I love motivating people to their goals through constant encouragement and positivity. Everyday, I get stronger in that fight against my own demons, and that negative voice inside my head gets quieter. I want to help you do the same! To get you through your obstacles and into your accomplishments. Physical training is a great way to become successful. When we advance ourselves physically, the rest of our lives then want to come along and join the party. So, if you want to lose weight, gain weight, learn how to eat healthier, learn how to grocery shop, get stronger or just want to be a better version of yourself all around, M_pire is exactly the community that you should be a part of!
My WHY is what keeps me going. It is what keeps me driven and striving for more. My WHY is exactly why I decided to start M_pire, so that I can share my story, my strengths, my weaknesses and my passion with any and everybody who has lost their WHY or has yet to discover it!
This is my WHY! This is why i wake up and put my two feet on the ground:
-To inspire other to achieve their dreams and accomplish their goals
-To FEEL 100% confident with my body
-To provide hope to those that I meet
-To be the strongest that I can be
BECAUSE I CAN!
Being in my mid twenties, I decided that I was not going to work for someone else’s dream, but I was going to put my everything into my own. My dream is to make this world a happier, healthier and more honest place. I believe in kindness. I believe in people. I believe in myself. I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Food and Nutrition with a concentration in Exercise Science at the University of Cincinnati. Through this degree, I learned how and why to properly nourish the body. However, I began my college education in business school. I knew that I wanted to have my own business, but I was uncertin about the direction that I wanted to take. So, I changed paths by asking myself, “Honestly, what do I enjoy doing? What brings me joy?” The answer was clear. Being healthy and happy, which is what I have done my best to do since that day.
I strive to be the strongest I can be by challenging myself in Powerlifting, Crossfit, boxing, marathons, tough mudders, and one day I will compete in an Ironman. I constantly change up the challenge and broaden my horizons in order to keep myself learning and growing. I truly enjoy the way it feels to push my limits and evolve. I constantly have a book I’m reading to fuel my brain with knowledge and positivity. I do my absolute best to harbour mental and emotional strength and believe that the weakest moments are preparation for the strongest.
I have not always had the drive and the confidence that I have today however. I know what it is like to feel hopeless. I know how it feels to be stuck. Trapped by just wishing for what I wanted rather than working for it. Especially with food. Boy, if anyone who knows me, they know that I LOVE to eat! I was a binge eater since birth. Seriously, my mother called the doctor and the conversation went something like this, “Doc, Megan is eating twice as much and twice as often as her two siblings!” The doctor instructed her to feed me if I was hungry. I continue to have an aggressively high appetite which led to me being an overweight child. This eventually evolved into “body shaming” at an unfortunately young age which I allowed to consume me for far too long. Even when I reached a healthy weight in high school i still saw the chubby 11 year old starring at me in the mirror. To this very day, I still battle those demons.
Swim team was the catalyst for my love for exercise, it was hard work but a very efficent calorie burn. I joined at age 11 and immeditaely dropped weight. I fell in love with exercise when I felt confidence it gave me. I remember feeling body confident for the first time when I was 18 years old, on senior year spring break. I worked diligently for a month straight so that I could finally be confident enough to have my picture taken in my bathing suit. On that trip, I felt alive. Unfortunately, I achieved this new found confidence in an unhealthy manner by eating very little and exercising alot. This is what it feels like to have confidence in myself? WOW! It only took 18 years to feel it. And since that day, I continue to do my best to feel that confidence. Now however I strive to cultivate this confidence by sustainable healthy practices and self love. I find that when I am physically active and nourishing my body properly, it comes much more natural to love myself. I know that I am doing good for my body, mind and soul.
As I have already mentioned, I love to eat and to cook. I come up with creative concoctions that satisfy my taste and hunger, but also my desire to be healthy! I attended the Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State and learned about all different types of foods and ways to prepare them (both healthy and unhealthy). I tend to keep it on the healthier side but definitely enjoy indulgences. I do not believe in depriving ourselves from things we love, just having a healthy relationship with those things.
I have been on my personal healthy, happy and honest journey for about 6 years. Four years later in 2015 I created M_pire. I always wanted something that would highlight my initials MMM. M_pire was perfect! A sanctuary of strength! Where we all come together to help each other become stronger with support and encouragement. M_pire is more than just a one on one session between coach and client. It is a partnership; a friendship. M_pire is a community of men and women who come from many different backgrounds, but share one big, exciting, life changing goal; to be a stronger, better version of themselves than they were yesterday.