Tell Me Mel Health and Fitness Blog

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

…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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

“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... read more

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:... read more

We All Have “Those Days”

The reality is….we all have those days. However, no one particularly likes to talk about them because our highlight reel is much more appealing. But where’s the authenticity in that? How can you relate with someone who “seems to have it all together,... read more

Religion. Politics. and Diet.

Discussing diet and health is becoming a lot like talking about politics and religion. People get super protective and preachy about which method; way of eating they prefer and the majority of the time try to persuade others to do the same – regardless of... 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.

Joe Berti

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