About Melanie

This was me back in 2010, may-2010 I had struggled with my weight for years – and I was only 24. My husband had just proposed and we were starting to plan our wedding, I saw this picture and couldn’t believe how unhealthy I looked, I remember thinking “Am I really that overweight?”.

I had already decided I didn’t want to be a ‘fat bride’ but had really done very little about it. The following week I took action, and started ‘another diet plan’.

Yep, I’m not going to lie to you – I joined a meal replacement diet plan, because at that time I didn’t know any other way to lose weight. I had a lot of weight to lose, and I had never before followed the rules, I liked food and didn’t really believe that dieting worked…

I fall into the “rule breaker” dieting category, I don’t like the idea of being restricted, at the time I wished that I could just learn how to lose weight by eating real food. I wanted to lose weight without having to choose between life and skinny. wedding-image_for-about-me-page

Yet I stuck with it as best I could and by our wedding day in
August 2011, I’d lost about fifty pounds and felt like a million bucks

The sad thing is that I still didn’t feel ‘good enough’ despite all my effort, the sweat, the tears, the money – I didn’t look the way I had imagined.

I wasn’t ‘slim enough’.

Of course a lot has happened since I married Matt in 2011! I qualified as a personal trainer, had a beautiful little boy called Greyson and started sharing my insights and strategies with other women, just like yourself online.

Meet the Family! 

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If you had told me back in 2010, that I’d be working in the health and fitness industry I would have laughed…uncomfortably…because this was never the plan. I took my problem solving skills, added my passion for coaching and created an opportunity which means I can reach women all over the world.

I recently asked my husband to describe me in three words, and this is what he came up with:

  • Focused
  • Determined
  • Direct

I’ve learnt over the years to show up authentically, as I am without any BS. My clients have learnt that I’ll ask them the tough questions. I’ll challenge you and make you uncomfortable because:

Life Starts at the end of your Comfort Zone…

What you need to know about me:

  • I love quotes, they are everywhere in our house, my office, our coffee mugs and my wardrobe! Most people don’t know when they didn’t see me without a slogan vest on!
  • I drink coffee, water, wine and the odd protein shake – not all of them on a daily basis – but I used to drink diet soda 24/7. I gave it up in 2012 and haven’t looked back!
  • I’m from the UK…and I love love LOVE country music, which actually isn’t as weird as it was a few years ago. From Willie Nelson to Carrie Underwood, I love it all.
  • Since I was a kid Peanut Butter has been one of my favourite foods – unfortunately I grew up thinking it was unhealthy…now not so much!
  • My favourite city in the world is New York City, I got married in Central Park and I’ve hardly travelled anywhere else in the last few years.
  • My favourite colour is yellow, and my favourite flower is a Sunflower.
  • I am an only child, and I’m more than happy being by myself – which is why working from home works for me 😉
  • I got a tattoo at the age of 27 – and my mum cried!
  • Oh and I love cheesecake, the good stuff, the baked kind – but I don’t like the sh*t people try to put on it. #Cheesecakebutholdtheshit

As you can probably tell my transition into the health industry was not like my peers, I didn’t love sports at school, in fact I wrote notes to get out of sports class AND came last in every cross-country I ever took part in. Gah I seriously disliked running in the cold and wet mud!

So how the heck did a former sport-hating, two-hundred and fifty-pound woman start coaching?

I realized that the industry still has a lot of crappy information out there, and unfortunately it’s appealing and we want results…like yesterday.

I got certified because for the first time in my life, I felt different, not just because I’d lost weight but because my mind was in the right place. I had invested in myself, in my health, in my body and my longevity. I am now a REPS registered Personal Trainer! reps_badge

One of my favourite blogs that I’ve written is: Dieting Keeps Us Fat? Check it out for my opinion AND the science!

I’m so glad to have you here, and I hope that you’ll stick around. If you’d like to know more about my Fat Loss strategies, then be sure to grab a spot on my VIP list – these ladies get my very best stuff straight to their inbox.

Enjoy and I’ll see you soon.

Melanie x