The Strong Mommas Podcast
Summary: Megan Dahlman, a trainer, nutrition coach, and Christian mom, is changing the conversation about fitness and nutrition. In a culture that's obsessed with "gym-selfies", this podcast will be a breath of fresh air! The Strong Mommas Podcast is for Christian moms that want to be equipped with practical ways to eat right and stay fit while still keeping your focus on Jesus. As Megan shares her wisdom, you will learn, grow, and feel inspired to become a strong momma!
Oh, the bathroom scale. There are countless of us women that are weighing ourselves daily and have been for years. But sadly, it's not just for an objective source of data. In this episode, we're discussing the details of everything it's measuring and exploring other methods of assessment and measurement. But we're also going to dig deep into our hearts as women to reveal what this bathroom platform does to us, our body image, our identity, and our worthiness.
Are you a stressed out mom? Are you constantly overwhelmed? If so, I bet you try to "power through", refusing to let stress hold you back. But pretty soon you're not sleeping well, your willpower is tapped out, you're eating horribly, and you're turning into a terrible parent and spouse. And where is all this extra weight coming from? If you desire to be strong, healthy, maintain a good body composition, and feel your absolute best, it's nearly impossible if you don't manage your stress well.
I'm chatting with Jocelyn Bohnet today, a women's health physical therapist that specializes in all things pelvic floor health: urinary and fecal incontinence, pain with intercourse, pelvic organ prolapse, tearing during delivery, running postpartum, and other pelvic issues. Stick in your headphones for this one...we get personal!
How do we find contentment and love in our postpartum bodies? "Postpartum" often makes us think of a body that’s broken...a body that feels weak, squishy, misshapen, and mangled. Megan Dahlman chats with you about our perpetual quest for the body we once had...a body before all the scars. Much of what we hear with "postpartum fitness" is aimed at erasing all of the evidence that pregnancy every happened. It's as if our bodies aren't valuable or lovely until we remove all the scars and signs of pregnancy
How do we break free from the diet roller-coaster and become an intuitively healthy eater? When we diet, we have to follow rules and restrictions that tend to bind us up and strip away our freedom to make decisions on our own. Most of us crave freedom from a life of dieting...the on-again-off-again rollercoaster of eating perfectly one minute, completely a mess the next. We're left feeling disoriented, defeated and frustrated with our bodies. Let's change this!
"Just getting started is so overwhelming!"..."I know I really should get my act together."..."Every time I start something I end up giving up soon after!" If you've ever said any of these things, this episode is for you! Megan Dahlman has spent years helping her clients get the ball rolling with a fitness and nutrition routine, so she knows what works and what doesn't work when you're just beginning, and how to stay on track after you get started!
What would it look like if we experienced our bodies the way God intended us to all along? Sadly, the fitness and nutrition industry is saturated with vanity. Most diet and exercise programs are geared toward just helping you look great and sexy, and so many of us, especially those of us that follow Jesus, are left confused. We want to be strong and healthy and good stewards of our bodies, but we're also feeling the tug of "looking great". How do we navigate this?
Is eating healthy just about weight loss? Do you feel like food is your enemy? And why on earth have we made nutrition so complicated?? In the 3rd episode of the Strong Mommas Intro Series, Megan talks about our damaged outlook on food that has been perpetuated by the "diet culture". Many of us feel like we've been tossed around from one diet to another, not knowing what healthy eating truly looks like anymore. Let's remove the burden of eating, and learn to enjoy food again!
Do you love or loathe exercise? Do you know if your training methods are the best? And why should we even exercise? In this second intro-episode to the Strong Mommas podcast, Megan Dahlman discusses her approach to exercise and her philosophy on training. Learn more about the Proverbs 31 woman that was strong and not afraid of aging, and what 6 things should every workout routine have? You'll be inspired to train well and have a much clearer understanding of what your workout routine should look like.
Hey, I'm Megan Dahlman, and welcome to the very first episode of the Strong Mommas Podcast! This show is all about practical fitness and healthy eating tips, motivational strategies, and Biblical inspiration to pursue a strong and healthy body for all the right reasons. My hope with this podcast is for you to feel inspired and equipped to take care of your body the best that you can...and that you leave feeling like a stronger and more encouraged mom than when it started.