Category: Inspirational

A Little Inspiration To Keep You Moving...

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Let’s face it, changing your body and your life is hard… but it’s not impossible.  Some people have it harder than others, and this video is a great example of someone who overcame the odds to reclaim their life and their body.  What did he do?  He found a workout that he saw as doable... Read more »

Create a Fitness Dream Board For Success!

So, it’s the New Year, and perhaps you’ve started your journey towards a NEW YOU?  If the answer is YES I HAVE, then this activity could be something FUN for you to do.  It’ll also give you a visual goal to keep in front of your face at all times, reminding you of what you... Read more »

Was Making a New Year's Resolution a Waste of Time?

Was Making a New Year's Resolution a Waste of Time?
A lot of people start the beginning of every year making a bunch of empty promises to themselves, but it doesn’t have to be that way.  Is the concept of making a New Year’s Resolution a great idea that everyone should embrace, or is it just another fad that we do because society tells us... Read more »
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Exercise? But... but... I don't wanna!

Exercise?  But... but... I don't wanna!
Do you find yourself thinking that phrase in your mind over and over again when the time comes to suit up in your exercise gear and actually get your workout in?  Well, you’re not alone.  I’ve been heavily into fitness since 2004, and now fitness is my career, and there are still many days when... Read more »

Kia Kaha. Be Strong. Lessons I Learned That Can Be Applied For Success!

Kia Kaha.  Be Strong. Lessons I Learned That Can Be Applied For Success!
This past weekend I attended the certification for Body Pump.  I’ve gone through plenty of certifications, but I think this one is actually the hardest one I’ve ever done… for a number of reasons.  However, I learned and re-learned quite a few lessons and I want to take a moment to share my experience with... Read more »

Love The Journey, My San Diego Comic Con Epiphany

What is this?  Another blog where Melanie interlinks fitness with nerdy stuff?  Well, you should’ve seen it coming by now… but, anyways… I started by recording a video, which I am posting at the bottom of this blog, but I blather so much when talking (and turn into that YouTube girl who really loves cats... Read more »
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When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going

When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going
“When the situation becomes difficult, the strong will work harder to meet the challenge.” Well, I’m back!  After a month of being almost constantly on the road I’m back with more stories of where I’ve been, what I’ve done, lessons I’ve learned, and also some great tips and stuff for you, as well! I want... Read more »

Find Your Fitness Role Model, Part 2

Find Your Fitness Role Model, Part 2
This week has really been focused on inspiration… finding those qualities that inspire you to be better, and finding the role models who inspire you to be better.  I’m continuing by sharing another one of my fitness role models with you all, in hopes that she may inspire some of you too. One of my... Read more »

Find Your Fitness Role Model, Part 1

Find Your Fitness Role Model, Part 1
To follow up yesterday’s post about determining what qualities your idols have, now it’s time to think about who your fitness role models are… I’m talking real people this time.  Over the past few years I’ve had many fitness role models, and I plan on spending a few blogs highlighting them, because maybe they will... Read more »
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Superhero In Training...

Superhero In Training...
When I was a little girl I always looked up to strong female figures.  At the time, that figure was She-Ra and the various characters on She-Ra.  I was always inspired by warriors.  Just when things looked bleak, they seemed to pull through and win the fight.  As I got older, my sights started to... Read more »