4.14.2015

I have big thighs, I can not lie.


 A couple days ago I was struggling with how to explain gossiping to my six year old. We've already had many discussions on dealing with 'mean' girls, but after the girl in question wasn't invited to a birthday party and hearing some comments Madison made I became worried about the other girls feelings. I struggled with how to explain to her, in terms she would understand, that she was not to talk about the girl or the fact that she wasn't invited to the party with the other kids EVEN IF THEY WERE ALREADY TALKING ABOUT IT. Don't be part of the problem Madison, how would you feel if the other kids were talking about you and you found out? It's completely fine to not be this girls friend, but that doesn't make it ok to make her feel bad by saying mean things even if it's not to her face. 

Right? Does this sound like sane advice in this situation?
I wonder because at 34 years old I am still left feeling hurt when I'm gossiped about by other women.

A well meaning person sent me an message that she was concerned that someone on my private FB was not someone I would want on there, apparently a picture from a local race I was tagged in showed up on that stupid website and she thought they might have found it through my page.


Yeah, it's a unflattering picture for sure, in fact you can pretty much google any race I've ever done and they are ALL bad! What can I say, I'm not a pretty runner, I'm focusing on my speed rather than smiling or trying to cover up for a picture. In fact, I came in FIRST place in my age group on this race. Anyways, I've been nicknamed FlabbyMeg. Nice. 


I can't imagine why I'd be flabby, I only lost over 100 pounds.


At this point you'd think that mean comments about my body, parenting, food, and life in general would not affect me. Yet, I cried in my office at work yesterday. Of all the things I wish I could change about myself being sensitive to criticism is top of the list.



I need to channel my inner Beyonce and wake up flawless and unhurt by mean words.

I don't know why anyone is surprised by bloggers only posting pictures where they look amazing or skinny, when you have women who spend their free time gossiping about other peoples bodies and saying some really ugly things, wouldn't you only want to put your best foot forward?

I'm not even really sure why I'm sharing this, I know in my head that what other people say shouldn't matter, but it's a lesson I'm sure to keep instilling in my daughter for years to come. Don't be that girl, be proud of ALL your actions not just the ones others see. Women will never change, in fact they may be getting worse if anything, but I'm happy to say I surround myself by only the best ones. The good one lift you up, the good ones are not jealous of your success, and the good ones are not going to talk about you behind your back or computer screen. 



So I'm just gonna keep on taking my flabby butt to the gym, cause yeah, whatever I'm doing is working just fine for me.



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92 comments :

  1. You are amazing! I could have wrote the same post - some days the struggle is real & hard! Keeping being you - you fricken rock!

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  2. :-) As long as you feel good, that's all that matters.

    http://www.etonline.com/news/162666_pink_slams_her_weight_critics_on_twitter/

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  3. You are amazing! I am worried about the years to come and having to teach my kids life lessons. I remember school and it was not always fun. I think you gave great advice to her. Keep up the good work! You are my inspiration through my pregnancy right now and for after!

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  4. Megan, you are amazing!!! Maybe they have insecurities in their own lives, things they would like to change but don't have the drive that you do. So they flap their lips about you to deflect their own issues. You are such an inspiring woman, not just on a fitness aspect but your outlook on life, and the way you juggle motherhood, work, and everything else. Keep on keeping on xoxo

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  5. I think that picture is badass. You look confident and strong! Haters gonna hate ;-)

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  6. Megan, you are amazing. Thank you for sharing your heart. The mean girls need to be called out, as lovingly as possible. And the nice girls need to be encouraged to be kind, regardless of who your are dealing with. Thank you for teaching your daughter to be an example. Your kindheartedness, inspiration, creativity, and humor are what keep me on your blog/insta 'erryday. You rock. Know that your cheerleaders far outnumber and outsmart your haters.
    XOXO
    --Anna in SC

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  7. I so agree with your statement that why wouldn't bloggers/Instagram want their best foot forward? The wrong photo can make the thinnest person look chubby. Thick thighs does not equal "fat"--everyone's body constitution is different. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Um I think you look GREAT in that running pic. Determined, yes...but also kick @$$! Forget them and keep doing what you're doing.

