Meg Boggs went from creating content exploring motherhood and self-love to stepping into her authentic self as an athlete. With the highly-anticipated launch of her first book, Fitness for Every Body: Strong, Confident, and Empowered at Any Size, Meg helps people worldwide to find their inner athlete.
This is her story!
In November of 2017, Megg Boggs started a blog to share her birth story with close friends and family.
She never imagined she would become an athlete, author, and highly sought-after Instagram influencer with hundreds of thousands of followers.
In the beginning, Meg wanted to set a good example for her daughter by learning to love and appreciate herself.
From sharing images of her exposed postpartum belly to speaking openly about her struggles with mental health, Meg quickly grew a loyal community.
In January of 2018, she started powerlifting and immediately felt like she had unlocked something within herself.
All over social media, major parenting sites displayed Meg’s images. And while that was exciting, she couldn’t believe how much traction her powerlifting content started receiving even though she felt uncomfortable sharing it at first.
She worked hard to move away from diet culture and break a life-long connection between fitness and weight loss. For Meg, dieting impacted her mental health.
Meg started noticing the traction her powerlifting content received and asked her community if they wanted to see more. To her great surprise, they did!
The more she shared, the more her community grew.
Unfortunately, she also found her content stolen by people using her body to sell weight-loss products. Meg also couldn’t escape from countless fat-shaming comments and private messages.
To this day, she looks out for her mental wellness by journaling and taking short breaks from social media as needed.
In January of 2020, Meg attended an event Under Armor put on for athletes and influencers.
Immediately, Meg noticed she was the only plus size athlete. Yet, she decided to go all-in and give the experience her everything.
Thankfully, everyone made her feel like she belonged here, and Meg made wonderful connections. Not only that, she spoke up about the lack in plus size clothing options, and Under Armor listened.
That experience changed her! Meg returned home and added athlete to her bio.
A few months later, she started writing her book, Fitness for Every Body: Strong, Confident, and Empowered at Any Size.
Listen below as Meg Boggs shares her story and great inspiration!
Recording & Show Notes: Plus Mommy Podcast Episode 139
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Resources Mentioned On The Show:
- Connect with Meg Boggs via Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and her website.
- Pick up a copy of Meg’s book – Fitness for Every Body
- Listen to our first podcast episode with Meg as she shares her pregnancy and birth story – This Is Postpartum With Meg Boggs
Meg Boggs is an author, athlete, mother, and self-empowerment advocate. From mental health to fitness inclusivity promoted alongside body-positive imagery, Meg continues to spark discourse about fat bodies and the experiences of plus size women. Meg has been celebrated by CNN, The View, Good Morning America, People, Health Magazine, Shape, and PopSugar. Her debut book, Fitness for Every Body: Strong, Confident, and Empowered at Any Size is out 4/27/2021.
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