meganyelaney-1521656691476There’s always a bit of awkward on the way to making things pretty – whether it’s a business or your booty. Megan is a 6 figure business owner between the health and fitness network marketing company she’s associated with, as well as her one-on-one coaching program, and courses. She works with female entrepreneurs both privately and as part of the Influencer Academy program (run by social media influencer, Amanda Bucci). She focuses on strengthening their money mindset, helps them utilize online marketing systems such as setting up email lists, running free challenges that convert into paying clients, and Pinterest strategy to attract more qualified leads. She absolutely loves coaching female entrepreneurs and seeing their success and growth is one of the most gratifying parts of her job. She’s here to help you have FUN and DESTRESS while building your business…it is possible 🙂

Tell me a little about yourself and your background?

See bio above! And you could add: I got started in health and fitness back in 2011 when I did my first at home workout program, saw amazing results, and got hooked to the feeling. It totally changed my relationship with food and made me realize I could (and should) eat more to make the changes I wanted to make in my body and most importantly, my mindset.

What aspect of fitness do you enjoy the most?

The aspect of accomplishing hard things. Setting a goal, and proving to yourself that you can stick to it and see it through to the end. It’s not about looking a certain way, or having shredded abs, or any of that anymore to me. Last year I did a 91 day program that was the “strictest” program I’ve ever been on (but I was eating 2,000 calories a day so it didn’t feel “restrictive”) and my motivation to get through it following it “to a T” was purely to prove to myself that I could. That sense of accomplishment felt freakin’ amazing…and the physical results were pretty great too!

How long have you been into fitness?

Since college in 2009 (aka just running on the treadmill), but seriously since 2011/2012!

How did you get into fitness?

I started in college at my gym at San Diego State University, but only thought of exercise as punishment. I had a restrict/binge cycle going on with food during college and running forever (I hate running by the way) was my way to stay in check and undo all of the damage I did the weekend before. Once I graduated, moved, and found an at-home workout program that taught me how to eat, and lift weights, I fell in love. I became addicted to fueling my body the right way and doing workouts that empowered me. I no longer thought of exercise as punishment and to this day it is my ME time and a non-negotiable.

What was a turning point for you to take it seriously?

There was a point in college where I was SO sick of the binge/restrict cycle and sick of RUNNING that I said enough is enough, this has to end, and there has to be another way.  Once I realized there was, I dove in, and never looked back. During the next few years, I also found flexible dieting and intermittent fasting which took my health to a whole new level, making my relationship with food better than ever, and really inspiring me to create my online business.

How has fitness impacted your life?

It’s almost impossible to imagine my life without fitness.  It sparked a new purpose for me and launched a whole new career for me that I never thought would be possible. I became an online health and fitness coach with Beachbody, rising to the top .01% of the company 2 years in a row, and since starting my own 1 on 1 coaching programs and business coaching on the side.  It’s been so fulfilling to help other women get out of the rut I was in and focus on truly developing their mindset and making health and weight-loss FUN again.

What words of advice or encouragement would you like to give to someone who is just starting out or would like to start but doesn’t know where to begin?

BABY STEPS + HAVE FREAKIN FUN!! Don’t try and do IT ALL at once. Start implementing one healthy habit. Once it becomes a habit, move onto the next thing. Before you know it you’ll have water, workouts, nutrition, mindset development all part of your daily routine, and it will become so habitual that even on the days you’re not motivated (which will happen often) you’ll still show up and do it anyway. And have FUN. Do workouts that you enjoy, eat food you love, read books you love. Life is too short to force yourself to do workouts you hate just because everyone else is doing it or eat food you think is super bland just because it’s “healthy.” You CAN have fun on your weight-loss journey and that’s exactly what I help my clients do

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