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  9. My heart is broken not only for you but maybe even more so for the individual looking for their own self worth by trying to cut an amazing woman down. It's a sad life one lives when trying to take something away from someone else in an effort to mask their own shortcomings. There are a slew of women who are inspired by you, motivated by you, and just downright love you and your family, having never even met you. I can't say not to let it bother you, because that's a human response, but I can say that things like this are proof that what you're doing is working and you have something someone wants. The person in question is to be pitied, where as you stand tall as a strong and inspirational woman. Keeping doing you, bb!

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  10. Why do people have to be so hard on others? I truly enjoy reading your blog, seeing your IG/FB posts. Sure you put your stuff out there and everyone has their own opinions but what ever happened to the saying "if you have nothing nice to say than say nothing"? I think you're an inspiration as a mom, wife and in the fitness world...and you share it all. Screw the haters, keep on keeping on!

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  11. If you are referring to that STUPID website I once saw, try not to be hurt. My GOD these WOMEN spend their free time being mean!! WTF is wrong with them?! I mean seriously, there has to be something really really wrong with them, their background, their parents, their life to put that much time and effort into hurting someone. I mean it is just SO CHILDISH. I can't believe they all gather there to be mean, its just...I can't even fathom. Its so dumb. OF COURSE they are going to find a bad pic, I mean they must really really hate themselves and were told by their Mom and BFF on the daily growing up how fat and ugly they are. How else can an ADULT have that much desire to gossip on the internet?!? WHO HAS THAT TIME?!!?! Its gross.

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    1. ...read this comment back to yourself. You are basically doing the same thing right here, that you say is "gross" when others do it. And for the record, men say negative things about other men, people don't make that out to be a huge issue. All people can try to be kinder to one another, not just women.

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    2. First of all, people make an issue when men are mean to other men, secondly its completely irrelevant to my comment if they do or dont so really wondering why it was mentioned. Third, I'm not doing anything I mentioned, I am not on a website meant to spend my free time bashing a blogger, i'm not picking someone out and making fun of them in a very personal way, i'm not spending my free time finding mean things to say about one person in the company of other women at the same site looking to do the same thing. I am indeed not personally attacking any one person... So..yah..

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  12. I'm sorry that someone did something so hurtful. I think you are amazing & beautiful! :)

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  13. You look awesome! I can only imagine that those "mean girls" come from a place of jealousy. I mean, you've lost 100 pounds and counting and maybe they're trying to lose 5 and can't so it makes them feel inadequate. Putting yourself "out there" definitely comes with unwanted/unneeded attention, but in the end YOU STAY WINNIN girl!

    I love your blog and think you're super kickass! I don't have any kids yet, but I'm inspired by you to know that you CAN make your health a priority and still be a great mom.

    (Big thigh crew for the win!)

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  14. I know it's hard, but you have to ignore that 1% of jealous haters because the other 99% of us are super inspired and love seeing you kick butt. You look amazing!!!

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  15. Keep up the good work Meg. Mean people suck! ;) You have worked so hard and should be very proud of what you accomplished. Heck, I wish I had a fraction of the motivation you have. I just don't understand why people don't keep their traps shut. What happened to "if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything"! It is so hard to block out the haters, just try not to listen to them. Keep surrounding yourself with your positive and encouraging friends and forget the rest!

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  16. I love your honesty. You look great and are an inspiration to me with each post. Thank you!

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  17. I have to say.. I don't see any flab in the running picture? Lol. Where in the hell does flabby meg come from? Assholes.

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  18. Shake it out, shake it out,
    Shake it out, shake it out, ooh whoa
    Shake it out, shake it out,
    Shake it out, shake it out, ooh whoa
    And it's hard to dance with a devil on your back
    So shake him off, oh whoa

    *** My go to song when I'm needing a boost in vitamin C- Confidence! Florence knows what she's saying. Hang in there and let go of the negative.

