Author Archives: Mrs. Fitness

Full Name: Melissa Transou Website:
Info: IFBB figure professional Melissa Transou, a fitness expert, wife and mother, blogs about the unique sports and nutrition needs of women and female athletes exclusively for Vitacost.com. Email her at melissatransou@yahoo.com.
Easy Egg White Muffins, Two Ways

Easy Egg White Muffins, Two Ways

Quick, easy, nutritious: it’s the morning meal we all seek. Add hot and delicious, and it’s the ultimate breakfast fantasy for hungry, busy people. If you typically settle for cold cereal or granola bars all week, thinking there’s only time on weeken ...
7 Ways to Fit in at the Gym

7 Ways to Fit in at the Gym

You’ve got new shoes, new workout pants and a shiny new water bottle. You signed on the dotted line and are officially a gym member. Now, it’s time to get in there and get to it, despite that surge of anxiety welling up in your chest when you think a ...
4 Ways to Use Your Couch for a Workout

4 Ways to Use Your Couch for a Workout

If you’re eyeing the couch as a cozy place to curl up while the cold wind whips outside, you’re doing it wrong. The weather may be too fierce to even fathom bundling up and battling slick roads to get the gym. But that doesn’t mean you have to give u ...
5 Habits of Highly Successful Dieters

5 Habits of Highly Successful Dieters

How does she do it? That woman in the gym – she must have dropped two dress sizes since you first saw her in spin class. That mom who’s always in front of you in the pickup line at your daughter’s school – she’s barely recognizable from the open hous ...
5 Ingredients to Avoid in Protein Bars

5 Ingredients to Avoid in Protein Bars

If I said that I checked every ingredient list to make sure what I was eating was “clean” all of the time, I’d be lying. When I’m hungry or in a hurry, sometimes I’ll grab a protein bar and tear into it without even glancing at the label. But I may p ...