How Fitness Fits into *Real* Life

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! I may have missed the ball drop and am up doing some work that has lingered into the new year, however — I swear I’m still tons of fun at the ripe age of 34!  Anyhow, I was just browsing through my email and came across one that really hit home to […]

FitThings To Love: KETTLEBELLS

Good Morning! How have you all been?  I have been as I say “all over the map” — literally and figuratively.  Ever since I came back from Greece in September,my new job took off into a whirlwind schedule, my hamstring was injured and I generally have been swirling around with no stable plan for fitness […]

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Snackaholic Nutrition Tricks

Hello.  My name is Melissa and I am a Snackaholic. All jokes aside, this is true.  My nutrition sabotage always occurs within my snacking habits, as full meals are typically pristine from a nutritional standpoint.  Nonetheless, the lil’ wee in-between hours when I snack…that is where the damage occurs. When I say damage, I mean […]

A Fitness Hiatus Is Okay (and needed sometimes)

Good Sunday Morning!!!!!!!!! How have you all been?? It’s been almost a month since I posted, which is very rare.  I’m not even sure I’ve ever been absent this long from my beloved blog.  However, I’m back and I wanted to share some comfort that I found in a powerful article about annual fitness cycles. […]

Married to Your Workout Program?

Hello!  I greet you with a question — are you married to your workout program?  Do you map out your week of workouts and get a little anxiety if something is going to interfere with them?  Do you feel like you’ll never make gains if you don’t stay consistent? I mean, consistency is the key […]

Side Effect: Girl Power

This week, I decided to call upon my fellow fitness females and ask a few questions via our Facebook group.  The first question I posted was about what exercise move they enjoyed the most.  Surprisingly, more than one of them noted an upper body movement.  This was unexpected to me for some reason.  But it […]

My First 225# PR: Sumo Deadlift

I finally did a big lift with 225 pounds, which was a goal of mine for a while now. Check out my video of my very first sumo deadlift 225# pull. I’ve been meaning to share this particular video for a while now. Why? Because I’m proud of it — and want you to strive […]

Dormant Bum Anxiety

I did stationary lunges in my office on Friday.  The door was not closed, it was impulsive.  Before I knew it, I was standing, lunging forward in my beige patent leather wedges and turquoise capri pants…then I squeezed my glute as my back knee touched the ground.  Oh yes, feel the hip flexor burn, Melissa. […]