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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 […]

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Calming the Calorie Count

Last year, my friend asked me to ask my boyfriend Matt, how many calories she should be eating every day.  Matt is my main squeeze but he also has his degree in Exercise Science and is a seasoned personal trainer…so I asked him.  And he basically told me that he can’t make a recommendation without knowing […]

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 […]

5 Reasons I’m Sticking With Strength Training

Good Morning & Happy Easter to those who celebrate it! I wanted to get a quick blog out to you all this morning, as it’s been a while and I really wanted to share my love of strength training.  Much of the time I focus on diet and food/recipes, but working out is just as […]