Accomplishing Goals

Hi friends!  Not much new here on the home front as I’ve been busting it in the gym and with other commitments.  If you’ve been following along on my fitness journey, I just posted a Bikini Contest Prep- 4 Weeks Out Recap.  I “resolved” at the New Year to get in shape.  I had gained extra weight and wasn’t happy in my skin, and was tired of feeling slow and heavy.  I needed to get my groove and energy back.  Three months later, at age 39, I was preparing for a bikini fitness competition (a very old “bucket-list” item of mine).  Now, in June, I’m really seeing results and am so thankful that I started when I did.  This has been a half-year commitment to myself that I’m very proud of.  It takes a lot of physical effort and dedication (and support from family and friends) to work toward something like this.  I’m super excited to be turning this forgotten goal into a reality in just 4 weeks!

If you have “old” dreams and goals, I invite you to reexamine them and to see if you can take one small step toward them today.  It might just be dreaming the dream again.  Or making a phone call or chatting with a friend about it.  Do some research, write down your goal.  Maybe tomorrow, you start making a plan.  Before you know it, you’re executing your plan and you’re one step closer to achieving a goal that you might have never thought possible.  The book Eat That Frog! is a really motivating quick-read that can give you a boost by helping you outline the steps you need to reach your goal, then showing you how to work backwards by a certain date to achieve that goal.

Something that has always motivated me was knowing that the TIME was going to pass anyway.  It’s what you do in the meantime that matters.  

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Meet Megan

Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. This is so motivating, and just what I needed this morning:) Thank you, thank you! I have been following along on your bikini competition journey and have tried some of your workouts you've posted. Good luck!!

  2. Megan I think what you've done is incredible. I can't even begin to imagine the level of time, commitment and hard work this has been for you. And with a 4 year old! I'm lucky to sneak in a 30 minute workout around here. 🙂 Good luck with your contest. You look amazing!

  3. I have been following your healthy blog and I have to say I admire your dedication. So inspiring to see how hard work leads to results. What a great example you are to your son!

  4. Way to go, lady!!! I've been thinking about a bikini competition, but I just don't know if I could actually do it (the stage part, etc). I have been thinking about starting contest prep, without actually entering a contest! lol.

    Alycia//Crazily Normal I'd love for you to come check me out! I always love new blogging friends!

  5. Wow, you are doing great! You look fantastic! You are a real inspiration. This week I started eating a diet similar to yours and Jamie's. I did Dr. Oz's two week detox and that that went real well. So I'm going to keep going. Getting cardio in and using my Total Gym.

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