OKON VIP SPOTLIGHT
We all start some where, and at the beginning of every transformation, there is a story of how they got there.
Megan’s Journey to the Stage
I’ve always wanted to pursue bodybuilding. Generally speaking, I’ve always been fairly fit, but I wanted to push my body to limits that I never knew I had, and dedicate myself entirely to the process…
What made you want to do a Figure competition?
One of my favorite parts of my body are my legs. I love the mass of my legs and the strength. I was fairly uneducated about the different physique classes in bodybuilding, but I thought Figure would be obtainable for me, from what I knew. Figure was my goal!
What have been the biggest obstacles getting started?
The BIGGEST obstacle for me is diet. My workouts are “easy” because it’s now a habit, and has been for years. It’s part of my daily routine. But mentally differentiating between feeling hungry, and cravings, is a hard challenge. It’s essentially reprogramming your whole metabolism, and learning to eat for fuel and not just solely taste.
Why did you choose to work with Angie Marie as your coach?
I chose Angie Marie because I respected her drive, ambition and discipline. I knew that she had the knowledge that I needed, and lacked, and would be able to hold me accountable for all aspects of the process. Not only that, but we’re friends, so I knew on an emotional level, I could count on her as well.
Being 12 weeks away from your first Figure show, what do you feel you are most afraid of?
I’m not scared of anything.
I am already mentally committed to the process. The biggest obstacle will continue to be to stay committed to the diet. I look forward to the challenge, and seeing where I can take my body.
What is some advice you have for someone who is just getting started?
My advice is to just take it a day at a time. Mentally, you have to decide for yourself you want to change your life. Whether it’s diet, fitness, or both, make the decision and just START. Don’t push it off to tomorrow, just do it in the now. Once you start and see progress, it’ll only become easier.
Do you have any mottos or sayings that you live by everyday?
Some sayings that I live by, are sayings Angie told me. I repeat them to myself, to mentally stay on the same path.
“Don’t let temporary cravings affect long term goals.”
“I can…and I will.”
“Are you hungry, or are they cravings?”
Her last quote that helped to get me started was:
“The body will achieve what the mind believes. If you can’t get to point A then we aren’t going to get to point B.”
Just believe in yourself, and you can do anything.