The Strong Mommas Podcast show

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!


 85. Proper Goal Setting & Creating Realistic Expectations in the New Year | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:08

Just hold on a moment before you go organize your entire pantry, start a juice cleanse, or sign up for the extreme spinning class. Before you go bounding into the new year with amped up motivation, be wise and listen to this first! I want you to make sure that you are moving forward into the new year with wisdom and strategy. Learn how to create better goals and set realistic expectations that you can actually achieve!

 84. Wrapping up an epic year and looking forward to strong, mighty, and powerful things to come! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:33

This year was epic on so many levels. Some of the worst things happened in 2020, while at the same time, some of THE BEST things happened. Which is a testimony to how God is with us through every season of life! On this episode, Scott and I are reflecting back over the year and looking forward to some BIG things to come in the new year.

 Leaving a Legacy: Teaching your kids how to embrace their God-given bodies! [Ep. 83] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:36

You want to set your kids up for success, especially with how they feel and what they believe about their bodies. If you could help spare them years of thinking their body isn’t good enough, wouldn’t you want to do that? In a culture that’s obsessed with changing and “improving” our bodies, let’s help our kids believe differently. On today’s episode, we’re talking about how you can teach your kids how to embrace (and ultimately care for!) their God-given body

 Leaving a Legacy: Teaching your kids good nutrition habits with special guest, Jen Brazeal! [Ep. 82] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:40

Every family has one: a picky eater that makes meal times miserable. It’s tempting to just give them what they’ll eat, but you also want to set them up for success! You want to teach your kids good, healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime. Today, I’m interviewing Jen Brazeal, a fellow mom with some mad skillz with kids in the kitchen. She and I talk about some tricks and strategies that work wonders for encouraging your kids to be less picky, and eat healthier.

 Leaving a Legacy: Teaching your kids good exercise habits to last a lifetime [Ep. 81] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:55

What was exercise like for you as a kid? Was it modeled well in your home? Or did you have to relearn and figure out healthy exercise habits when you became an adult? Regardless of your own experience growing up, I want to help you pave the way for your own kids so they can have a healthy relationship with exercise for the rest of their life. If you’re longing to have a healthy, fitness-focused home environment, this is the episode for you!!

 Common Mom-Injuries: Carpal tunnel, “mom-thumb”, tennis elbow and more with Halcyon McCollum, COTA [Ep. 80] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:08

I know it sounds funny, but does your thumb hurt a lot? Oh, let me tell you, that “mom thumb” pain is certainly NOT funny! Nor is carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, or other aches and pains that we get in our hand, wrist, and elbow. Today, I’m interviewing Halcyon McCollum, a Certified Occupational Therapist that specializes in hand, wrist and elbow injuries. Let’s get to the bottom of your pain and find you some relief!

 Common Mom-Injuries! Sciatica, SI joint pain, low back pain and more with Jocelyn Bohnet, MPT [Ep. 79] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:52

Have you been battling aches and pains in your hips and low back? You do not have to JUST DEAL with it, momma!! Whether it’s sciatica, SI joint pain, piriformis syndrome or generalized low back pain, there’s a solution to help you feel so much better. Today I’m chatting with Jocelyn Bohnet, a mom-therapist that specializes in pelvic pain and dysfunction. If you’ve been ignoring your hip and back pain for a while, no more! This episode will point you in the right direction for finding relief!

 Common Mom-Injuries: Plantar fasciitis, kneecap and IT Band pain, and more lower body injuries with Jennifer Penrose, DPT [Ep. 78] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:56

Do your knees hurt a lot? Or maybe you have foot pain, like Plantar Fasciitis? Or is it IT Band syndrome...that horrible stabbing on the outside of your knee? Momma, you do NOT need to suffer through this stuff! Today, I have the opportunity to interview Jennifer Penrose, a Doctor of Physical Therapy that literally wrote the book on common running injuries...everything from foot, ankle, shin, knee and hip pain.

 Overcoming Guilt and Body Shame - Part Two [Ep. 77] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:05

Because body shame and self-loathing is so universal, the recent “Body Positive” movement is trying to make us feel better about our bodies. But sadly, there are some major flaws with this movement. Today, let’s imagine what it would be like if you started treating your body with love, compassion, and gentleness. And I’ll share why this change of heart about your body cannot come from more self-love or self-esteem.

 Overcoming Guilt and Body Shame - Part One [Ep. 76] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:32

I know what it feels like to deeply hate my body…to look in the mirror and not be able to see a single thing that I like. Body shame, guilt, and self-loathing. As women, these feelings are second nature. Today, I’m sharing my own story of bulimia, anorexia athletica, and the war I fought with my body for years. More importantly, I share how I overcame those things.

 Struggling with shame, guilt and a trapped heart as a professional overeater [Ep. 75] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:36

Do you ever feel like shame and guilt are your only motivators? Are you on a miserable loop of overeating, insecurity and guilt? If so, you’re definitely NOT alone, and there is hope for you! On today’s episode, I have the opportunity to chat with Heather Zavala, a fellow mom that considered herself a “professional overeater”. She was always looking for the loopholes in every diet, and was trapped in a struggle with food. After dieting for nearly 35 years, Heather is finally enjoying food and her bo

 Weight Loss Done Right: How Your Hormones Affect Your Progress! [Ep. 74] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:30

The cells in your body communicate using hormones, and when they’re all synced up properly, things work great! But sometimes there are communication breakdowns with some critical metabolism hormones. On this episode, we’re going to take a broad look at the main hormones responsible for metabolic drive; mild/moderate hypothyroidism; hormones that create ravenous hunger; cortisol, progesterone, and estrogen; and hat you can do about uncooperative hormones.

 Weight Loss Done Right - Nutrition that gets results! [Ep. 73] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:19

This is it...the episode you’ve been waiting for! If you’ve been on a quest to lose weight, specifically body fat, and need clear and simple food guidance that will help, look no further. I’m going to teach you how to eat smart and avoid dieting, but still see real progress. We’re going to look at the simple eating habits that you can start today; the mind-game strategies that trick you into consistency; and how to “habit stack” for steady progress.

 Weight Loss Done Right: Workouts that get results! [Ep. 72] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:55

Weight loss. It’s such a tricky topic, especially when everyone has different opinions on how to make it happen. On this episode, I’m going to teach you how to workout smart so that you actually get results. We’re going to look at: cardio vs. interval training vs. resistance training (which works best?); best weekly routine for weight loss results; the daily practice that makes a difference; and how to not burn out or get injured. If you’re on a quest to lose some weight; you NEED this episode!

 Weight Loss Done Right: Setting the stage with the BEST mindset and perspective! [Ep. 71] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:25

NEW SERIES! Weight loss. It’s an age-old topic, and many skip straight over the most important part…having the right mindset and perspective for the journey. Without it, you’ll succumb to obsession, discouragement, inconsistency, and slavery to the scale. If you need to lose weight, I want to teach you how to do it the right way - without selling your soul in the process. If you’re on a quest to lose some weight and get healthier, you NEED this episode to keep your heart grounded!


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