About Megan

About Megan

Hey everybody! My name is Megan, and I’m a 28 year old fitness enthusiast and aspiring personal trainer. I’ve been active for the majority of my life, particularly in my younger years as an athlete. I continued athletics into college as a member of the softball team, and never really had to stop and consciously think about working out, eating right, etc. Once my playing days were over, it took about three years of minimal activity and a LOT of eating to get to a point where I was simply uncomfortable in my own body. I was a bridesmaid in my college roommate’s wedding in August of 2011, and it was an eye opening experience. I had to order a dress size that I didn’t even know existed, and when it came in, it was already too tight. The Monday after the wedding, I signed up for personal
training and nutrition counseling at a local gym, and thus began my fitness journey.

 

Now, this is not intended to be a ‘success story.’ I can’t sit here and tell you I made a change that fateful day in August 2011 and never looked back. Are you kidding? Of course I looked back — I’m human, and pizza, wings and beer were all back there! I had plenty of success in that initial 5-6 months. I lost 37 pounds and 44 inches, felt awesome, looked great — but I was also in grad school. Things were starting to get stressful, and I opted to deal with that stress via Taco Bell and Leinenkugel’s, thus gaining back 30 of the pounds I’d lost. Don’t worry though! I had another ‘fateful day’ in October of 2013, and again in January 2015. I’m currently in a great groove of working out, preparing my clean meals ahead of time, and having great success.

 

When I’m not soaking in as much fitness and nutrition information as possible, I’m also a full time school psychologist. I have a B.A. in Psychology, in addition to Masters and Education Specialist degrees in School Psychology. I’ve always been fascinated by behavior and why people do the things they do. It’s especially interesting, and sometimes difficult, to take a look in the mirror and analyze my own behavior, particularly as it relates to my fitness journey. I have all of the tools – I know where to find workouts and nutrition information, I have two gym memberships, I enjoy and have experience lifting weights – so why does my fitness journey look like this?

 

Goals

In reflecting on my fitness journey, I’ve determined that the #1 barrier to my success has been a lack of focus on the psyche, and working to develop it as much as I do my muscles and metabolism. At a glance, it would seem odd that I struggle in this area considering the amount of training and experience I have in the field, particularly in understanding the various functions of behavior and how to modify it. In summary, I’ve discovered that my greatest struggle has been in an area where I also possess great strength and expertise. Going forward, I plan to utilize a number of psychologically targeted strategies that I expect to enhance my overall fitness journey. While exercise and nutrition are key pieces to any fitness plan, I truly believe that psyche development is one of the most important – and often the most ignored – in achieving success.

 

My goal in creating this site is to provide you with practical tools and information, along with a healthy dose of humor, that will help you take control of your own psyche development and ensure a more complete approach to your fitness journey. Ultimately, I plan to help you Maximize your potential, Conquer your fears and weaknesses and Prevail against all odds. I look forward to connecting with all of you along our journey to a lifetime of Total fitness!

 

Until Next Time…

Megan

Founder of MCP Total Fitness

18 Responses

  1. Sheila says:

    Looks good Megan, excited to read more!

  2. Cory says:

    Awesome site Megan! I find the image hilarious and true! lol

  3. Sugenthi says:

    Hi Megan,

    You have an awesome site. It was interesting to read and congratulations on how you have accomplished in losing weight.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Sugenthi

    • Megan Pulvermacher says:

      Thanks Sugenthi! It’s a work in progress, but I’m excited for all of the great content that’s coming! Thanks for stopping by :)

  4. Betty Wastlick says:

    Megan, I always enjoy hearing what you are up to and often ask your mom about where you are and what you are doing. You were a great student and was determined to achieve the task set before you. It is good to see you read your blog and the goals you are setting. May God bless you as you continue to reach out to others to help them achieve fitness and health in body and spirit.

    • Megan says:

      Thanks for stopping by Mrs. Wastlick, and of course, thank you for the kind words. I’m doing my best to get the most out of all this time, talent and treasure I’ve got on my hands 😉 Check in any time — lots of good content coming up! Hope to see you soon!

  5. Lu says:

    Living in a world of Leinenkugel’s & Tbell isn’t easy! Looking forward to following you.

  6. Emily says:

    You have it spot on, fitness is definitely a journey, with a lot of bumps. I am excited for your blog to help me reach my goals.

    • Megan says:

      A journey, indeed! If we’re anywhere close to as successful in fitness as we were with our Rube Goldberg machine, we’ll be killin it! Glad to have you along for the ride :)

  7. Erin Lack says:

    This is fantastic Meg! It’s great to hear how you have done over the years. Fitness and healthy eating have been a huge struggle for me, but I never really consider the psychology behind it. I just always thought “I can do this” and when I didn’t, “Eh that’s alright.” I am super excited for this site and to see what I can learn to help me make healthier decisions and possibly overcome the fitness limitations that I have.

    • Megan says:

      Thanks Erin! I can totally relate to the struggle – up-down-up-down-up-down…it’s maddening. It’d be so much easier to be playing basketball again and not have to think about it, right?? I certainly hope I can be of some help — if you EVER have any questions, or need some ideas — hit me up! E-mail, facebook…whatever — I’m here for ya!

  8. Laurie says:

    You have a knack of “keeping it real.” I love the way you write and I’m going to check out my badass self soon. Keep the posts coming. Encouraging! Funny!

  9. Barb says:

    Megan, You are inspiring, informative, andddddd entertaining. I just added Badass to my reading list!

    • Megan says:

      Thanks Kirls! I do my best, haha…you’ll love badass, I promise! Sure do miss swingin’ the bells with you and the gang :-/

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