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  19. Shake it off girl! You are a rockstar and you have been one of the best motivators for me. And on top of it, I gained a friend. Dont for once care about what the mean girls say when you have so many positive people on your side.

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  20. I think you ROCK! Haters can suck it. I'm always getting my feelings hurt. It sucks! In the wise words of TSwift-- Shake it off 🎶

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  21. If I was Taylor Swift I would totally tell you to shake it off. :-} I am sorry for the hurtful comments that you are exposed to and as much as it may break your heart I hope you remember how much of an inspiration you are to SO MANY OF US!! You give us motivation and hope. You have come so far in your journey I am in awe. Nothing but love from those who follow you because we are truly rooting for you!!!!! (Man I cant even run to my mailbox 20 feet down the road so remember how far you have really come!!) you are loved!!! you are awesome! You are so fabulous!!! xo

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  22. Thank you for posting this. It's a good reminder to know that someone I see as so amazing and so strong, so helpful, with good intentions, and only a pure heart has haters. AAAannnnnd that it still bothers you. I'm on the pivot point of stepping out of my comfort zone but it will no doubt lead to nay-sayers. I'm nervous and doubtful enough myself...knowing that you also have these people but that doesn't stop you reminds me that it shouldn't stop me either. I'm never going to be fully confident to take this leap, so I should just go for it and not turn back. It's not on accident that you wrote this or I came across it today. It's all part of the plan He has. thank you for being part of it...even if it was hurtful. You're amazing. Keep on rockin on...keep on inspiring others! I'm sorry these people say what they do, but it's all for our good and development if you let it be.

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  23. You are a BAD ASS. Mom, wife, fitness enthusiast, blogger. All of the above. For some women all I say to them is, sucks to suck. Because being envious and hateful about other's success ain't getting you anywhere! For the record, I saw your running photo (above) and WISH I looked that good while running! Keep on keepin' on. Kick rocks haters!

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  24. i literally cannot see the flab... like where is this even supposed to be.... lol. You look great and poo poo on anyone who has the guts to say otherwise without posting their own pictures online for us all to criticize.

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  25. I understand your feelings... and no matter what age/gender - the easiest way to cast doubt is to focus on the smallest imperfection of others. I have done it (shame on me)and I have been the target of this type of attack. My journey is mine and truth be told we never know the true extent of courage it takes a person each day to do what they do. It may be to hit the gym up or it may take the same amount of courage for someone just to walk to their mailbox. OUR life experiences are meant to shape us and have us extent the same grace to others we hope for each day. My journey is I am at the gym... I struggle... some days I realy want to drink a bottle of wine and cry alone in the closet of clothes that do not fit properly. Your journey is much more progressive but so very inspirational! Thank you for your bravery and also your ability to be a role model... to young or old... skinny or flabby .... once we peel all that away there is only a heart....

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  26. I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've ever committed on your blog although I'm a total fan who has been reading it for years. Meg, you've done such wonderful things. You have worked hard to achieve a goal most can't fathom starting. Society is so quick to judge, point fingers and name call when they see something that they don't understand or can't obtain. As my husband says "Bitches be crazy" and girl, don't we know it! Keep your focus, drive and dedication. While you are busy making life the very best, those haters will find someone else to pick apart once they realize there words can't hurt you. Team Skinny Meg for Life!

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  27. I wish my thighs were as flabby as yours, haha. At some point, you'll be able to not care what others think. Trust me, I spent years caring too much about people's opinions of me and my body.

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  28. I've seen that mean girls site before. It's horrible. I don't know why people get so much satisfaction in bringing other people down. I think you look fantastic and you are such an inspiration with how far you've come and how you keep going ALL THE TIME. You amaze me!

