Linda Melone https://lindamelone.com I help women over 50 firm up, get in shape and lose weight Wed, 15 Jan 2020 23:30:13 +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  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/#respond 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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How to do everything wrong and still see results https://lindamelone.com/how-to-do-everything-wrong-things-and-still-get-results/ https://lindamelone.com/how-to-do-everything-wrong-things-and-still-get-results/#respond Wed, 18 Dec 2019 21:17:33 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=14554 I confess I don’t always follow the rules. Don’t get me wrong, I walk my talk. But I sometimes fall victim to laziness, procrastination, and allow my obnoxious inner child to run rampant through supermarket aisles, opening up bags of flour and dumping them on my head.  For example, I write about the importance of […]

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Make this ONE mindset change to be younger, healthier and smarter in 2020 than you were in 2019 https://lindamelone.com/how-to-be-younger-in-2020-than-you-were-in-2019/ https://lindamelone.com/how-to-be-younger-in-2020-than-you-were-in-2019/#comments Wed, 11 Dec 2019 23:13:53 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=14497 The saying, "50 is the new 40" may be more accurate than you think. Making this ONE mindset shift creates a boatload of health benefits.

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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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