Every wonder what my typical day looks like? Well most of you know that I’m a full time teacher, so my weekdays are spent at school. My weekends aren’t usually for relaxation but getting everything done that I put off all week. Check out my latest Youtube Video to see a full day of eating, a physique update, and a weigh in. My YouTube channel is: Flourishing Mel!
I am starting a 30 day booty challenge group on my fitness Instagram page: @melissa_fit.life
It is free & all you have to do is comment below my most recent picture to let me know that you want to join in!
Head on over to my page and we’ll whip those butts into shape just in time for the holidays!
Okay this post is going to be relatively short, but I need your help. I am in a competition to become a brand sponsor for the company Foxy Athletics. In order to move to the next round of voting, I need you to like the picture in the link below. The link will take you to my fitness Instagram: melissa_fit.life That’s it. Click on the link, double tap the picture, and your work here is done. Thank you in advance for your support. I love you all!
There are two years difference between these photos. It just proves that progress takes time, hard work, and consistency. To learn more about my workouts head over to my YouTube channel: Flourishing Mel.
Here’s some updated progress from the Kayla Itsines BBG program that I’m doing. If you want to see more frequent posts about my fitness endeavors, follow my fitness instagram @melissa_fit.life.
That’s right, I have my own YouTube channel now! I post videos of workouts, tips, and nutrition. My channel name is just Flourishing Mel! Head on over there now to see my latest video: a food diary.
If you don’t know what BBG is, head up to the menu and read about it under the fitness section. I have been doing this workout program on & off for over a year now. Today I restarted BBG 1.0 from the beginning. I will be updating my progress here and on my fitness instagram @melissa_fit.life. Here are my before photos, to track the growth that I make. Stay tuned!
As I turn another year older today, I wanted to reflect on my past year. A lot has changed within these 365 days. 25 was a pretty defining year in my life. I fell in love, met amazing new friends, traveled, changed jobs, bought a house, grew my fitness training, and started this website!
I had an amazing relationship and lost it, but have found a new love who is even better. I truly believe that God has a hand in everything. While I might not know his master plan, he always brings exactly what I need into my life.
I met so many new friends through Kayla Itsines’ BBG Community. These girls started as fitness motivation but have turned out to be confidants and lifelong friends.
Since my last birthday, I have traveled to Phoenix, Nashville, Sedona, Columbus, Oahu, Maui, San Francisco, Yosemite and Denver.
Though I am still teaching at my same school, I have changed positions. I am so excited for this new change.
Well if you’ve been following my blog, you already know a ton about this!
I have completed BBG numerous times and even began lifting! For a girl who had never been to the gym, I am so proud of all the strides that I have made.
Looking back on this year, it is amazing how much has changed. I have met and surpassed so many goals. It’s definitely looking like 26 is going to be the best one yet!
EXCITING NEWS! I FINALLY MADE MY OWN YOUTUBE CHANNEL! I WILL CONTINUE POSTING VIDEOS HERE BUT EVERYTHING WILL UP THERE AS WELL! MAKE SURE TO SUBSCRIBE FOR NEW VIDEO UPDATES!
Check out my first YouTube video below! I have created an amazing, at home leg day for you. This routine will surely build the booty.
Swap out the steps for a chair & you’ve got yourself a killer leg workout at home. Repeat 3 times for the ultimate leg day.
I was nominated for a Liebster Award by Healthy and Psyched and Chilli Bitten 28 ! Being new to blogging, I had no idea what this meant. So for you fellow newbies, it’s a way for bloggers to learn more about other bloggers. Basically a blogger asks you a series of questions, you answer, and then you nominate other bloggers to answer questions.
I wanted to give these two a huge thank you! I am so excited that people are reading my blog and interested in my content. Without further ado, here are my responses to their questions
Questions from Healthy and Psyched
1. How long have you been blogging?
I have been blogging for a little over two months. This blog is definitely still in its newborn stage.
2. Which post are you most proud of and why?
I am most proud of my workout video posts. I have had many women approach me telling me that they went to the gym and tried out my exercises. I love teaching women that lifting is a great way to build strength.
3. Who would you like to interview for your blog?
I would love to interview Heidi Somers. She is my personal fitness role model. Not only is she strong, she is such a kind and driven person.
4. What’s your favourite fruit or vegetable?
I love fruit! All fruit! I am not a huge vegetable fan though. I need to be better about eating my veggies.
5. Do you use superfood powders? If you do, what’s your favourite?
No, I need to look into that though! Send me your suggestions!
6. What’s your favourite treat food?
CHOCOLATE! AND PIZZA! AND PASTA! AND SNACKS!
Okay, I love all food.
7. How do you keep active?
I keep active by lifting. I am currently lifting 6 days a week with little to no cardio. Right now, this is my favorite way to work out. Do what you love best, though. Exercising shouldn’t be punishment.
8. What do you do in your spare time?
I don’t have spare time! Hahaha it’s sad but true. I work a full time job, hit the gym almost every day, blog, run numerous social media accounts, am currently buying/renovating a house, and constantly traveling. I wouldn’t live my life any other way. We only have so much time on this earth, I want to experience everything.
9.If you could go on a tv show which would it be?
I know this show ended, but I absolutely loved Parenthood. If I could go back in time, I would definitely want to be on that show.
10. Show me a selfie! (If you’re too shy you can post a picture of your pet instead).
I know this isn’t exactly a selfie, but I just got home from Northern California and have been editing pictures all night. I can’t wait to share them with you all!
Questions from Chilli Bitten 28
- Which do you prefer tea or coffee?
Coffee! But I drink both.
- What is your favourite colour?
Yellow! I have a yellow bike & a yellow house!
- Favourite reality show?
I don’t watch much tv.
- Are you right handed or left handed?
- What is your favourite cake?
All of them! I have such a big sweet tooth.
- How do you like your eggs?
Egg whites on smashed avocado toast is my go-to egg dish.
- What’s on your bedside table?
My kindle, a candle, and flowers.
- Which season of the year do you prefer?
- What is the one song that you love to sing at the top of your lungs when you hear it come on the radio?
Anything by Justin Bieber. No shame in my Bieliber game.
- What is your hobby?
I love working out!
I hope you loved learning more about me! Here are some blogs that I nominate for the Liebster Award and questions for you to answer!
Why did you begin blogging?
What is one word that you would use to describe yourself?
What is your favorite place that you’ve ever traveled to?
How do you relax?
What are you most proud of in life?
Who is your favorite musician/band?
What hobbies do you enjoy?
Who is your biggest inspiration?
What is a book that you would recommend to others?
If you had to go on vacation and only bring a backpack, what essentials would you bring?