December 29, 2017

There are just 2 more days left in 2017.

2018 is coming fast. Eek! 

The year I turn 40.




Wow! Seriously, wow!

Time is a funny thing, isn't it? When we are kids we think we have so much of it. Yet, here we are, before we know it, grown up and wondering where the time has...

October 28, 2017

Welcome to Fitgirlsrock! 

It's an exciting place to be. Fitgirlsrock is growing and expanding all the time. It's fun! Nerve-wrecking sometimes, but exciting!

My name is Melissa Shevchenko. 

I am the founder and owner of Fitgirlsrock.

I am a positive, strong, confident...

August 16, 2017

Can anyone guess the difference in scale weight between the picture on the left below & the picture on the right? 

Go ahead & guess. I'll wait ...........

Before I tell you the answer here is what you need to know. Muscle and fat are very different. A pound of fat and a...

June 25, 2017

Anyone who has been following me for any length of time knows that I’ve struggled for years with a damaged metabolism. I had been a yo-yo dieter and big time cardio junkie most of my life. I did low carb, low fat, 1200 calorie diets, cleanses, other gimmicks and endles...

April 20, 2017

Online coaching/training is just as it sounds. It is a method of training that is done virtually from anywhere in the world. It is ultimately a more affordable, flexible solution that still provides direction, support, and accountability. 

What are the benefits of...

December 31, 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, I’ve started reflecting just like I do every year at this time. 2016 has been quite the freakin’ year! There were some especially awful, emotional moments but also some incredibly great times. Whatever has happened will either remain a memory...

December 22, 2016

I used to be the person who checked email and social media first thing every morning. I’d wake up at 5 or 6 am, grab my coffee, and sit down in front of my computer. I'd never take the time to center myself, to clear my head, to breathe. Instead, I'd get to work right...

December 7, 2016

When I worked in the corporate world, I used to often sit and wonder; “What is my purpose in this life?, What am I actually put on this earth to do? — cause it

November 12, 2016

Today I am thirty eight years old. 38! I feel like I blinked and suddenly I’ve gone from 20 to 38. Time. it sure flies by, doesn’t it? 

38 is of course just a number. But, as today approached, I would winch a little every time I thought of it. Like how did I get to be t...

October 28, 2016

“Are you happy now?” I asked myself Like a slap in the face it hit me, I was stunned because no, I was not happy now that I had 'this.' 'This' was my weight, t

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