TechGenix FitITproNews

Vol. 03, #23 - June 12, 2019 - Issue #0088

FitITproNews: Catching up with Mark Nichols

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Editor's Corner

This week we catch up with another of our readers who we featured in a Body Transformation story previously in our newsletter. Mark Nichols has been an IT professional since 1987 and a few years ago he became a CrossFit enthusiast. We interviewed him a year ago about his involvement with CrossFit, and last week he graciously provided us with an update on his fitness activities. 

I hope you enjoy this week's issue of FitITproNews, and if you have a weightloss or fitness story of your own, why not share it with us for the benefit of other IT pros who read our newsletter? Email your story to me at [email protected]

Cheers!
Mitch Tulloch, Senior Editor
FitITproNews.com

Disclaimer: I am not a certified fitness professional or nutritionist so take any suggestions made here "as is" with a grain of salt and a heaping supply of your own judgment. Please read our full disclaimer at the bottom of this newsletter.  


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Update from Mark Nichols

Hey Mitch,

I wanted to share a quick update with your readers about my fitness journey. I am still a whole-food, plant-based, CrossFit junkie! Since my interview, I've gone on to become a CrossFit Level 1 trainer, continued my training as a trainer with different courses, attended several plant-based conferences and I now coach at our gym once per week along with some personal nutrition coaching. And of course, I am in MUCH better shape.

The most interesting thing though is that I broke my ankle March 9 getting ready for a CrossFit workout. Wait, before you jump to conclusions and say "Oh, I knew that CrossFit was dangerous, my {doctor, chiropractor, orthopedic surgeon…} gets a lot more business now from those CrossFitters", read closely. I wasn't working out, I was getting ready to workout. I was doing a light jog as a warm up, stepped on some black ice, and broke the tibia, and fibula in 3 places. Broken bones from black ice are pretty common in Colorado, even for people shoveling their driveway. After surgery, I ended up with a plate and 11 screws holding my ankle together.

But as anyone who's been around a CrossFit person (fanatic?) knows, things like that barely slow us down? I did have to reduce the frequency of my workouts and I have now proven the premise, "Any CrossFit workout can be scaled to any fitness level". That includes pull-ups, push-ups, one-legged burpees, seated clean and jerks, and a host of other modified exercises that, after the initial recovery period, have accelerated my physical therapy and total recovery. I think the endorphin release is even stronger now.

Of course, I am still going at a slower pace, sleeping more, eating great, and every now and then taking some ibuprofen, but I hope I never stop this lifestyle.

If you still haven't tried the CrossFit experience, I highly recommend it!



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About FitITproNews

FitITproNews is the only weekly newsletter in the world that is entirely devoted to helping IT pros get fit, lose weight, and live happily ever after as they face the daily stresses and workload of being in the gristmill of the IT profession. FitITproNews is brought to you by TechGenix and is created each week by the same all-star editorial team that brings you WServerNews, the world's longest running IT pro newsletter focusing on the administration, management and security of the Windows Server platform in particular and cloud solutions in general. Subscribe to FitITproNews today! And while you’re at it be sure to also subscribe to our other TechGenix newsletters such as our Weekly IT Update and Spotlight Articles!

Editorial Team

Mitch Tulloch is Senior Editor of FitITproNews and is a widely recognized expert on Windows Server and cloud technologies. He has written numerous articles and whitepapers and has authored or been series editor of more than 50 books for Microsoft Press. Mitch also successfully made the transition from being a typical "fat IT pro" to becoming fit by losing almost 50 lbs through a combination of resistance training, cardio exercises, and proper nutrition. Mitch's passion with FitITproNews is to help other IT pros do what he has been able to accomplish by sharing his personal story and lessons learned.

Ingrid Tulloch is Associate Editor of FitITproNews and was co-author of the Microsoft Encyclopedia of Networking from Microsoft Press. She is also Head of Research for our content development business and has co-developed university-level courses in Information Security Management for a Masters of Business Administration program. Ingrid is also committed to personal fitness and is a believer in clean eating and proper supplementation for optimal health and longevity.

Mitch and Ingrid are also the editors of WServerNews, a weekly newsletter from TechGenix that focuses on the administration, management and security of the Windows Server platform in particular and cloud solutions in general. For more information about Mitch and Ingrid see their website.

Disclaimer

This newsletter is designed for informational purposes only and the health and fitness information presented in it are based solely upon the personal experience of its editors and of any guests or readers who contribute content to it. Nothing in this newsletter is intended to be or should be construed to be professional medical, fitness, or nutritional advice. Always consult a physician or other health care professional before starting an exercise or nutrition program to determine if it is appropriate for your personal needs. Do not follow any of the suggestions in this newsletter if your physician or other health care professional advises against doing so. If you are exercising or dieting or taking supplements and experience any dizziness, faintness, pain, or shortness of breath, you should stop immediately and seek medical help. The use of any information presented in this newsletter is solely at your own risk.

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