Thursday, January 8, 2015

Avoiding Plateaus

The New Year has come into a full swing! Fitness centers are packed and new classes are introduced. People are losing weight and feeling better. However, there comes a toll when a person reaches a breaking point when losing weight. To avoid plateaus, individuals must unleash their comfort zone and cross-train. If you are accustomed to a cardio-like activity such as running, spinning, or Zumba, consider taking a weight training class such as Les Mills BodyPump, RIPPED, Les Mills Grit, or a Boot Camp class. The more variety of classes you take, the faster the results. Besides exercise, diet comes into play. Make sure your plate is colorful and eat in moderation. Diet and exercise is the key to weight loss and healthy living! Read more: Create your own website for free:

Sunday, November 23, 2014

End of 2014

As I approach the end of 2014, I am reflected on the positive things that I made throughout the year. I have formed many relationships and gained a positive outlook on life. Onto 2015.... Happy Holidays!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Helping People

The premise for me writing this blog is to help those who are in need including myself. I started this journey as an endurance athlete trying to improve my life. As time went through, many people joined the bandwagon, one of which is an individual who is the love of my life, who sadly died at my presence. Fitness is my drug of choice. Besides my family, friends, and God, it has cured my depression. Additionally, I have guided thoseands of individuals improve their lives for the better.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Finding Happiness

We are all in search for happiness, love, and affection. Being happy is a state of feel-good for the mind, body, and soul. Balancing the 3 acts of happiness keeps us linear. In order to successfully fulfill these tasks, one must do the following. 1. Create your own positive environment- What surrounds you defines your personality. 2. Enjoy physical activity- Go for a run, walk, jog, bike, swim, or attend a class to cleanse your soul. 3. Find something that's mentally stimulating- Challenge your mind! A person does not need material things to make them happy. Personally, I feel that happiness is a necessity. Often times, I am consumed with everyday responsibilities that occupy my time. Between work, school, and family, it is hard for me time to myself. However, when I do go for a run or jog, the happiness comes back. With that said... KEEP SMILING! MLT

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Lifelong Resolution

My lifelong resolution is to help the working individual reclaim their life. I am a working woman, graduate student, and caregiver. I do not have any children of my own, but a family to nurture. Healthy eating and exercise cleanses my soul, keeps me sane, defeat depression, and overcome any obstacles throughout life. Thus, I want to be a positive role model for all people regardless of age. If I can do it, anybody can.

Friday, November 23, 2012

It's been a while since my last blog entry.... 10 months to be exact.... Since then, I became a Zumba Fitness Instructor ( and ran 2 half marathons, making my half marathon total to 9. I'll try my best regularly to reach out those who want an extra jolt to their everyday lifestyle. You can also catch me on Facebook or Twitter under @melaniet78..

Friday, January 20, 2012

Positive People

It is always easy to find influential people. They do not have to be a celebrity or a well-known individual. They ordinary people such teachers, community organizers, family members, club leaders, doctors, policemen,and church goers.

I have been fortunate to be surrounded by people who spread positive wealth around their surroundings. They are Zumba instructors, runners, triathletes, cyclists, close friends, and my family. Without them, I would not be the person I am today.

Yes, I do have my share of negativity, but seem to turn it upside down by reading a bible, giving food and clothing to those in need, or doing something inspirational such as running a marathon or triathlon.

I vow to live a positive lifestyle for the remainder of my life. God put me here for a reason, which is to extend my hand to those who want to change their lives for the better. As the saying goes, "It is not important of what I have in my life that matters, but who I have in my life that matters."