Hi I'm Melanie, but those who know me call me Mel. I was born and raised in Virginia where I attended high school and college. In 2010, I obtained my B.S in Exercise Science from George Mason University with the intent to help other on their health and fitness journey.
My health and fitness journey started at a young age as I've struggled with my weight since I can remember. It became more apparent when I entered high school and was required to take a physical so I could participate in team sports. Little did I know that physical would change my life. At the age 15, I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic tipping the scale at 190lbs and my family pediatrician decided to make a deal with me. She agreed to pay me $1 for every pound I could lose, but for every pound I gained back I would have to pay her back. I can proudly say I never had to pay back the $32 she handed me back in 2002, but my health and fitness journey was far from over there.
I continued to struggle with my weight through my 20's
and it wasn't until I found CrossFit in 2014 that I was exposed to multiple different nutritional avenues. I've always had a solid foundation on basic nutritional knowledge but I never had a program tailored to me and always found myself gaining the weight back or struggling to adhere to strict protocols. So, I decided to seek out help from a health coach and found a lot of success while working with them.
From my own success, I found my interest shift from sharing exercise tips to sharing nutritional tips and wanting to learn more and more about nutrition. I finally decided to become a Certified Health Coach so I could broaden my nutritional knowledge and learn how to coach others through their nutritional journey. Even though my interest have shifted my intent has remained the same, in that I want to continue to help others reach their health and fitness goals through performance and nutrition.
My goal with Hungry Not Hungry is to promote that there is no one-size-fits-all method and that your nutritional journey will be unique to you. Whether your goals is to lose weight or perform better in the gym I will create a plan that is specifically designed for you to reach your goals and is sustainable with your lifestyle.
Education & Credentials
Bachlor of Science in Exercise Science
Certified Primal Health Coach
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
USAW Level 1 Sport Performance Coach
AFAA Certified Personal Trainer