Today I’m talking with Meg Yvonne, former banker turned personal trainer. Meg and I are talking about our pursuit of living a healthy lifestyle through fitness and nutrition. Meg addresses how easy it is for us to become burnt out and give up when we approach fitness and nutrition with an “all or nothing” mindset. She then gives her tips and tricks as to how we can pursue implementing a healthy lifestyle through small, progressive changes in our fitness and nutrition. If you’re struggled in the past with managing you health or you’re still figuring out how to accomplish that resolution of working out and eating better, tune in to my talk today with Meg Yvonne.
Meg fell in love with cross-fit during her season as a bank employee shortly after she moved to South Carolina from Maine. She was in search of a healthy lifestyle and a community and her cross-fit gym gave her both. Meg eventually decided to see if she could leave the banking industry jump into personal training full time in order to help others find the same joy in pursuing health and fitness that she had.
Meg initially started out on her own as a solo trainer and owner of Meg Yvonne Fitness. Since then she has transitioned to Counter Culture Coaching and hired a second trainer. Together they offer training for general fitness and for athletes and they work with clients in person and through online coaching. They offer physical fitness training and nutrition coaching to help their clients establish an all-around healthy lifestyle. Meg’s goal is to help people fit healthy and fitness in their current life in a way that doesn’t stress them out.
MEG’S ENCOURAGEMENT FOR US AS WE PURSUE HEALTH & FITNESS:
We often try to jump into fitness by going really hard right away and trying to work out every day or twice and day and by completely overhauling our nutrition choices. Meg says that she sees a lot of people get burnt out very quickly when they do this. She advises, rather, for us to make one small change at a time, and to allow the success in that change to spur us on to make more healthy choices because we feel good accomplishing that goal.
Meg also recommends having an accountability partner. It can be really hard to establish healthy habits when you’re surrounded by other people who might not be doing the same thing. It’s easier to stay on track when you go out to eat, or when you’re at an event, or even at the family dinner table when you have someone supporting you and even participating with you.
If you find yourself stuck when you go to the grocery store, unsure of what you should be eating, Meg says the easiest approach is to shop the perimeter of the grocery store. It’s where the fresh produce and other fresh products are and the more of that type of food you eat, the more your tastes and cravings will change.
MEG’S ENCOURAGEMENT FOR US AS WE PURSUE ABUNDANCE:
For Meg, abundance is getting to see her clients to something they never thought they could do. She loves to focus on those moments and is passionate about helping others do the same.
GETTING TO KNOW MEG:
Q: What’s your favorite coffee drink?
A: Cappuccino for sure!
Q: Have you lived in South Carolina for your whole life?
A: No, actually just three years. I was in Maine before that. We moved away to get out of the cold weather.
Q: What is your favorite coffee drink?
A: Greece. It’s just next on my list, but I really want to travel everywhere.
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