" Nothing changes if nothing changes. "
My name is Melissa Weber,
my friends call me Mel
I started my fitness journey when I was 10 months postpartum,
in January 2018 with the launch of 80 Day Obsession.
I was getting into shape for a friend's destination wedding in Hawaii.
Little did I know what was in store.
A month after Hawaii we found out we were pregnant with baby #2!
I continued with my at home fitness and I felt great.
We had our routine anatomy scan around Christmas 2018
and that's when our unborn son was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect.
We were blind sided and completely in shock!
The second half of my pregnancy consisted of weekly ultrasounds and monthly echocardiograms at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
At 37 weeks gestation Malcolm was delivered at CCHMC via elective C-Section.
We had no idea if Malcolm was going to need open heart surgery right away or
not. He stayed in the CICU for 12 days before coming home.
He is now 7 months old and currently living with CHD.
Surgery is inevitable it's only a matter of time.
With the support of some family, my amazing Beach body community
and lots of personal development I am doing the best I can.
My sweet baby girl Elsie keeps me laughing
and Mighty Malcolm keeps me fighting!
We want to encourage the importance of heart health
and controlling the controllable! Mental health is crucial to a happy and healthy
life. What started as a bikini goal has turned into a mission to help
as many people has I can to learn gratitude and
the importance of always working towards being your best self.