Posts in category "Melanie Bolen"

Seeing The Other Side of Autoimmune Disease & Depression

Seeing The Other Side of Autoimmune Disease & Depression
I am the type of person who wants to have a solution for everything in life. If there’s a problem, you can bet your bucket that I will try my hardest to solve it! So, you can understand that it gets really frustrating for someone like me when they are presented with some things for... Read more »

How To Modify Push-Ups To Prevent Injury and Build Strength

How To Modify Push-Ups To Prevent Injury and Build Strength
Push-ups are the nemesis of many who pursue fitness.  Whenever I’m teaching a class and announce that it’s time for push-ups, there’s usually an array of various groans from around the room due to people not really wanting to do them.  The reason a lot of people don’t want to do push-ups is because, well,... Read more »

Are We Too Obessed With Physical Perfection?

Are We Too Obessed With Physical Perfection?
There’s a lot of talk on the web, currently, about the Photoshopping of celebrity and model images in media to make them appear thinner and more “perfect”.  The media is being bashed for adjusting images for public view, and I get that.  However,  it seems like a constant tug of war where people need to... Read more »
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The Triumphs of a Chubby Superheroine

The Triumphs of a Chubby Superheroine
For those who may not know, which is most of you, I dress up like a superhero from time to time.  Cosplay is something that has gained a lot of popularity in recent years.  I’ve been doing it since around 2007, simply because I went to school for theatre and I’ve always enjoyed wearing costumes... Read more »

A New Year, A New Me: Time to Attack this Autoimmune Disorder!

A New Year, A New Me:  Time to Attack this Autoimmune Disorder!
2014 is bringing about a new focus on my health, and it’s a mindset towards health that I hope to help everyone adopt.  When you think of health do you generally gravitate towards weight loss and how you look in the mirror?  Most people do, I know I have for years… that is, until my... Read more »

Are You Setting SMART Weight Loss Goals?

Are You Setting SMART Weight Loss Goals?
I want to get one on one with you in this blog post.  I want to teach you how to set effective goals and share my reasons why I think setting goals this way is good for you.  So, let’s have a little one on one chat, shall we?  In this video I’m going to... Read more »
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What I Wish I Knew About My Weight Loss Journey When I Was Younger

What I Wish I Knew About My Weight Loss Journey When I Was Younger
No matter how hard we try, we will never know everything there is to know about fitness and weight loss.  We will never have the perfect answer.  We will never truly know what the best option is.  All we’ll know is what we want our ultimate goal to be, and we’ll know that gut wrenching... Read more »

New Webcomic Promotes Fitness Awareness And Education

New Webcomic Promotes Fitness Awareness And Education
It’s becoming more and more apparent every day that fitness and wellness are important topics that should be discussed, but it seems like we continually fall short no matter how hard we try (or we are distracted by fads or gimmicks).  Besides being a fitness professional, I’m also a self-confessed nerd (and many people have... Read more »

A Sad Day For Athletes; My Thoughts On The Boston Marathon Tragedy #ToBostonWithLOVE

A Sad Day For Athletes; My Thoughts On The Boston Marathon Tragedy #ToBostonWithLOVE
It truly is a sad day.  Not too long ago today, my Twitter feed started filling up with posts about a bombing at the Boston Marathon finish line.  I couldn’t believe what I was reading, but sadly, the news isn’t surprising, either.  What has this world come to that people feel the need to do... Read more »
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The Superhero Fitness Challenge Returns To C2E2!

The Superhero Fitness Challenge Returns To C2E2!
Last year the Superhero Fitness Challenge made a splash at C2E2 (Chicago’s BEST Entertainment and Pop Culture convention) by being the only health and fitness related booth there!  People engaged in our fitness challenge and earned great prizes!  We brought an excitement for living healthier lives into an area where it’s been pretty non-existent up... Read more »