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  29. Amen!! I think it's amazing that you are having these conversations with Madison already. It truly starts with the parents...I am a teacher and I can always tell which kids have kind moms and dads and which kids have moms and dads who spend their time tearing other women down.

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  30. Is it any wonder we have mean girls in school when grown women haven't outgrown bullying? You look fantastic, and I'd be thrilled to look as good as you do. Unfortunately the saying sticks and stones may break our bones but words will never hurt us isn't true. Words can hurt and sting long after stones. As hard as it try not to pay attention to it. Remember, "people throw rocks at things that shine".

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  32. here is the thing- you put yourself out there in a public forum and people will find something to criticize because they are unhappy with themselves. people have said nasty things about me, too, and i just let it roll off and feel sorry for them in their insecurity. you look great, you take care of yourself and you know it, so who else matters? keep on keeping on and pray for those pathetic souls that live to knock others down.

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  33. And this is why I think you're AMAZING. Well, this and that last meme in the post. :) :) :) Keep doing you, Megan!

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  34. I love your big strong looking legs. I hate my skinny toothpick legs. But really, do our legs matter? You have a beautiful soul and you bare that soul to us every day. And I'm glad you're sharing this with us because it's a struggle we all go through; being talked about or laughed at. But usually we hold it in. So thank you!

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  35. Great post, you put a great perspective on this topic. Keep doing what your doing. You're awesome!

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  36. Girls are mean, plain and simple...hoping you were able to get this toxicity out of your head and keep positive.

    I need to be a part of your FB group, how can I do this??

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  37. Here's what matters: you kill it every day. There are a lot of eyeroll-worthy bloggers out there, but you are not one of them. When I get tired of the nonesense, I go to your IG or your blog to see someone who's real, honest, and actually inspiring. Not just faux-spiring, but really doing it. Keep on keepin' on. Rise above. Be Pink.

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  38. Pfffft. You are amazing I have followed you for years. I always though "how am I not friends with this amazing woman" & then I found out through a mutual friend that we actually went to high school together. I wish I knew you then. You do you, keep being amazing, and stay strong. You motivate me Every. Damn. Day. ;) block out the haters.

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  39. Been following you for a few years now, well before Aiden came along. I don't comment often but felt strongly on this topic. You are one of the most inspiring women I've never met ;) And FYI, you DO NOT have big thighs!
    Anyway, I've struggled with my weight for my entire life and have been on a fitness and weight loss journey since my daughter was stillborn in July of 2012. I had a realization three months after we lost her that it was time to change my eating habits #1 and then fitness (more intense lifting) followed. From an outsiders perspective and a mother of a five year old I think you are doing all you can and doing it well! NO one every will be perfect and anyone who calls you out for being "flabby" or whatever else must just be jealous. I'm sure of it!
    Keep doing what you're doing, cause it's working! I'm a personal trainer and spin instructor here at my local gym and have referred many to your IG account for inspiration after having children and/or being overweight. You DO you!
    Liz
    lizdeanski.wordpress.com

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  40. I think you are amazing and so uplifting, and inspiring, that's why I keep reading your blog. You are such a great runner and keep improving yourself. It's soooo sad when others feel like they need to critique everything you've worked hard for. mean people suck.

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  41. Thanks again for being so real. I look forward to your post everyday and hope to one day instill in my daughter the same things you are instilling in yours. It makes me sad to think of some of the mean things our youth will encounter due to people saying anything they want from behind a computer screen! I read this quote the other day and thought it was fitting for you! "Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional. Let this be a sign that you've got a big heart and aren't afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength" -Brigitte Nicole You're only sensitive to criticism because 1 you're human and two you have so much strength! :) HUGS!

