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Welcome Back and Bless Your Heart!

Posted by Melissa A Hazek on September 7, 2013 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Welcome back everyone!  Let's make this round of Biggest Loser the best one yet!  I know I am coming in with determination and full of motivation for all of us!  

I wanted to invite everyone to join me in the 2013 Cleveland Heart Walk (3 miles) on Saturday, September 28th at 9:00am.  The walk kicks off at 10:00am from Voinovich Park in Downtown Cleveland!

I set up a team and would love for you to head on over there and j...

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One Dolla' make you Holllllaaaa!

Posted by Melissa A Hazek on February 27, 2013 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (2)

This is short and sweet this week because I am tired, I MIGHT be fighting a cold (along with a bad case of denial about said cold) and my brain is not cooperating with putting two thoughts together to make a coherent post, let alone a coherent paragraph.  

That said, I found this article and thought it was BRILLIANT!  You know how I am always preaching that you don't need to go out and spend a bunch of money to get into shape/change your lifestyle - this hel...

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You Better Check Yourself...

Posted by Melissa A Hazek on February 21, 2013 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (2)

We are at the official half way point!  6 weeks down, 6 to go!   How are you doing so far?  Have you been sticking to your goals?  Keeping with your plan?  Why not take time at this halfway point to check in with yourself, and re-focus on what you originally set out to do.  

There is a saying in yoga, "come back to your breath."  This is often said when your mind starts to wander, or you start to feel alittle chaotic in a toug...

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A little Valentine's Love for Yourself!

Posted by Melissa A Hazek on February 14, 2013 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (1)

Whether your married, in a relationship or single - we must {learn to} love ourselves before anything else!  

Trust me, I know how it is to look in the mirror and not see what I want to see (a stronger, leaner, healthier version of myself)!  However, I remind myself daily that I am working toward getting stronger (by incorporating weight sessions into my training), leaner (overall eating and exercise plans) and healthier (improve...

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It's one month out of twelve

Posted by Melissa A Hazek on January 24, 2013 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (3)

We are approaching our 3rd weigh in of Biggest Loser, and also the first day of February. Can you even believe it?!   

I started to get really down on my self this past week cause I was slacking on my workouts (aside from zumba!, I took my week 4 running recovery/rest week alittle too literal and RESTED all week... ugh!).  My eating has been OK, but I have not be...

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Friday Link Love

Posted by Melissa A Hazek on January 19, 2013 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (3)

Happy Friday and Happy First Weigh in peeps!  From what I have seen already - it looks like most of us were happy campers this morning after steppiing on those scales!  

GREAT JOB - let's keep it up!!!

I wanted to share some of the things I've been reading this week to help keep me informed and motivated:

The Mayo Clinic recommends ...

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Who knew Exercise could be so FUN?!?!

Posted by Melissa A Hazek on January 15, 2013 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (2)

Last Wednesday night a couple of our Big Losers met up at St. John Nepomucene for a Zumba class and boy did we shake it, work it and dance it out!  Talk about an hour of fun moves that almost make you forget you are exercising.

The class had a GREAT turnout for the first week - with participants ranging in age from young to "older" (;-) and all body types!  The instructor was helpful in explaining the moves, and advising that eve...

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When you think about quitting...

Posted by Melissa A Hazek on September 15, 2012 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (1)

The start of something good

Posted by Melissa A Hazek on September 1, 2012 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Today is September 1st. And while we may find ourselves asking where in the hell did the time go, and how are we in September already - I can't help but think of it as a fresh start.


A fresh start to evaluate where we are in our journeys toward the lifestyle changes we are making, and how we are doing emotionally and mentally. A fresh start to put the past behind us, and maybe we ...

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Don't let one day delay you!

Posted by Melissa A Hazek on August 23, 2012 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (1)



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