We are in the midst of a monumental moment. We are being asked to stay inside as much as possible, due to the possibility of catching Covid-19. If we go out, it is suggested that we stay a distance of six feet away from our fella beings. But getting some fitness on can help lessenContinue reading “Melly’s Fitness Hack: Joy in Sets and Reps”
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Melly (@flat_and_fit) So, I took my first outdoor fall off my skates, I fell twice, actually. I did not hurt myself. I was wearing wrist guards, knee pads and my helmet! All geared up. Yeah, it startled me. It hurt momentarily. I do have a bruise,Continue reading “Falling, it’s not all bad”
I have been skittering down a rabbit hole of exploration into Motif Making. Its been fun. Check out my insta to see a fuller picture of this print and it’s fellas. I am creating a Zine, an artistic, hand written and printed offering, called the Motif Maker’s Zine. These will be 16 page booklets thatContinue reading “Motif Making”
This is a reminder to all: There is much magic in the world and you never know where, how, or in what shape/form it might reveal itself. The above is a typing that occurred when Peach, our cat, walked over my keyboard. I don’t think this was a mistake. Just a moment prior to thisContinue reading “Magical Peach +”
I was diagnosed with breast cancer 4 years ago today. Four years feels good.
This year I needed to put my plate weights in storage, they were smelly and my landlord asked for me to address the problem. I did. This action reverberated and made me reevaluate my workout abilities and needs. I chose to move back to using kettlebells, which I have a small collection of. This change also made me changeContinue reading “Swinging and lifting, I feel good.”
Experiencing the generosity of others is a gift beyond measure, it is humbling, exciting, and confusing all at once. A random act of kindness was bestowed on me this week and I want to tell you all about it.
Two years of soul searching, deep, personal work. I am healing. My body is changed. I have experienced a calyx of emotion, intellect and bodily presence. Everything feels different. Two years ago today, I had bilateral mastectomy without reconstruction due to breast cancer. I am now a flat chested woman. For the first half of myContinue reading “Breasts, and then no breasts. Year 2. Two years.”
Brace yourself, this is a long one. In the above photo I am wearing a Handful Bra with padded inserts and the camisole I am wearing says, ‘Well-behaved women seldom make history’. This week, I read Stephanie Forsyth’s post called, ‘I Yam What I Yam‘, where she talks about being a potty mouth, beer guzzling,Continue reading “Many Mellys”
The week I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I realized the only thing I wasn’t doing to be the healthiest person I possibly could, was exercise. When I told my breast surgeon that it was time to start, she laughed at me and said, “you get diagnosed with breast cancer and you think it meansContinue reading “Strong Curves”