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New Year, New You!

New Year, New You!

Here we go again…it’s new year’s resolution time! Whether you love making resolutions or hate it, I encourage you to set some new goals for yourself this year. Personally, I love any excuse to set a goal for myself and see it through. I hope that you will embrace this time of year and use [...]

December 28, 2013 Melissa Villamizar Motivation 0

My Natural Childbirth

My Natural Childbirth

As I sit down to write this, my sweet baby boy is 5 days old (posting at 3 weeks). It has taken me this long to be able to process and come to terms with everything that happened during the last few days of my pregnancy, labor and delivery and the first few days postpartum. [...]

October 1, 2013 Melissa Villamizar Children, Motivation, Pregnancy 0

5 Tips To Becoming a Morning Workout Person

5 Tips To Becoming a Morning Workout Person

Since I’ve started teaching morning boot camps, I’ve had so many people tell me that they just can’t wake up that early. (“That” meaning early enough to attend a 5:30am Camp Gladiator Boot Camp. If you just shuddered at the thought of that, keep reading.) Well, I beg to differ, so I thought I’d put [...]

July 5, 2013 Melissa Villamizar Fitness, Lifestyle, Motivation 0

New Year’s Resolutions Reworked

New Year’s Resolutions Reworked

It’s that time of year again…time for New Year’s Resolutions! I truly love this time of year because it’s a chance to put a plan in motion to better myself. But for others, the thought of coming up with a New Year’s Resolution is daunting. Thinking about keeping one thing going for an entire year [...]

December 31, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Motivation 2

This Is Where The Training Starts

This Is Where The Training Starts

Fifteen weeks ago, I started training for the Miami Beach Rock and Roll Half Marathon. It’s hard to believe that the day I’ve trained so hard for is almost here! I started training for this race very early. In fact, I was concerned I was starting a bit too early, but was just too excited to [...]

November 15, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Fitness, Motivation 0

Hungry For Change

Hungry For Change

This weekend, a miserable cold front blew through Dallas, keeping me inside for most of the weekend. What can I say, I hate the cold. Fortunately, it was a blessing in disguise because it allowed me to catch up on several “indoor” things I needed to get done and also forced me to spend some [...]

October 9, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Books + Movies, Lifestyle, Motivation 0

Yesterday You Said Tomorrow

Yesterday You Said Tomorrow

I’ve been teaching Group Exercise classes for quite a while now and I have to say—the thing that irks me the most—is when the same people find excuse after excuse not to try your class when they actually really want to. I know people that for over three years now have used the “I have [...]

October 4, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Fitness, Motivation 0

Why You Can’t Lose Weight

Why You Can’t Lose Weight

Reason #97 why you can’t lose weight…because let’s face it, there are potentially quite a few things contributing to the fact that you can’t lose weight. It’s supposed to be easy, right? Burn more calories than you consume and you “should”, in theory, lose weight. But what if you don’t? Well, there’s a myriad of [...]

August 31, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Fitness, Health, Motivation 2

Just Do It

Just Do It

It had been a really long day at the office. I was tired. It was late. I was hungry, grouchy and did I mention tired? It was 8:15pm, the sun was already setting and I just didn’t feel like running. I work out all the time, I’m going to work out tomorrow, I’m injured, I’m [...]

May 29, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Lifestyle, Motivation 3

The Perfect Conditions

The Perfect Conditions

As a Group Exercise Instructor, one of the excuses I hear most often for not coming to class is “I have to get in shape before I come to your class.” Um… color me confused, isn’t that what class is FOR? It is indeed. There are numerous people I can think of who have fed [...]

April 8, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Lifestyle, Motivation 1