Ohmazing New Journey!


I just signed up for my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training through Corepower Yoga!!! The course begins October 8th and ends in December. I am so excited to deepen my own practice, discover more about myself, immerse myself into the yoga community, and learn how to share yoga with others. I have been wanting to do this for a long time, especially since yoga helped my body recover from my grueling full marathon training of 2011-2012.

I have a vision of creating a community-based center where adults and children can come to practice yoga and meditation, and learn how to grow their own food and cook their own meals. But, I want it to be easily accessible by those who might not be able to afford $18 yoga classes and $85/hour nutrition counseling. I want this to be a sanctuary where children and adults can go and learn from each other, and connect with themselves and nature. Isn’t it beautiful?


That said, I feel that everything in my life, right now, is helping me to live out this vision. I worked my butt off to get my holistic health coach certification in 2012, I am about to begin my YTT this Fall, and I am partnered with the most amazing company, building a business that allows me to grow personally while creating an income that will eventually fund my vision project. Isn’t it just so amazing how things work out? =)


Let’s take on the world! I am setting my signal high to attract those who are ready to inspire change in themselves and others. Come find me!


I’m not really a runner but…

New Shoe… Wednesday!

It has been 5 months since terminating my Run-A-Day challenge and converting it to being rad all year by working out most days, pushing my limits in strength and endurance. I have gone for a run 1 about once a week since ending the Run-A-Day challenge, and my plantar fasciitis is doing just fine. Wahoo!

So despite not being a full-fledge runner, I still enjoy testing out new shoe technology [and fashion]. My newest running shoe that has been added to my endless shoe collection is the Nike Flyknit Lunar 2.

IMG_5900Nike Flyknit Lunar 2 


  • Ultralight support- Flyknit creates a form-fitting, nearly seamless upper that is woven more openly in areas that need greater flexibility and tighter in areas that demand more support.
  • Secure fit- Flywires wrap around the midfoot for a locked-down fit that moves with you
  • Responsive Cushioning- Lunarlon provides a soft & responsive ride
  • Environmentally friendly- the single-layer Flyknit upper is made by feeding polyester yarn into a proprietary knitting machine so there is little to no waste

What I thought: I LOVE THIS SHOE! My primary running has been the Adidas Energy Boost for most of the past year, but after taking a couple runs in the Flyknit Lunar 2, I am sold. The seamless Flyknit upper feels so soft around my foot, even with thin socks; the Lunarlon cushioning is super responsive (not squishy) and provides enough cushioning for longer runs; and the Flywire gives midfoot support and holds my foot in place around turns. Also, this shoe is super lightweight. I didn’t feel like I had to drag my feet along, even after I started feeling fatigued.

Caution: this shoe runs snug, so those of you that wear a WIDE will have to customize your own Flyknit Lunar 2 on Nike iD, where widths are available.

BONUS! On the online Nike Store, non-Nike iD Flyknit Lunar 2’s are on SALE for $120! That’s a deal! (Retail: $150)

[seasonal] Changes

Hello @mbrooksfit Community!!!

Not much time to post right now, but wanted to give all my amazing followers a heads up for things to come:

~ Corepower Yoga 200-hour yoga teacher training –> Fall 2014

~ Still studying for my ACSM-CPT exam –> Goal: ASAP

~ Prepping for the Health & Fitness Influencers Conference this October 26-28 in St. Michaels, MD. I’m a speaker!!! Come support me, learn from other leaders in the industry, and network like crazy! Register at www.eventsbywell.com and use my personal code “MelissaB” to get $20 off your registration!

~ Building an amazing business: empowering leadership, spreading health & wealth, and making the world a better place. So inspired everyday!

Things I haven’t mentioned… but are also highly relevant:

~ I quit my full-time retail job! Now I have the all the time in the world to work on MY goals and dreams. A huge thank you to my husband for being so supportive along my journey to becoming the best version of me (hello personal growth!) and following my passions.


I’ll fill all of you in later with more details! Running around like a crazy person! Thank goodness I have my healthy energy drinks to give me the focus and clarity I need to get things done!

this girl on fire pic