Author Archives: Melissa

I like to read when I do my morning 30 minutes of cardio. Usually I read articles on health and fitness. This morning was no exception. One of the statements I read brought back a flood of memories from my … Continue reading

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Now, I don’t know how it is for you. But even my kids have been discussing how fast time seems to fly. Remember when every day was like an eternity? I find that lately my focus has been so much … Continue reading

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I guess I thought that when we hit adulthood we would all lose the desire to cause drama and difficulty in each other’s lives. Boy, was I wrong. I find that there are those that thrive on making other people … Continue reading

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I’m the first to admit when I can’t control myself. Put an open bag of coconut m&ms in front of me and watch out. So when people tell me that they can’t help themselves when it comes to eating junk … Continue reading

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“I wish there were more hours in a day.” I hear this statement so often it has become extremely cliche. Yesterday I asked a question on my Facebook page about what people believed to be their greatest obstacles in living … Continue reading

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Seriously. Who doesn’t at least want a flatter stomach? I don’t know anyone who thinks “wow, I’d like to have a beer belly.” Although not everybody wants a “Six Pack”, most guys would like to feel good taking their shirts … Continue reading

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Making a lifestyle change is not easy. It requires commitment to change habits and choices that are comfortable for us. It means introducing new activities to our schedule and new and probably “bland to you” foods into our diet. While … Continue reading

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One of the things I find funny (and completely ridiculous) is how people perceive you when you are fit. When I was bigger I found that some looked at me with sympathy and even a little bit of disrespect; like … Continue reading

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Having been obese in my past, I have a unique outlook on health and wellness. Someone recently asked me how much weight I had gained back. Now that I’m bulking (gaining muscle during the off season), I’m not nearly as … Continue reading

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There is some entertainment value in watching guys lift at the gym. Some seem to know what they are doing. Others pick some weights up and then put them down. There are, however, those instances, where I am very sure … Continue reading

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