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3 Things You Can Do TODAY To Better Your Health

Sup, pretty people! It’s Friday, finally! We made it! I thought I’d do a short little post today about health. Because health is wealth, amirght? If you don’t have your health, you literally have nothing. I know, that’s a little hardcore but it’s the truth! When it comes to me being hardcore about health, I’ll admit, I can get a little drill-seargenty (that’s a word.) My mom tells me that, my hubs tells me that- I know, I need to take a chill pill. It’s just that, when I work with clients- nutrition clients in particular- I just want to help them SO much! Sometimes my brain moves too fast with all of the glorious things I want them to implement into their lives. Some clients want this. They follow every word you say. Cut out foods the next day. Cold turkey. Some clients take more time. They slip up.…

A Little Huffington Post Love

So something really cool happened to me today- Get Real With Mel was featured in The Huffington Post. Like THE Huffington Post. Yeah, I’m just a little excited about it. We were featured in an article about new+upcoming health+fitness websites to follow in 2017- can ya believe it? Get Real is moving UP. I just wanted to share this exciting news with you- my readers. So thank YOU for being here. Right this minute. Reading this post. You rock. I have some BIG plans, awesome guests, + more things in the works for GR (aka Get Real) in the very near future. I hope you keep coming back to join in on the fun, the nerdy nutrition chit chat, workout tips, lifestyle advice, and straight up real talk. I really hope this blog inspires you to make yourself a priority when it comes to workouts, eating healthy, + REST! Because you…

Peek Inside My Travel Essentials

Some of you may know from my Instagram that I’m headed out on a Caribbean cruise tomorrow for vacation- yay for travel! Well, actually, we leave for New Orleans tomorrow and we stay there Friday and Saturday night and then our cruise heads out on Sunday morning. I’ve never been on a cruise before so I’m SO excited. I can’t wait to tan, relax, and read an actual book (kids will not be joining us btw). While I love traveling, it can also wreak havoc on my body- particularly digestion. I’ve traveled enough now that I know what essentials I need to have with me in order to feel my best! So, I thought I’d give you guys a sneak peek into my travel essentials like snacks + supplements! I’m also going to include a few tips + advice to keep you feeling great during travels! Enjoy! Peek into my…

My Top 10 Gym Bag Essentials

I am a bag lady- a gym bag lady that is. My gym bag is my trusty buddy. My gym bag holds the solution to my problems. Sweaty hair? Grab my gym bag. No ponytail holder? Grab my gym bag. Beet red face? Gym bag to the rescue! I’m gonna give you guys a little sneak peek at the 10 things in my handy dandy bag that gets me from the gym to out on the town (running errands) like a BOSS. Gym Bag Essentials: Extra ponytail holders + clips. I even told AJ to start carrying some around for his clients that forget theirs because long hair swinging in your face during a workout is no bueno. Also, having a lot of layers, my hair can start falling out of a braid or ponytail pretty easily, so back up clips always help! Lush No Drought Dry Shampoo. A…

#FanGirlFriday: Meet Christina Sciarrillo of CMS Nutrition!

I know I say this every single time, but I’m SO excited about Christina Sciarrillo being our FanGirlFriday today! I have been following her journey on Instagram for a few years now and the knowledge and drive this girl has is straight up mind blowing. It’s really hard looking out into the Insta-world and the social media world in general and really trusting someone, but I completely trust Christina because she has the knowledge to back up everything! You may know she recently made the switch from Primitive Paleo to CMS Nutrition- a name that suits her much better because this girl ain’t about labels. She practices what she preaches, which is: doing what works for YOU. Christina studies nutrition and dietetics at The University of Louisiana Lafayette, teaches nutrition + cooking demos at local Whole Foods, develops recipes, shares her amazing knowledge, and recently started a BLOG…