Linda Melone https://lindamelone.com I help women over 50 firm up, get in shape and lose weight Wed, 04 Dec 2019 21:49:09 -0800 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3 https://lindamelone.com/wp-content/uploads/cropped-cropped-icon-1-32x32.png Linda Melone https://lindamelone.com 32 32 How to stay on track when it seems totally impossible https://lindamelone.com/how-to-stay-on-track-when-it-seems-totally-impossible-2/ https://lindamelone.com/how-to-stay-on-track-when-it-seems-totally-impossible-2/#comments Wed, 04 Dec 2019 21:43:10 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=14489 A few extra hundred calories here and there can make the difference between shopping in the women’s department or in the seasonal camping section come January.

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How to think like an Olympic athlete… and crush your goals https://lindamelone.com/how-to-think-like-an-olympic-athlete-and-crush-your-goals/ https://lindamelone.com/how-to-think-like-an-olympic-athlete-and-crush-your-goals/#respond Wed, 20 Nov 2019 21:21:27 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=14410 It seems anyone can become rich and famous these days.  Just be an influencer.  The formula seems simple enough: Be highly controversial and for no apparent reason Be willing to stand behind your outrageously ridiculous beliefs regardless of any reasonable argument to the contrary Defend your opinions as obnoxiously as humanly possible, and mock anyone […]

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How to tone up arms so you can rock that sleeveless sequined dress https://lindamelone.com/how-to-tone-up-arms-so-you-can-rock-that-sleeveless-sequined-dress/ https://lindamelone.com/how-to-tone-up-arms-so-you-can-rock-that-sleeveless-sequined-dress/#respond Wed, 13 Nov 2019 22:51:14 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=14346 Here in California (unlike sane states like Arizona), we turned back the clocks an hour last weekend. So once again we all suffer from the bi-annual “It’s only 8:00 but feels like 9:00 because we set the clocks back and that’s why I’m going to bed at 7:00” syndrome. If you live in a part […]

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Fat-Burning Snacks to Eat Before and After Your Workout https://lindamelone.com/what-to-eat-before-and-after-workout/ https://lindamelone.com/what-to-eat-before-and-after-workout/#respond Wed, 06 Nov 2019 18:59:50 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=14255 Pop quiz! Which one of the following would you guess I have NOT seen at the gym over the years: A brawl worthy of a cage match on ESPN A woman falling off the treadmill and breaking her wrist, and continuing to run because she was so embarrassed Someone fainting and falling off a bench […]

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How to avoid making another weight-loss New Year’s resolution https://lindamelone.com/want-to-see-something-really-scary/ https://lindamelone.com/want-to-see-something-really-scary/#comments Wed, 30 Oct 2019 18:29:39 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=14229 October 31 is the scariest day of the year, and it has nothing to do with Halloween. Sure, you’re 10x more likely to be attacked by a zombie, scared by a ghost or bitten by a werewolf.    But those incidences pale in comparison to the fright you’ll get on November 1 when you step […]

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3 Bad Habits that Age You Faster Than Your Years https://lindamelone.com/3-bad-habits-that-age-you-faster-than-your-years/ https://lindamelone.com/3-bad-habits-that-age-you-faster-than-your-years/#comments Wed, 23 Oct 2019 20:57:22 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=14188 I love to people watch. Whether it’s a Starbucks, an airport lounge or a waiting room at the doctor’s office, I make up entire stories in my head about total strangers, imagining what their lives are like once they leave the premises. This not only makes me extremely annoying, but it’s also honed my powers […]

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5 Tips to Get More Out of Your Ab Workout https://lindamelone.com/5-tips-to-get-more-out-of-your-ab-workout/ https://lindamelone.com/5-tips-to-get-more-out-of-your-ab-workout/#comments Wed, 16 Oct 2019 21:38:07 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=14018 Ab Obsession strikes without warning.  One day you’re going about your morning, happily getting dressed when you reach for your tried-and-true, favorite pair of pants and… YIKES! The zipper breaks. A button pops.  A seam rips. The world stops spinning. Time slows to a crawl.  “What the heckin??” You exclaim. “I’ll sue the cleaners for […]

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How non-negotiables sabotage weight loss https://lindamelone.com/how-non-negotiables-sabotage-weight-loss/ https://lindamelone.com/how-non-negotiables-sabotage-weight-loss/#comments Wed, 09 Oct 2019 18:50:28 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=13963 Meat Loaf (if you’re over 50 you’re old enough to remember…) may have defined non-negotiables best with his lyrics to “I Would Do Anything For Love,” to which he adds, “…but I won’t do that.” I don’t know what “that” was, but it obviously wasn’t up for debate. I clearly remember the first time I […]

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How to flip your mindset switch to RESULTS: ON https://lindamelone.com/mindset-switch-to-results/ https://lindamelone.com/mindset-switch-to-results/#comments Wed, 02 Oct 2019 22:12:27 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=13021 From the truth about space aliens and Bigfoot, to why leaving the pit in an avocado keeps it from turning brown… we all crave the inside scoop. Someone somewhere knows the truth and we need that tea spilled. But no one’s talking. Ditto for fitness. Many people seem to believe there’s a secret conspiracy among […]

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