Happy Friday Lovelies!
Hope you all had a fantastic week and the sun is shinning in your neck of the woods too. This Friday Feature includes another F… not my favorite f word but fitness! I mean its more than fitness, its about Megan’s incredible journey, overcoming obstacles and being a strong woman who encourages other in the process. This one is a longer post- but promise, worth it! Let’s kick the weekend off right…
Introducing, Megan Blanchard.
How did we meet?
-We actually met through social media! Facebook first I believe.
This is true. I think what got us really starting to talk with your Instagram. I messaged you bout an app – we started chatting- then following each other on every thing… did we just become best friends on the internet? YEP.
Can you give a brief bio about yourself? Defined any way you want…
Oh gosh well I’m a small town east coast girl who moved to Phoenix when I was 23 (7 years ago) and I have always been pretty introverted. I am an old soul and have very old school values, and I am an empath so I’m very sensitive to intuition and energy. I LOVE meeting and connecting with new people. I love health and fitness, baseball, dogs (my pup is the BEST). I’m an only child to a single mother and she is my best friend. I’m a sucker for anything romantic and emotional, but as I get older I’m finally learning to listen to my gut more than my emotions.
I’m going to also pull the my mom is my best friend card. All of your sunshine posts make me want to visit asap. I have absolutely noticed how you channel into your own energy and feelings- but also how that effects those around you.
Tell me about your day job…
-Right now I work as an office manager at an aerospace manufacturing company. I’ve been with the company for 7 ½ years, and I’ve been the OM for 4. I wear many hats (AP, AR, HR) but it’s a small, private company so it’s not too bad. I love my boss and the people I work with but the office life just isn’t for me anymore! I think it’s time to move on..hmmm big changes coming soon?
I won’t spoil the surprise of what’s next but will say I am SO stoked for you! Life is always a little uneasy when we take risks- sometimes the risk is worth the reward. I know you have the ambition and strength to reach that reward. BUT let’s continue…
And what’s your real passion and what motivates you…
-Sooo I am also an (until further notice) part time online health and fitness coach! It is the best! Gosh, I swear I have been trying to figure out my passion forever, so now that I finally have it’s so exciting and scary all at once. I LOVE growth, and shedding love, and inspiring women to be the best that they can be everyday. It seriously is the best feeling. That energy is what motivates me, for sure.
image3I’m going to interrupt and say that I’ve seen coaches online and watched almost religiously with a lot of groups, but Megan is legit. I think my favorite part of your posts is how honest they actually are. Like today wasn’t a perfect day and it was hard but here’s what I’m going to do about it.
What’s the hardest part of your job?
My day job-Focusing. I’ve gotten to a place where is so routine, my mind tends to wander. Especially now that coaching has entered my life because it is ALL I think about!
Coaching-Trying to help people understand the incredible value in what I have to offer. I get so sad when I am not able to help someone. But, of course, I can’t let it drag me down..This is something I’m learning to overcome, but it’s definitely challenging!
Your favorite part about it?
My Day Job- The people I work with.
Coaching-Ummm, pretty much everything! I get to workout| Experiment with new healthy recipes| Meet new people (such as your beautiful self Cass!)| Inspire/be inspired| HELP people..I am encouraged to practice personal development everyday, and to challenge myself. It’s just an incredible feeling.
You’re going to have to help me get to that point about getting excited to work out. Seriously tho. And seriously, how do you look that cute working out.
How do you relax?
-That’s a great question because I think it changes depending on my state of mind. I love just lounging with some tea (or hot chocolate..my weakness) and listening to acoustic rock/blues or anything hippie-esque. Haha. I also love hiking..and I’ve just recently SLOWLY started to enjoy yoga. That one will take awhile to adjust to..
Yoga is a rough one for me too. It seems almost impossible to turn my brain off.
If you could tell your younger self one piece of advice?
-Honestly? To listen to my gut and appreciate my sensitivity to the energies around me. Because my intuition is pretty much always right, and I NEVER listened to it until recently.
What is that saying? Do your squats, Eat your vegetables, wear red lipstick, and don’t let boys be mean to you..
Are you reading anything right now?
Adventures for your Soul by Shannon Kaiser, which is basically a “How To” on learning to shift happiness hindering habits and finding your joy route. It is AMAZING. I tell everyone I can’t get through but the first 7 chapters before I start over because I just want to keep taking notes!
Next will either be “The Slight Edge” or something regarding empathic entrepreneurs..
And your current jam?-Do Podcasts count? Haha..
For real though, I love anything soulful. Allen Stone is one of my favorite artists. NeedtoBreathe, as well. I was also just introduced to The Strumbellas who are incredible and a lot of their songs are super uplifting!
Alright I’m going to throw in some bonus questions because we have both watched each other go on a journey, in and outside of relationships.
What’s a piece of advice you would give to a single girl and one in a relationship?
Ohhh my gosh so much advice! Haha. Single girls-If you aren’t chasing a dream you had when you were a little kid that followed you into adulthood, you better get on it because it is your calling! Or even if it wasn’t necessarily a dream but a really strong passionate FEELING about something. Believe me, I’m 30 and just FINALLY figuring this out! My passion has always been wanting to help others feel accepted. AND, if you are in the dating scene..and you ever feel ANY kind of desperation towards a relationship or guy you are crushing on, walk away.
Both single and taken ladies- Relationships, whether they be romantic or otherwise, will never be healthy if there is any measure of desperation involved. When you feel at peace, when you can focus on your dreams on your time, and the relationship only when it’s necessary..when you are both working in a growth mindset (ideally at a measurably similar pace) that’s when you have something good going. Hold onto that..but NEVER try to fix anyone.
I couldn’t have said it any better my dear!
When was the turning point you realized this was a lifestyle and not just a fad?
Coaching? Hmmm..I would say probably right at the beginning. I had been following my upline coach for over a year, so I knew what I was getting into. I also don’t make decisions like that very often so when I do it’s usually because I know in my heart it’s the right path. It started getting real when I started seeing the impact I was actually making on people..Women getting real results, and random people messaging me and telling me that a post I had made that day really helped them out..I’ve had lots of emotional moments
What’s the best way to get a hold of you/talk to you about or try your services?
-The best way to reach me is through Facebook on my business page
–> Sacred Self Health and Fitness←
Or instagram Meghan_Fit.Well. There is a direct link there that will take you to my online health/fitness bootcamp questionnaire, or you can go ahead and message me in either platform!