Monthly Archives: August 2015

Mel Collie | You Already Know What To Do

Mel Collie | You Already Know What To Do

You aren’t stupid

You already know that eating fruit and veg is good for you

You already know you should walk more than you do

Your already know alcohol isn’t great for your Liver

You already know you should drink more water, and you are trying to , but…


Too busy

Too tired


Not important right now….


All reasons why you aren’t changing.

So, ask the right questions, instead of beating yourself up and going around in circles, change the questions.

1. What will be the most enjoyable way for you to …….right now (insert your goal ..whatever it is, maybe its losing fat, toning up, have less pain, drink more water, eat less sugar, walk more, sit less, have more fun, be happier, eat more lemon drizzle cake…for example)

2. How does that serve you

3. How will it make you feel

Change the questions you ask yourself, and see what changes in your life my friend. Fit your own oxygen mask first, then you can be there with your happiness for everyone else in your life, rather than the other way around.

Mel Collie


Mel Collie | Which exercises help improve your memory ?

Mel Collie ” Which exercises help improve your memory?

Memory, cravings and mobility can all be helped by doing exercises that help certain areas of the brain respond & grow.

The eyes and ears and spine are connected via track in the brain, connected by neurons that control eye motion, the balance system and spine musculature.
If the brain doesn’t perceive the spine to be mobile, or stable, it will NEVER, allow the full potential range or contractile motion to be realised from your limbs.

Make sense?


Engage your brain and it will reward you with better muscle facilitation, range of motion, balance and movement performance.

I give clients rapid eye movement for homework to do, they are a function of the front cortex of the brain, the CEO if you like, the boss.
I believe that skill work is lacking from traditional approaches to exercise.

The more complex the movement, the more your brain loves it, plus, the more focused your attention as you perform the moves, the better overall result.

When you eventually manage to perform the movement well, as you practice and practice and practice, you are rewarded with a sense of accomplishment, the hormone Dopamine, floods the system.

So, other than just exercising for body composition, which is all the rage right now (must have a flatter belly, must have a flatter belly…..), is it time to flip it and choose movement skills for a re enhanced brain function, more fun and engaging than punishing yourself on a treadmill for example.

Your brain requires feedback from all joints.

A simple movement like standing, lifting up one knee, the opposite elbow coming forward to touch, then change knees and elbows, so you cross over each time, when you have that nailed 10 reps, without falling to one side, add a walk forwards as you do the movement, then walk backwards doing the movement.

Then close your eyes 🙂

Cartwheels, forward rolls, handstands – kids movement we all did.. but sadly as adults, don’t do anymore, but they are all bone strengthening , all weight bearing, all fun to practice.

Improving attention improves mobility, staying focused as you exercise, enhances mobility.

Activate your cerebellum today,and your future will be a lot brighter for your brain function.

Get yourself to the park and get cartwheeling with the kids 🙂

Mel Collie

Mel Collie | Weight Loss & Life Skills

Mel Collie | Willpower & Motivation

Think you need more willpower?
Turns out you don’t.
Its very limited, yet we tell ourselves – if only I had more willpower…
Then we feel a failure if we fall off the wagon when we are trying to change something about our lifestyle

So all of this information in these emails are to assist you in finding skills to help you change something you aren’t happy with right now.

No ones perfect, even those who proclaim a perfect life on faceboook aren’t perfect.:)

We feel guilty when we don’t keep to a diet, exercise plan, we berate ourselves.

With nothing to do with willpower but everything to do with skills heres some skills you know already, buy help to change a few habits:

Put your fork down between bites at meal times.
Read the labels of the food you choose to buy
Eat with no distractions- it leaves you feeling unsatisfied and affects digestion.

This 3 simple skills can change a lot of things for your digestive system.
We can be on a healthy diet, but still be stressed and anxious, which crates a build up of Cortisol, so when you eat with less stress and worry, it helps your hormonal cascade be as it should.

So next time you feel like reaching for a diet book or start a healthy eating plan, try changing some skills first then ask yourself better questions, like these…

How confident are you , on a scale of 1 – 10, that you can stick to the plan?
Whatever your answer was…ask yourself – What makes you a ……(insert number you had from the first question) and not a 0

This helps takes you away from being a victim, of seeing any diet in the past you haven’t stuck too or any change in your life that you haven’t wanted to stick to, it changes it from looking like a character flaw, you give yourself permission to be kind to yourself., into believing that it wasn’t a 365 days a year problem.

We believe it stays with us, berating ourselves constantly.

New habits can come about and be maintained by empowering yourself with knowledge, skills and kindness.

Much nicer than restriction, a telling off and hating yourself. Doesn’t get us anywhere, except running around in circles…but you had to run those circles to know that at some point you chose to have enough and seek a change, those circles, in a strange way, are lessons.

Mel Collie

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