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March Member of the Month Spotlight – Maygan Shannon

March Member of the Month

March Member of the Month – Maygan Shannon

 

 

The Forever Fit SCV Member of the Month for March is Maygan Shannon!  Maygan has made some awesome progress during her time with Forever Fit SCV, which hasn’t always been easy while raising two beautiful boys.  But she has constantly made fitness a priority in her life and even incorporated her family into her exercise routine.

 

I was able to ask Maygan some questions and find out how she has been so successful while juggling a growing family at home.  Here’s what she had to say!

 

Craig: Why did you start training at Forever Fit SCV?

Maygan:  I always saw Craig working out on our block. I finally got tired of just watching and was ready to lose the baby weight from my second pregnancy. I went with Forever Fit over other training centers because I felt like Craig was more interested in my overall health and wellbeing  rather than just making a profit from me being a client or helping me “reach a size 2”.

 

Craig: What has made you so successful at Forever Fit SCV?

Maygan: The group support has been a huge factor. Craig has amazing clients all around so it’s easy to become friends with many people in a short amount of time. We all reach out and support each other, motivate one another, and keep pushing to the next limit. Another thing that has helped so much has been Craig’s ability to think outside the box. Not everyone responds the same to fitness and I like that he will help adjust programs to meet my needs at that time.

 

Craig: What is the biggest obstacle you have had to overcome during your fitness transformation?

Maygan: Honestly, I’m an “emotional eater”. I always have been. I just love food. Before having babies I could eat as much as I wanted and it didn’t effect me. After the kids, not so much.  It’s very easy to “know” that you aren’t supposed to eat more than you burn, and to make healthy choices, but to actually DO that can be harder sometimes. I had to learn better will power and create my own system for rewards that didn’t involve food.

 

Maygan at the Dirty Girl Mud Run

Maygan at the Dirty Girl Mud Run

Craig: What advice would you offer to others who are just starting out on their fitness journey or have hit a road block?

Maygan: I would offer two bits of advice: The first is to ask for help when you need it. If something isn’t working for you and you have given it a fair shot, ask for help on brain storming. Ask for help to get creative in foods, work out, how to fit it in, etc. Just don’t be afraid to speak up. We can’t all do this alone and shouldn’t have to, even if we could. The second, is to not give up or give in. It takes time, we all have things that come up, life happens. But YOU deserve to be healthy and happy. When you give up on your fitness, you are giving up on yourself also.

 

Craig: What drives you to ‘KEEP MAKIN’ CHANGES’?

Maygan: There are two things that drive me to keep at it. The first is that I want to be healthy. I like how I feel when I am making good choices. I like waking up in the morning feeling like I can own the day. When I train and take care of myself physically I’m mentally and emotionally better also. My relationships with the people I care most about are also better. And the second is pretty vein, but I’ll claim it. I like to look good. J

 

Maygan gave some great insight into what made her successful up to this point and how she overcame some of her biggest obstacles!  Be sure to congratulate her when you see her and learn as much as you can from her.

 

Way to go Maygan!