Meg brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the show, presented with such humility and warmth. This episode is packed with God-centered advice on navigating the ups + downs of pregnancy, raising a family, pivoting life plans, navigating body image struggles, and so much more!
Meg Buchanan is a wife, mother of 2 with another on the way (due in April 2022!), and a group fitness instructor with a decade of experience. She is currently a stay-at-home mother to her boys along with being a fitness coach, lifestyle photographer, and birth doula in her free time. Most core to her identity, Meg is a follower of Christ, with immense gratitude for the way her passions allow her to serve others and glorify God in all that she does. She believes that God created all of us with a purpose of loving and serving Him and loving others. As Colossians 3:17 reads, “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”
3:36 Fun rapid fire questions
5:29 From Minnesota to Mississippi, undergraduate program to pursuing a PhD, finding the Lord, meeting her husband, and growing a family - Meg shares the beautiful journey God has taken her on through her 20s
9:30 Meg shares her testimony of rooting her identity in fitness, herself + things of this world to then finding Jesus
17:02 Transitioning from full-time career woman to full-time mom, Meg shares how God has shown her that He can be glorified in all things
22:28 Top pregnancy tips + resources from a doula (and mother of soon-to-be three)
Book: Made For This by Mary Halestine
Podcast: Evidence Based Birth
28:26 How her training in the gym translated to her birthing experience
32:43 Advice for surrendering body image struggles to the Lord
Book: Broken Bread by Tilly Dillehay
40:22 Some powerful scriptures to help you surrender your challenges to God
"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose."
43:43 How Meg’s personal experiences are helping her serve others - the power of sharing testimony
48:52 Where to connect with Meg
50:50 The morning routine that starts each of Meg’s days
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