place one foot on the bench and the other on the ground behind you. Push through your heel and step up, finishing in a stand on one leg on the bench. Give and extra booty squeeze at the top position for added benefits. Balance for a moment, then slowly lower back down into a lunge.

 Swing Abdominal Pikes
If you have ever used a TRX or a stability ball, then you know that suspended abdominal exercises are excellent for targeting your abs! Just place your feet in the swing, hands on the ground, and pull you booty up over your head, keeping your legs straight. Lower back down to a straight body push-up position, keeping abs engaged the whole time. For variety,  you can also do these with bent knees in a tuck position. 

Circuit 2:

Hanging Leg Lifts

Hang from a bar, and tuck your knees up to your chest. Keep your movements slow and controlled to avoid swinging. Squeeze your abs and raise your hips and you lift your knees. This keeps the emphasis on your abs and not on your hip flexors. 

High Elevated Split Squat
Split squats are one of the best exercises for the glute-hamstring tie in, and the higher you can get your back leg, the better! Place it behind you on a bench/step/ladder and bring your front leg out so you are in a wide lunge position. Bend you front leg and lower yourself to a deep lunge position, really feeling the stretch in your legs. Make sure your front knee does not pass you toes!

 Bench Dips
Dips are one of my favorite exercises for triceps and shoulders. Keep your body as close to the bench as you can and focus on a deep bend through the elbows. As you straighten your arms, add an extra squeeze to your triceps.

 Bench Side Step Ups
Similar to the forward step-ups, except the side step ups challenge your balance a little more, and place more of an emphasis on your inner and outer legs (adductors and abductors).  Step-up and balance, with an extra booty squeeze, then step down into a deep side lunge.

Circuit 3:

Swing Crunches

These are very similar to stability ball crunches. They require control, helping to activate the deep abdominal muscles (transverse abdominus) that act like a girdle on your midsection, helping make your waist appear teenier. 

Deep Step-Ups (assisted)
These are similar to the front-step up, except you get a deeper lunge, which activates the glutes/hamstring tie in better. Find a spot, such as a ladder, where you can place your foot at a level between your hips and knees. Grab the handles to help life yourself, but use as much lower body muscle as possible. At the top position, kick your back leg straight behind you for extra emphasis on glutes. Slowly and with control lower back down.

Bench Jumps
Bench jumps are like box jumps. Be careful with these and take your time because cement benches can be unforgiving on the shins!

Feel free to message me for personal training/nutrition/supplementation questions! :)

Thursday, August 20, 2015


Hey all, I am in the process of getting this page back up, revamped, and better than ever! Stay Tuned for everything fitness, fun, nerdy and geeky! ;)

Friday, March 13, 2015

Regrets of a Busy Nerd Girl

Hi Blogger Nerdverse,

I really wish that I could stay more active on here. This blog is a great love of mine, and my intentions are true, however I am in a place right now that does not allow me much extra time. I am still reading (albeit, not as much), but I am in my Master's Program, slated to graduate in July 2015. Once I am done with that, I can realign my priorities and get back to this. I have about a million books I want to review, plus discuss many great new goals I have (comics, Marvel Cinematic Universe, nerd bootcamps, etc.). I will try to get on here an post some fun stuff through :)


Thank you BUZZFEED for knowing my life....

23 Struggles on Book Nerds will Understand

Seriously though, just perfect.