Melanie Sobocinski FITNESS

Melanie Sobocinski FITNESS

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Is this normal!??! 400lb Feeding Model Making It Big With Mum's Help

SO I saw this video a few weeks ago and I decided to write about it. I am sure I am setting myself up for some backlash but I felt the need to share my opinions on the whole thing.

SO this girl is 22 with a BMI of over 80 and has a goal of it being 100 by the time she is 30. ODD!

I get the fact that she was bullied and I think that is awful. No one should be made fun of because of their size. There is so much more to a person than what is on the outside.

She eats more calories than most people do in 5 days in ONE DAY! How is this healthy.

She also stated she has received a clean bill of health from her doctor just days before.  I find that hard to believe. A BMI of 80 is considered morbidly obese. That alone is very unhealthy. The amount of stress she is putting on her body is awful.

I give her credit though for feeling comfortable in her own skin. You shouldn't feel you have to be a size 5 to be comfortable in your body. You should love yourself as you are.

I'm not sure though, how much one loves themselves when they are clearly killing themselves by what she is putting in her mouth. I get eating pizza, fries and ice cream BUT how much is to much? 4 pizzas in one sitting?!

I feel like she is setting herself up for an early death. She may be "healthy" now but her goal for the next 8 years is to get as big as she can possibly get and still be able to walk. Is that really healthy?

Her mother fully supports her, which we all want our parents to support us in whatever we do..right?!?! At what point do you say enough is enough? As a parent I would be concerned for her health, but I'm not her.

Remember, these are just MY opinions. You are entitled to yours also. My opinions are outs of concern for her overall physical and mental health. I guess if is she is happy, I shouldn't worry.

Take a look at this video and tell me what you think.....

I do hope that she changes her mind and realizes she is a beautiful girl and doesn't need to keep over stuffing herself for some crazy "fetish".

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Sumer Shape Up

  I am really excited for in my next challenge group,
 just in time for summer!
Here is the scoop:
*Starts Monday June 8th.
*Daily tips on fitness and nutrition
*One-on-one support
*Workouts done in your own home & on your own time
*Daily check-ins for accountability
*Chance to win prizes at the end!
What is required:
*Investment in a PiYo Challenge pack 
*Daily check ins and workouts
Who says you have to jump, grunt, strain, and punish your body to get amazing results from your workout? Not with PiYo…
PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. And, we crank up the speed to deliver a true fat-burning, low-impact workout that leaves your body looking long, lean, and incredibly defined.
*As an added bonus I will give away food portion control containers for
 to the first 3 that commit to a challenge pack.
Let's be honest. Nobody likes to count calories. It takes too much time and guesswork. So if you had a system that kept you from overeating without having to count calories, isn't that what you'd want to use? And wouldn't you use it all the time?
This is why we created 7 color-coded containers that make it easy to portion out exactly how much you should eat for every meal. Each container corresponds to an essential food and macronutrient group, and is sized to deliver just the right amount of food to help you always get your best results. There's no complicated math, guessing, or weighing—just simple portion control that anyone can do!
  • Containers are precisely measured to deliver proper portions
  • Containers nest inside each other for convenient, space-saving storage
  • BPA-free, DEHP-free

Act soon since I am only accepting a couple more people. I want to be able to give my full attention and focus on you and give you a better chance at winning the grand prize at the end! If you are in, don't be shy, message me OR fill out the form below......
**Deadline: Friday May 29th**
***Cannot already be working with another coach***

Monday, May 4, 2015


So, you think you've hit a "plateau”?
First of all, do not get discouraged. Having a stretch where your weight loss slows to nothing is natural. It happens. You’re probably consuming fewer calories than you used to, so your metabolism has slowed down to conserve them. Keep in mind that, as long as you stick with your workouts and healthy eating, you’ll typically start losing weight again after about three weeks. It’s also important to remember that while you may not be losing weight, you should be experiencing positive changes to your body like a smaller waist, clothes are fitting better, stronger arms and much more. If you don’t want to wait for the plateau to end on its own, there are things you need to ask yourself if you want to jump start your losing streak.


Question #1: Are You Keeping Track of Your Daily Calories?

My thoughts on weight-loss plateaus are that someone claiming to have hit one may not be paying enough attention to detail. When you first start a diet and fitness program, you make drastic changes — maybe you gave up soda, started counting points, whatever — your body responded to that and you lost weight fast. To continue to lose weight, be sure you are still keeping track and doing what you were in the beginning to lose the weight. Pay attention to what you are putting into your mouth and KEEP TRACK of it. Writing it down sometimes makes you realize that you may have gone a little off track. A study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine showed that the more regularly a dieter kept a food log, the more weight they lost. If you aren’t keeping detailed logs, this may be part of your “plateau.”

Question #2: Are You Trying to Lose Vanity Pounds?

If you’re only trying to lose five, 10, or 15 pounds, you’re in a different place than someone who wants to 80 to 100 pounds. You just want to look better and feel better— and this is what I refer to as vanity pounds. The human body doesn’t want to be carrying around excess weight, so it will respond to diet and exercise.When you have a smaller amount of weight to lose, your body is probably already healthy, which makes it tougher to lose weight. What people in this situation often do is cut more calories or increase their time at the gym, but this method will not work. You’re under eating and overworking yourself.  All that does is slow your metabolism down and send your body into starvation mode. The best quick fix is to give your body a little more food so it feels secure. Varying your calorie intake is my best advice for keeping your body from plateauing. For the next 2 to 3 days, vary your calorie intake between 1,500 and 2,200 calories. I know this may sound crazy, but trust me, it will work. After three days, drop back down to your usual calorie allowance. Remember; never allow your daily calorie allowance to fall below 1,200 if you are a woman and 1,500 if you are a man. I cringe when people tell me they eat less than 1,200 calories a day.  Falling below these daily allowances can do real damage to your metabolism and result in excessive loss of lean muscle tissue. You are setting yourself up for failure by not fueling your body correctly.

Question #3: Do You Need to Change Up Your Workout?

If you’re overweight (not trying to lose vanity pounds), tracking calories in and out every day, and still not shedding any weight, here’s what you need to do: Switch up your workout. You might not realize this, but your body will adapt to any type of exercise. The first time you do a certain exercise, it is usually a bit difficult. But by the 20th time you do it, it’s a lot easier, right? As you get used to a type of exercise, it becomes less challenging and, as a result, less effective. That’s why it’s so important to mix it up. Change up the amount of weight you lift — go heavy one week with fewer reps and lighter the next with more reps. Change the type of exercise you do for each muscle. One week, do push-ups, then chest flies, then chest presses. They all work the same part of your body, but in very different ways. This is why I train my clients differently each time. Changing it up puts your muscles through a little confusing resulting in quicker results and less “platueaing”. 

Question #4: Do You Have a Hormone Imbalance?

If you’ve  tried all of these above and it has been more than a month since seeing ANY results, there’s one last thing that might be causing your plateau: a hormone imbalance. A thyroid disorder, insulin resistance, these could all be making your body hold onto pounds. I’m not trying to diagnose you so don’t automatically assume this is the problem, but if you have truly tried everything else, it might be worth going to an endocrinologist and exploring this issue with a medical professional who can evaluate you personally.