Don’t blame your parents or science!

Don’t blame your parents or science!

I know, I am going to get a little lash back for this. However, I really believe YOU have the power – 100%- to reach your goal weight!

Sometimes genetics make it harder to get to that healthy weight – about 25% harder to be exact.  Unfortunately, your genetics do not force you to make choices. YOU make the decision on what goes in your mouth. No one forces those baked chips or spaghetti down your throat!

Heck, most of my family is overweight…I could use that as a reason to NOT work to keep my weight in check but I cannot do that. I have birth defects in my feet and ANY extra weight on them creates the chance of them collapsing again all too great!

The excuse that you cannot afford to eat healthy (an apple costs less than a Snickers) or you don’t have time to make a nutritious meal (ever heard of a salad bar) is just a “guilt reliever.” You know better…even convenience stores sell fruit, cheese and nuts.

Make a pact with yourself for ONE week to avoid processed foods. I bet you’ll walk a little taller, look a little thinner and feel a whole lot better!

About teammadeonline

Hello there! My name is Melissa McAllister. I am a proud 37 year old mother of a smart and witty 16 year old son and a bright and sassy 15 year old daughter. My husband is the reason I eat, drink, and sleep health and fitness. He has 2 speeds, GO and GO Faster. We have been together for over 22 years and married for 16 (yes, he had me at “hello!”). Don't get me wrong though...I was a Dorito and Coca Cola eating Hoover when I was in school! Fitness has been an essential part of my life for over 14 years. I have the 3 best jobs in the world—being a stay-at-home Mom, business owner, and group exercise instructor for several large fitness chains. I have been teaching everything from yoga to kickboxing for over 12 years. I have also had the great opportunity to train, inspire, and motivate other instructors for the past 9 years. You might even see me in a few fitness videos out there! ;) Reaching out to others who are struggling to be healthy and happy is my passion. I couldn’t tell you next Fall’s latest fashion must have or what flowers to plant this season, but I can help you achieve your health and fitness goals. With your determination and my motivation, we can find and keep the best YOU! Everyone deserves to be excited to get dressed in the morning and proud to walk into any room. My Motto: I will inspire by holding myself and those around me accountable!

Posted on December 11, 2012, in About Me. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. No lash back here. Every word you said is true. I am still learning processed and unprocessed. I do however opt for a piece of fruit or veggies for snacks now instead of junk food. (I could have licked the paper in the Donatos box tonight when the guys decided they NEEDED pizza instead of grilled chicken and broccoli – DIRTBAGS) I move about more – walking and started swimming. Somedays are very frustrating because I want instant results….Ohhh you ate healthy all day and no cheating lets just knock 5 pounds off your weight today…Ohhh you walked an extra lap lets knock 2 pounds. It doesnt work like that although it works. Thanks for being such a good rolemodel – positive and encouraging and a hard ass when warranted. Now Imma have my ‘dessert’ shake and fold laundry.

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