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  42. Mean women are disgusting...and mean girls are raised by them. I would like to know what the people who chose to criticize you were doing at that very moment the picture was taken. Because it wasn't kicking some major ass in a race and getting first place!!!! That accomplishment was all you!!! Go girl!!! You look absolutely incredible!! Your drive, commitment, self-esteem and determination inspires me!! Don't let these backstabbing bitches bring you down. They got issues only Jesus can fix. Keep being awesome and give them something more to talk about! ;)

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  43. This make me sad. I love following you, you are very inspiring and BEAUTIFUL. Thanks for being real and genuine! <3

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  44. Meg,

    #1 I don't think that picture is unflattering. It looks like you're kicking butt and taking names.
    #2 You are AWESOME. Don't let the mean girls get you down.
    #3 This makes me so sad. Women are SO MEAN. I don't know why. Is it just insecurity? Is it just pure meanness? I don't get it. It makes me sad for my daughter. I hope she can be much more confident than I was, yet still sweet and nice and supportive of other women.

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  45. I think you are Awesome!!! I wish I looked like you after having my baby. I hope that someday I can run a race in my sports bra! I heard something today that made total sense. You never do see what those people look like that talk bad about you online. Why don't they ever show themselves? They are just jealous. Thank you for motivating me to be a better person!

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  46. Oh my goodness. I'm all sorts of hot right now at this so-called "friend" who said this about you. So uncalled for and untrue. You, my dear, are a HUGE inspiration to many women including myself not only because you are fabulous but because you are real. You are one of the kindest souls, and you work your butt off for everything in your life. You have accomplished a TON. And you're beautiful, and your body? KILLER. I look to you for inspiration. In fact, I can't tell you the amount of times I've been in the weight room at my gym and feeling self-conscious about MY thighs and I'll see a gym selfie on instagram that you posted of yourself at 5 am working out and just rocking it! And I think okay if she can do it then so can I. NOT joking. So many times I've thought that. I've always admire the way you get in there and get your workouts done whether you are recently post baby or super defined.

    Also, as someone who deals with "haters" from time to time as well because of my music/recording artist career and the fact that I'm in an industry that is extremely superficial about looks, I get it. But yeah, the negative comments do still hurt but you have to look at the greater good and rid yourself of the rest. People who troll and make horrible insensitive mean comments like that obviously have issues. They are jealous, or they don't feel good about themselves and they hide behind their computer screens and bully others. One of my music friends just today had someone leave a really nasty Amazon review on her most recent album. This was her response:

    " Let me say that this review doesn't hurt my feelings at all, and in no way does it deter me from wanting to keep playing and doing what I do. I am far too happy in my life, and in my my own skin, to ever let someone's negativity bring me down like that. I'm just sad that there's a person out there in the world who is so unhappy (with me, or anyone for that matter) that they they took the time to write such a wordy review of how unhappy they are. I know it's not personal, and I don't take it that way. I just wish for him to find joy. Because, maybe if he found some joy, he'd feel more inclined to focus on positivity instead of negativity. It takes way more effort and energy to be negative than it does to be positive. So, everyone... let's wish this person joy so that he can find some happiness, because he is very obviously an unhappy person."

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  47. Hi Meg. I have been reading your blog for a long time and have never commented but I feel this time I need to put in my two cents. As the mother of a 15 yr. old girl I have to repeat to you what I tell her all the time, “Be Who You Are and Say What You Feel Because Those Who Mind Don't Matter and Those Who Matter Don't Mind.”. I know you have probably heard that before but I cannot stress it enough. I wanted you to know that there is ANOTHER person out here who you inspire EVERYDAY. It's because of you and your blog I have started running again and I am doing my first ever 5K next month on my 40th birthday. When I grow up I want to be just like Meg and have "before" and TO DIE FOR "after" pics. Stay Strong Girl!

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  48. You are amazing and an inspiration. Thank you for being brave and giving me hope that I can be like you. :)

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  49. You go girl! Thank you for this reminder. I loved what you said, don't be part of the problem. Maybe of we all worried less about how we looked for the camera and cared about being healthier we would all be more healthy. Don't let anyone tell you anything different. You look AMAZING. Plus you have a pretty face. You can lose weight and tighten things up but you can't change your face :)

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  50. :( That is just awful and so far from true. You look amazing and STRONG! As a crossfitter/runner there is nothing better than strong legs, so be proud!

