Linda Melone https://lindamelone.com I help women over 50 firm up, get in shape and lose weight Wed, 19 Feb 2020 23:25:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 https://lindamelone.com/wp-content/uploads/cropped-cropped-icon-1-32x32.png Linda Melone https://lindamelone.com 32 32 4 Ways to conquer self-discipline so you can accomplish anything https://lindamelone.com/4-ways-to-conquer-self-discipline-so-you-can-accomplish-anything/ https://lindamelone.com/4-ways-to-conquer-self-discipline-so-you-can-accomplish-anything/#comments Wed, 19 Feb 2020 22:18:28 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=14986 I am writing this post two days ahead of time, which has happened only once or twice before in the history of the planet. It’s like a blood moon, only rarer. And no, it’s not because I have insider information of an asteroid about to hit the planet on Friday, a zombie apocalypse, or any […]

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3 pooch-blasting, lower ab exercises https://lindamelone.com/3-pooch-blasting-lower-ab-exercises/ https://lindamelone.com/3-pooch-blasting-lower-ab-exercises/#comments Wed, 12 Feb 2020 18:04:16 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=14927 I watched a documentary about frozen people the other night. Not those living in Siberia or Antarctica, but real deal frozen-like-a-Snow-Cone people who voluntarily opt to freeze their bodies after death in the hopes of coming back once a cure is found for whatever landed them six feet under. What could go wrong?  First, you’re […]

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3 Building blocks to a solid fitness regimen https://lindamelone.com/3-building-blocks-to-a-solid-fitness-regimen/ https://lindamelone.com/3-building-blocks-to-a-solid-fitness-regimen/#respond Wed, 05 Feb 2020 22:55:55 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=14955 I have an ongoing battle with another woman at my gym. Only she doesn’t know she’s playing.  Here’s the situation in a nutshell: Our gym has one, solitary Smith machine. If you’re not familiar with it, the Smith is basically a squat machine on a sled mechanism that allows you to “hook” into various parts […]

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3 Simple steps to crush any craving https://lindamelone.com/3-simple-steps-to-crush-any-craving/ https://lindamelone.com/3-simple-steps-to-crush-any-craving/#comments Wed, 29 Jan 2020 19:21:59 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=14931 I’ve seen a lot of things in my 20+ years as a trainer. This includes things I wish I could unsee, like a male client’s abdominal surgery scar for which he was way too proud to show me.  And I’ve also heard just about every excuse. From bingeing on cake like a death row inmate… […]

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3 Ab exercises that work better than crunches https://lindamelone.com/3-ab-exercises-that-work-better-than-crunches/ https://lindamelone.com/3-ab-exercises-that-work-better-than-crunches/#comments Wed, 22 Jan 2020 21:36:22 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=14915 Pop Quiz! Which of the following is the MOST dreaded exercise of all time: Burpees Push-ups Crunches Anything involving getting out of bed  All of the above Trick question – they’re ALL correct. Congrats! Please pick up your participation trophy at the front desk. Clearly, this isn’t a scientific approach. But judging from the emails […]

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 5 Fitness tips that sound like the worst advice… but seriously work https://lindamelone.com/5-fitness-tips-worst-advice-but-really-work/ https://lindamelone.com/5-fitness-tips-worst-advice-but-really-work/#comments Wed, 15 Jan 2020 23:26:06 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=14887 When it comes to fitness advice, there’s no shortage of bad information out there.  Anyone can post photos of their bod on Instagram and call themselves a “fitness expert.”  Unless you’ve been living in a snowglobe, that’s not news, I know. But when you’re a woman over 50 who’s trying to get in shape, trying […]

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3 Unavoidable aging changes even Madonna can’t escape (and how to stop them from causing weight gain) https://lindamelone.com/3-unavoidable-aging-changes-even-madonna-cant-escape-and-how-to-stop-them-from-causing-weight-gain/ https://lindamelone.com/3-unavoidable-aging-changes-even-madonna-cant-escape-and-how-to-stop-them-from-causing-weight-gain/#comments Wed, 08 Jan 2020 22:49:46 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=14839 Next week I celebrate another trip around the sun. At 61, Madonna and I will be the same age.  That’s where our parallel lives begin and end. Almost. Because here’s the thing with fame: No amount of “fixer upper-ing” yourself via whatever means you choose can change your internal workings.  In other words, even Madonna […]

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How to stick with your workouts… even if you’ve failed miserably in the past [video] https://lindamelone.com/how-to-stick-with-your-workouts-even-if-youve-failed-miserably-in-the-past-video/ https://lindamelone.com/how-to-stick-with-your-workouts-even-if-youve-failed-miserably-in-the-past-video/#respond Wed, 01 Jan 2020 20:55:34 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=14778 Yup, it’s that time of year again when we take a look back at what worked, what didn’t — and resolve to stop the insanity. As part of this goal, I posted a live video on Facebook this Monday that addresses one of the most common issues I hear about: STAYING CONSISTENT! Because seeing any […]

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My most popular blog posts of 2019 https://lindamelone.com/my-most-popular-blog-posts-of-2019/ https://lindamelone.com/my-most-popular-blog-posts-of-2019/#comments Tue, 24 Dec 2019 23:47:26 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=14646 Even if you’re not a writer, you’re probably familiar with the term “writer’s block.”  It refers to the angst of staring at a blank page or computer screen and becoming hypnotized by the cursor before you’re able to type a single character. Before you know it you’re woken up by a Starbucks employee checking your […]

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