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Melissa
madison, wi
wife, scrapbooker, runner, badger, social media geek, reader
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I love to read. I’m the person that has 20 books on my nightstand and I am in the middle of all of them at the same time. It drives my husband crazy. 🤪 All of these books have had a profound impact on my life in one season or... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2019 at life, scraps & ink
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I think it’s a struggle that a lot of us experience as our culture really values being busy or looking like we are doing a lot instead of evaluating just the results. But there is a really well-known theory that 80% of your results can come from just 20% of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2019 at life, scraps & ink
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Have you ever thought to yourself, “Man, the scale didn’t change, my effort was a failure?!” If I told you it happened to the most experienced of us, what would you think? We have all been there. Our culture and society pushes that dang number so much. Tim and I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2019 at life, scraps & ink
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We are just the sum of our daily habits. So if you want to change big, you gotta start small. So, what are the 5 daily habits that actually changed my life? 1️⃣ I eat veggies at breakfast. Every dang day. 2️⃣ @nutpods in my coffee instead of dairy. 3️⃣... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2019 at life, scraps & ink
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For the life that you want, you must be willing to give up something that you currently have. 🤯 Something that I gave up to work out every day? Washing my hair. I know that sounds really silly but - this literally used to be one of my excuses for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2019 at life, scraps & ink
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Mel 2 years ago would’ve thrown so much snark and a lot of eye rolls at a conference like this. Thank God for personal growth.🤭 Last December, when I hesitantly decided to buy a ticket to the RISE weekend, I didn’t know if friends would be able to get tickets... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2019 at life, scraps & ink
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Health is FLUID. 💦 I heard this on a podcast and it resonated so much with me. 🤯 If it does with you too, drop me your fav emoji in the comments👇 What worked for you six years ago is not going to work for you today. What worked for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2019 at life, scraps & ink
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You don’t have to be perfect, you just need to be consistent. 🤯 This is me digging into a delicious cheeseburger and summer shandy at @uwmadison Memorial Union. And it was delicious. Old me would have felt really bad about this and would have wanted to work out the next... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2019 at life, scraps & ink
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You are the equivalent of the 5 people you surround yourself with ❤️ Grateful to surround myself with these ladies to level up 🙌 Yoga Up @dflyhotyoga is always a great sweat 💦 Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2019 at life, scraps & ink
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Celebrating life today!! Rolls, muscles, wrinkles, freckles, spots, lumps, and everything in between ❤️ One thing I’ve learned in my journey is that you need to love yourself as you are TODAY. No matter where you are at in your health journey. If you don’t...and you say things like “when... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2019 at life, scraps & ink
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7 healthy recipes for the 4th of July! Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2019 at life, scraps & ink
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This was dinner gold tonight. If you are meal planning or figuring out Sunday dinner, make this!! I’ve always loved chicken piccata. My mum used to make it all the time. The original recipe includes lots of wine and butter and regular flour 😏 this version uses gluten-free flour and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2019 at life, scraps & ink
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I was recently recognized for how many people I’ve helped in my fitness business and I couldn’t be prouder. ⭐️ I fell into this business selfishly. I wanted to feel more comfortable in my skin and get back to the confidence I once had. When I discovered success and started... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2019 at life, scraps & ink
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I’ll start when things slow down. I’ll eat better next week. I’ll wear a crop top when I’m good enough to. That last one was a thought I had for a long time. Why?! Because I had some stupid societal standard in my head that only certain people could wear... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2019 at life, scraps & ink
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What I eat in a day 🍳🥗🥘 I’ve mentioned before that I really started seeing results when I reigned in my portions. I was over-eating on “healthy” food. Instead of thinking about what I’m eating in a single meal, I think about the whole day. I aim for 4 veggies,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2019 at life, scraps & ink
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MAMAS. Our bodies have created, grown, housed, nurtured. Been destroyed and rebuilt. When you really think about the change that happens, it truly is amazing. I still have loose, wrinkly, skin and probably always will. Because I gained 30 and 35 pounds and birthed a 7 and 8-pound baby. I’ve... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2019 at life, scraps & ink
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I remember the overwhelming feeling I had after having both girls. Feeling uncomfortable in my own skin. Sluggish and tired. The pressure to make it seem like everything was great and being a mom is a breeze. I covered a lot of what I was feeling up for fear of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2019 at life, scraps & ink
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What’s your most prized possession? Is it your car? Your house? A special bag? How often do you pay to clean it or how much time do you put in to take care of it?🤔 One of the things that surprise me the most is that people have a really... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2019 at life, scraps & ink
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I didn’t have to think too much about my #onelittleword for 2018. I'm striving for balance in all aspects of my life. To follow up a hard workout with some yoga. To focus on family as much as career. To push myself beyond what I think is possible while cutting... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2018 at life, scraps & ink
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Have you taken the Enneagram test? I'm a 2 - The Helper (and a close 7 - The Enthusiast and 4 - The Individualist)... I first heard about the Enneagram on the @letsrise.co podcast (duh, and episode here), but it wasn't until my Personal Growth Coach (aka my therapist) asked... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2018 at life, scraps & ink
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To all the mamas out there feeling uncomfortable in your own skin: when I started this journey, I wanted results. My body felt foreign to me after two kids. I felt weak. I was tired and sluggish. And I was struggling with post partum depression. I wanted a change so... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2018 at life, scraps & ink
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My 5 favorite benefits of DAILY exercise: 1. Increases my energy (you MAKE energy - you don’t just have energy). 😃 2. It gives me mental clarity - I feel like I’m mentally so sharp when I sweat daily.🤓 3. My clothes fit well - I’m excited to get dressed... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2018 at life, scraps & ink
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You can’t out work your nutrition. Your nutrition will always win. 🤯 This is a lesson that I learned this year. And it’s taken me 10 years to learn it.🤦🏼‍♀️ I’ve had been working out, running, and spending time on my fitness and then ignoring what I put into my... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2018 at life, scraps & ink
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Girl on the left is in survival mode. Struggling with postpartum depression. Feeling the stress of the holidays. Wanting it to seem like she had it under control. But - having a newborn and a toddler is no joke and no matter what your situation is - it is HARD.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2018 at life, scraps & ink
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Christmas last year was a low point for me. Newborn + holidays + postpartum depression made things tough. Instead of wallowing though, I decided to take things into my own hands and I found some random video on YouTube and Philly and I did it right there in the living... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2018 at life, scraps & ink