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  51. You are beautiful inside and out, anyone can see that. You inspire me to improve my fitness and diet everyday all the way to Australia! we all have these people around us who've nothing better to do than try very hard to find flaws in others - they suck. Successfiul,people always have to put up with this rubbish from time to time. Don't be hurt, your too admired to feel that way.

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  52. You look amazing and you should never let anyone tell you otherwise. I understand though. I've lost 140 lbs and there are parts of my body that will never be tight without surgery. It makes me self conscious when I should be proud of myself. People can be so mean. Keep your head up. HUG.

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  53. I really hate when this happens, because I get scared that you might decide not to blog anymore. For every mean comment you get, know there are hundreds of us that are so inspired by you every single day. We get up in the morning inspired by you because we know that you are in the gym, killing your workout and being a great mom. Continue to let your light shine bright!

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  54. HI- I have been following you for some time. I think that you are such a real person and very inspiring. Because of you I am trying IIFYM- still working on getting it LOL. It's a shame that some people have nothing better to do than pick others apart. I bet if they put themselves out there, they would find that they are not perfect. You have worked hard and should be proud! You look amazing! Keep your head up.. hugs...

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  55. I think you are absolutely amazing, beautiful and a great mother! Eff the haters

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  56. You are amazing! I deal with the same things, and find myself giving up during moments of depression. I have to stop letting myself get there. In the past 2 years I have lost over 100 lbs, yet I'm only 14 lbs under my starting weight (by losing, gaining, losing, gaining, etc.)!! That is just stupid of me! ! You just keep on going no matter what, and that is freaking fantastic! I need a dose of your attitude ;)

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  57. Thank you!! You are a great mom and a great WOMAN! I want to be like you when I grow up- even though I am older than you. My grandma always says "Pretty is as pretty does." Although I think you are gorgeous on the outside as well as the inside. thanks for being a positive example of a HUMAN for us all.

    I keep waiting to run into you at Target or TJ Maxx since we live in the same hood. If I took my rump roast to a certain gym I would have better chances of running into you!

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  58. You have changed my life. No doubt about it. I felt like we walked in the same shoes and I found you and got the message a few years after you did. Lift weights, run, IIFYM, feel freaking awesome. Everything you have preached I have listened to, digested, and implemented. I think it took me about 2 years (including one pregnancy in the middle) but I'm living what you are throwing down. I've never felt better and I have YOU to thank for it all. Thank you, thank you, thank you for showing me healthy doesn't have to mean skinny--healthy means HAPPY and strong and always reaching for the next goal. Thank you. F the haters--keep doing what you are doing. I wouldn't be me without it. Thank you

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  59. I read your blog every day, but I never comment. I just want to say that I can't believe the power that people think they have sitting behind a computer all day and saying ridiculous things to people who put their lives out there in hopes of being helpful and inspirational. You are seriously an inspiration and I really appreciate all your works outs, IIFYM info and just your every day life things that you share. You look amazing and you just keep being your awesome self.

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  60. Three words at ya momma !! You freakin rock :)


    That's all. You only get one shot at this thing called life, give it a whirl :)

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  61. You have courage to post about your life online. People can be such trolls, sitting at their desks writing mean comments about people they don't even know.
    You give us ladies here at work such inspiration. You look great and keep on keeping on. Shake off the negative and know more people are for you than against you. You are loved!

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  62. I haven't read any of the other comments, but I had to include mine, hehe. What do I see when I look at the race pic? Dedication. I don't care what size you are, but if you are doing races regularly, I AM PROUD OF YOU. If you are busting ass at the gym, you are AWESOME. I see bigger people at my gym all the time, and I LOVE IT. It means that they are trying, they want health, and that, in my opinion, is freaking inspirational for me and so many others!
    I have also been hurt and bullied by other women, on and offline, and I hate it. It really does make me want to really teach my 6 year old daughter how to be nice to everyone and not be involved in mean girl stuff. I really strive to stop the meanness, and teach my daughters how to love and accept everyone for what they are!
    I think you are awesome and you motivate me daily. No lie. I love the saying you could be the juiciest peach but there is always somebody who hates peaches (or something like that).

