John Cena is right, let’s not deprive ourselves

If you consider “eating healthy” or “being on a diet” as restricting yourself from certain foods, John Cena and I would like to change that. Well, I haven’t consulted John Cena or ever met him, but he definitely has a program out there right now that messages EXACTLY what I try to message. Recently, he […]

The Two Best Ways to Look at New Years Day

GOOD MORNING!!!! How have you all been?! You may notice that this came from “nutritionsupport” and not “ariesincharge”.  Just a name change, it’s still the same ol’ me! So I haven’t blogged since September and as some of you may know, my Quarter 4 of 2015 was not my best quarter.  Thus my silence.  It’s […]

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When Life Shuts You Down (damage control included)

I haven’t worked out in 4 weeks, or if I did workout, it wasn’t a full session. I haven’t cooked or meal prepped for 3 weeks and my dishwasher didn’t get ran once. And I ate two miniature birthday cakes over the past 2 weeks. My life got crazy; my house is sold and I […]

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Opinion: IIFYM

A few weeks ago on my Facebook page, I asked what people would like to know more about in regards to nutrition.  One of my very disciplined and fit friends threw out the topic of IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros).  As an excited and newly certified nutrition coach, I welcomed researching this topic and […]

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The Bikini Rebellion Movement

Good Evening! I write to you all today, live from the Amtrak regional train, en route back to New York from the lovely and beautiful beaches of Newport, RI.  Today I played my first beach volleyball doubles tournament in 3 summers. I mention my activities to you, because when one plays in a tournament ON […]

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 […]

I Dare You To Be Food Weird

Good Morning! It has been a LONG time since I’ve sat down to write.  I have been off the map, the radar system, the whole shabam.  I’ve been absent from my blog, BUT — not absent from working out and eating well. I’ve simply been adjusting.  And I only write when I’m inspired and feel […]

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. […]