Tell Me Mel: All Things Life, Health & Fitness

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...

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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 a...

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This Book Changed My Life

Disclaimer: Men, you can be completely exempt from reading this post.   Taking Charge of Your Fertility: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health. First, let me start by saying I think this book should be mandatory...

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In “Due” Time

Have you ever noticed that people are always trying to rush you into what they expect or think you should be doing in life? I mean, you haven’t even entered into your sophomore year in high school when questions of Where are you going to college? You’re going to...

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The Summer of the 6-Pack

It’s nearing the end of February which means the diet and fitness industry has already begun to use fear tactics to encourage us to “get ready for swimsuit season”. I follow many fitness accounts and the overall theme I’m seeing is: “Bikini bodies are built in the...

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…Poor Rick…..

The first time I saw this poster in Whole Foods I thought, “Dang; if I treated (or talked to) Rick the way I treat (or talk to) my body he wouldn’t last a day.” He would straight up RUN away. Granted, I have made lots of progress in the past few years, but to be...

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It’s Been Twenty-One Days…Now What?

“A habit is a choice that we deliberately make at some point and then stop thinking about, but continue doing, often every day” – The Power of Habit. Today is January 21st, which means that if you took on a New Year’s resolution (or two – or three) and have been...

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Peaceful Hearts & Healthy Bodies

  At the beginning of the year, I saw a friend post online a "Proverbs Challenge" for the entire month of January. The challenge was simple: Read a chapter for each day of the month. D-O-N-E. This verse is from today's reading and I had to read and repeat it over and...

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“The Next Right Thing”

Last week I posted on Compete Every Day “Ringing in Resolutions.” In the post I encouraged people to set an intention or a mantra for the year – something that you can write, speak, repeat every day of the next year. However, after meeting with some friends for goal...

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DIY Christmas Gifts – Round 2

Last year I shared with y'all my DIY Christmas presents of Protein Smoothie Kits and Christmas bark in DIY Comes Once a Year. This year, I stuck with the same theme but changed it up a bit. One of my favorite go-to breakfasts is Overnight Proats aka: Protein Oats....

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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.

Joe Berti

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