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  63. Oh gosh, I love that last one! You know what, I like curves. You work your ass off and you should be proud. You look AMAZING! Concentrate on the people that believe in you and look up to you!! I think body shaming in general has gotten out of control. You are dissed if you are too skinny or too fat or too curvy or too tiny. It is horrible how much we want to label people or make ourselves feel better about putting other women down. I always try really hard never to judge a book by its cover!

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  64. I didn't get to read this until today. So I had to go back up and look at your picture again because here are the first 2 things I noticed - 1. man that is a nice tan and 2. I like how the bright pink shoes compliment her pants. Im not going to lie but I love when my running outfits match/compliment each other. So I appreciate that when I see others do it. I want to at least look like I am put together. HA! People are just so mean - I love following your blog and how real you are so, I understand how hard it is to build a thick skin but keep it up! You rock!!

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  65. Well said! I love reading your blog and seeing the new healthy food ideas you have and how dedicated you are to being healthy. What a great role model you are for your daughter. Don't listen to the rude people because you are an inspiration! I'm going to do your arm workout to try and get guns like yours! Blessings to you and yours.

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  66. I love your blog. I go back and read old posts from when I need motivation. It's shitty that people would use the steps along your journey in a negative way. You are awesome!

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  67. You are absolutely amazing, Meg. People can be SUCH AHOLES!

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  68. I'm a long time follower and never usually comment, but I love your attitude and insight! I think it's nearly impossible to not care a little about what people think and say, but they don't know you and only you can change who you are. "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent" - Eleanor Roosevelt. So keep being you and such an amazing example to the rest of us! IIFYM has changed the way I view food and nutrition and I have lost over 20 pounds since the beginning of the year thanks to your example. So thank you SKINNYmeg for being awesome.

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  69. I too have been following your blog for a long time and I wanted to saw I think you are an inspiration. People(woman especially) feel this horrible need to put down or have a go at people who are trying to better themselves! I want to thank you for always keeping it real and for your enthusiasm for life xxx

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  70. #1 I hate mean girls....they are just ridiculous and petty and sad! Feel sorry for them....because obviously somewhere inside of them...they are extremely unhappy and insecure. #2 You are an inspiration to all that read your blog and follow you on IG...just look at that last picture you posted! That transformation is AMAZING and YOU did that....no one else....your hard work, commitment, your sweat and tears....CRAZY INSPIRATION RIGHT THERE!! And #3 - that tank in that last picture cracks me up!! :-) XOXO

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  71. #1 I hate mean girls....they are just ridiculous and petty and sad! Feel sorry for them....because obviously somewhere inside of them...they are extremely unhappy and insecure. #2 You are an inspiration to all that read your blog and follow you on IG...just look at that last picture you posted! That transformation is AMAZING and YOU did that....no one else....your hard work, commitment, your sweat and tears....CRAZY INSPIRATION RIGHT THERE!! And #3 - that tank in that last picture cracks me up!! :-) XOXO

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  72. Oh dear thought I had posted a comment this morning, but it did not go through, but mean girls are everywhere. It stems out of jealousy, it took awhile to realise this, but that is the truth. You get up and bust your you know what to workout hard, and that is what is admirable. You continue to get smaller and smaller, fitter and fitter. Your goals are realised. People who snark and are mean, are just coveting your success. I get it down here. I wrote a blog post yesterday on mu own fitness journey and already have heard some snarky feedback coming in from people who have overheard judgement. Whatever, I will continue on my path, and so should you. It makes you stronger, just keep on going!

