What bodybuilding means to me by Megan Phillips
My fitness journey started in my early 30's after my divorce. I spent my 20's raising babies and trying my make a bad marriage work. I lost myself along the way everything in my life revolved around making sure everyone else was happy and safe. I had nothing left that was just for me. I was no longer Megan I was mom, someone wife and a caretaker. After I got divorce I promised myself to do all the thing I wanted to but pushed off because I was told it was selfish. When I was younger I loved sport being outside and being physical. I promised myself I'd find that girl again.
I decided the first thing I wanted to do was get back in shape be happy with my body again and to do a 5k Mud Run. After completing a couple races and a few marathons I wanted to see what else I could do. I started following and online bodybuilding program I saw changes in my body that cardio had never done. I loved what I was seeing and lifting made me happy. I was tons of tik toks and video of other female bodybuilders and just thought myself that looks so challenging and rewarding.
Competing in bodybuilding puts all the thing I love to do together, the hair ,the makeup, working out and combines them all up to to one awesome event. I have never felt more myself than I do on stage. Bodybuilding gave me myself back after feeling lost for so long. I learned just how strong and capable I am. But most of all I got Megan back, I learned to love and respect myself again and that I am worth my own time.