Tell Me Mel Health and Fitness Blog

Then vs. Now – A Story of Disordered Eating

Every year I see that it’s National Eating Disorder week I think about posting something. And every year I talk myself out of it because I was never technically diagnosed with an eating disorder. But that doesn’t mean that disordered eating didn’t exist in my life for... read more

Would You, Could You?

I was having a conversation with a friend online the other day about her diet and exercise routine when she said this: “I don’t understand how some girls can drink Dr Pepper all day, eat whatever they want, never work out, and maintain their 115 lb weight. I... read more

“You’re Doing the Best You Can”

I WILL NOT COMPARE MYSELF TO MY PRE-BABY ABILITIES. I WILL NOT COMPARE MYSELF TO MY PRE-BABY STRENGTHS. I WILL NOT COMAPRE MYSELF TO MY PRE-BABY BODY. I’M DOING THE BEST THAT I CAN. This phrase has been popping up in my head over and over the past two weeks; in fact... read more

Learning YOU vs. Learning a New Diet

This weekend kicked off The Combine Strength & Conditioning’s annual Primal Challenge – an 8 week competition to push the members to become more powerful, stronger, improve body composition, and more.  I decided to do the challenge because I am ready... read more

Babies Have Highlight Reels, Too

Let me start by saying I am not one of those moms and this is not one of those blogs where I passive aggressively talk about my child or motherhood. I’m not going to post funny, yet sarcastic and mostly negative “I wish they would have told me this, that, and the... read more

I Had a C-Section but I Still Have a Birth Story

A good friend shared this with me: “Every baby has their own birth journey. And this is hers.” When I found out I was pregnant, I immediately contacted my friend Kat to be our doula. I knew I wanted her to help us with the birth of our baby, as well as help me do it... read more

I’m More Fun When I’m Pregnant

I know what you’re thinking: How can someone who doesn’t drink and goes to bed at 9pm most nights be “fun”? I’d wonder the same thing, too…but my version of “fun” is probably a bit different than most peoples. This January, the mantra I set for the year (before I knew... read more

Second Trimester Recap

Missed the First Trimester Recap? You can find that post here. I have officially entered the Third Trimester or as they say, “the home stretch” – the same they people who say “it goes by so fast.” The only thing that’s gone by fast is the time between my pee breaks... read more

5 Things I’ve Learned in 5 Years of Owning a Gym

Today marks the 5th anniversary of our “Grand Opening” ribbon cutting at Anytime Fitness Fredericksburg. It’s hard to believe how blessed we have been over the last five years. Owning a gym was always a dream of Rick’s; quite honestly it has... read more

What Does “Fit” Mean to You?

A few weeks ago I witnessed a heated debate over the cover of the latest Austin Fit Magazine; their swimsuit edition. It was a conversation between a few people centered on whether or not the woman on the cover looked “fit” vs. “genetically thin”. “You would just... read more

Inside My Head, My Body and My Heart the last 15 Weeks….

The first trimester has come and gone – here are my thoughts, experiences, and everything in between. When did you know you were pregnant? To be honest, I had an idea something was going on with my body at about 2.5 weeks. I was competing at The Fittest Games on... read more

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Melisa is an experienced trainer that always got rock star reviews from customers. I like her “tell it like it is” approach to blogging and regularly read them.

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