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  74. You came second in your age group, not first.

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    1. actually, Aj, I was notified that the other lady did not run the full course so yes, I did get first, but thank you for trying to tell me about my own life. LOL

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    2. Head pats for you. Nice race picture by the way. Looks like those two hours in the gym daily with your tripod are really paying off...not.

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  75. I love your blog and your instagram feed. It is such a breath of fresh air to see real people doing real things and gaining honest results. You inspire me to be better. Thank you for your inspiration and for the great workouts!!!!

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  76. I like to read other success stories of real women. It gives me as a real woman hope that I to can do great things to improve myself mentally and physically. I don't understand why people have to be so mean! That is why our work is the way it is. What happened to "The Golden Rule"??? I have only followed your blog for a short time, but you look fantastic! high five to you on all of your accomplishments!!

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  77. Thank you for all the work you put into this blog. It's been a helpful motivator for me, and I think you're an amazing person for doing it since it's not easy. You're gorgeous inside and out. I'm sorry there are ugly people out there who try to diminish all you do. I just had to say thanks today!!

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  78. Gosh... why am I so surprised by how mean grown women can be?! I wish I could express (without sounding super creepy lol) how much you inspire me. I dont think youre flabby....heck look at you! Look at what you have accomplished. I will never understand tearing someone down to lift yourself up. I have a almost 6 year old too. I worry for her. Its hard to be a girl surrounded by mean girls and not become apart of that.I struggle to teach her right everyday too.

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  79. Gosh... why am I so surprised by how mean grown women can be?! I wish I could express (without sounding super creepy lol) how much you inspire me. I dont think youre flabby....heck look at you! Look at what you have accomplished. I will never understand tearing someone down to lift yourself up. I have a almost 6 year old too. I worry for her. Its hard to be a girl surrounded by mean girls and not become apart of that.I struggle to teach her right everyday too.

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  80. UGH! Some women! Aren't we supposed to lift each other up, not bring others down? I absolutely love your blog. You are REAL and INSPIRING and I thank you for that! Keep surrounding yourself with positive people...you are amazing!

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  81. I'm late reading this but I really felt for you. I'm always shocked at how far people will go "criticizing" another person, especially when it is online. I have critcizing in quotes because it's really just putting another person down. There is no real critique to what these people do. The amount of hate I've seen online is frightening and by grown women too. It's really sad. It seems like any time someone does really well in life or is well known, there will be that group of people that are hell bent on tearing them down. It's sad really. At your daughter's age, I could understand little girls and boys doing that. They are still learning and growing up but grown women and a lot of them parents doing this? Well, I don't even know what to say about it.

    I'm just glad you have not let them win and you keep going on about your business, living your life the way you want and continuing to inspire people every day. Hang in there! And girl, you look amazing!

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  82. Well this is my third attempt at this comment.... haha (stupid cookies and not the good kind) anyways what I WAS trying to say is You are absolutely amazing! I'm sorry you have to hear all the bad stuff too! I think you are one of the most real people I have ever met! I think a lot of the negativity stems from other bloggers and people online being someone who they aren't and using people to advance themselves for selfish reasons and you, honey, are NOTHING like that!!! Keep your chin up Meggie! You have a WHOLE bunch of people that see you for the real you! And that is complete awesomeness! :)

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  83. Megan, I just read this today and it made me think of this post. Just had to share!

    http://chicksontheright.com/blog/item/28478-watch-this-personal-fitness-trainer-s-response-to-her-haters

    Thanks for always being real! - Tara

    www.lifeondogwoodlane.com

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  84. You rock! I just came across this post by accident and this really speaks to me! I am a female business owner so I am expected to show my face everywhere to promote my business. Advertising and marketing are what I do but I have a hard time doing it for myself because PEOPLE ARE MEAN. I got started with videos and immediately stopped after ONE troll. Stupid to give up but I couldn't handle it.
    Thank you for being a real person out loud! Me and my thighs thank you.

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