Healthy Chicks in the Community: An Avocado-Crazy, Weight-Lifting College Sweetheart

Welcome back to another week of Healthy Chicks in the Community. For those of you who are new to my blog, every Thursday I spotlight a standout woman who embodies what it means to be a “Healthy Chick.” This week, I am thrilled to introduce you to Meg, an adorable Canadian college student whose innate passion is making people feel good about themselves. With a similar passion myself I know her and I would get along perfectly! I’ll let Meg take it from here…

NAME/AGE: Meg Doll/21

BLOG/TWITTER: A Dash of Meg (http://adashofmeg.com)/@ADashofMeg

CURRENT CITY: London, Ontario, Canada

PHOTO TAKEN: In my backyard on my deck in Yorkton, SK, Canada where my parents live year round. I’m snuggled up to my dog, Cuddles, who passed away this summer a few days after this photo was taken.

WHAT YOU DO FOR WORK: Currently, I’m a student at Brescia University College, which is an affiliate college to the University of Western Ontario. In June, I will be graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition. From there, I plan to use my education and passion for food and nutrition throughout my future and career. I’m not sure exactly what that career will be, but my degree opens many doors for me within the food industry. I also blog on a daily basis, which you could consider part of my “work!”

NUMBER ONE PASSION: Lifting people up! Not literally, even though that would be fun because I love lifting weights, but I love helping people feel good about themselves by helping them realize how amazing they are! I try to help people achieve this feeling on a daily basis and I also host High Five Friday on my blog every Friday which definitely provides people with that “feel good” feeling I want them to have! :)

I FEEL MY HEALTHIEST SELF WHEN I AM: Doing what I love, which means spending time with friends, family, and God, weight lifting, and eating good, real, wholesome food!

BUT I AM ALSO A REAL GIRL & SOMETIMES: Have “blah” days, but then I think about everything I have been blessed with and write a list of what I’m grateful for! That always helps my mood change from “blah” to “my life rocks!”

TOP THREE KITCHEN STAPLES: I’m always in the kitchen making something new, so this is a tough one, but if I had to pick, my top three kitchen staples would be… sweet potatoes, eggs, and avocados.

NUMBER ONE GUILTY PLEASURE: Staying in my pajamas for the entire day.

EXERCISE THAT MAKES YOU SHINE: Back squats! I love lifting heavy weights and ever since I started training with my personal trainer, the weights I am able to lift have sky rocketed! I can squat more than 1.5 times my body weight and I’m pretty proud of that!

FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD: Ice cream! A big bowl of ice cream.

MESSAGE YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE WITH OTHER HEALTHY CHICKS: Comparing yourself to others will never make you happy. We need to stop comparing ourselves to others and just be happy with who we are. We need to accept our “flaws” and love them; see them as beautiful characteristics. We need to embrace and take advantage of our skills and abilities and show the world how amazing we are!

If you’d like to be featured as one of my Healthy Chicks in the Community, or know someone who you want to make blush, email me for more deets. And remember, if you aren’t feeling your healthiest self or are struggling to make positive changes, shoot me an email anytime to schedule your FREE 15-minute info session / sign up for one of my health coaching programs.

23 Responses to “Healthy Chicks in the Community: An Avocado-Crazy, Weight-Lifting College Sweetheart”

  1. 02/28: Thankful Thursday & Being True to ME Says:

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  2. Linz @ Itz Linz Says:

    meg is awesome and i lover her! and i’d stay in my pajamas all day everyday too if i could!!!!

  3. Rachel @Healthy Chicks Says:

    @Linz I agree! PJs rock :)

  4. Kierston Says:

    Love this Doll :)

  5. Melissa @ Treats With a Twist Says:

    I love Meg. Her positivity really lifts me up! She’s the sweetest!
    Oh, and ice cream is totally the way to go ;)

  6. Caitlin Says:

    I love my Meg! What a sweet photo and LOL at the lifting people up…of course when I read that line I imagined Meg squatting me because if anyone could she could ;)

  7. Rachel @Healthy Chicks Says:

    @Melissa Thanks for stopping by! I love her positive outlook on life too!

  8. Rachel @Healthy Chicks Says:

    @Caitlin That line made me laugh too. Isn’t her picture the sweetest?

  9. Meg @ A Dash of Meg Says:

    Hey Rachel! I loved the intro to this post! We really do have a lot in common <3

    Love you so much, my new friend :)

    Meg

  10. Rachel @Healthy Chicks Says:

    @Meg Glad you liked it…I love spotlighting other healthy, positive women out there :)

  11. Jen Says:

    Have you actually read her blog? Healthy is not the first word that comes to mind

  12. Kirsten Says:

    BUT I AM ALSO A REAL GIRL & SOMETIMES: Have “blah” days, but then I think about everything I have been blessed with and write a list of what I’m grateful for! That always helps my mood change from “blah” to “my life rocks!”

    BOOM. I love it! Awesome interview with Meg!

  13. High Five Friday #55 Says:

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  14. Tamara Says:

    Yay! I’m a new fan of Meg and loved this post!

  15. Megan Says:

    Um. Have you followed this girl’s blog? Talk about disordered eating. I can’t even read it anymore I find it so triggering.

  16. Rachel @Healthy Chicks Says:

    @Megan I’m sorry you feel that way Megan. I spotlighted Meg due to her positive outlook on life, and beautiful message she is aiming to share with the world.

  17. Lisa Says:

    Love Meg. She’s the greatest;) I also love making a gratitude list when I’m not feeling my best. It’s crazy how my attitude changes around just from that!

  18. Rachel @Healthy Chicks Says:

    @Lisa Yes, gratitude lists are the best. You should check out my “40 Days of Gratitude” initiative I am doing for Lent. Each day, I write down one thing I am grateful for in myself and send a message to someone each day who I am grateful for. It definitely feels good :)

    http://healthy-chicks.com/2013/02/14/valentines-day-40-days-of-gratitude/

  19. Fi Says:

    I just wish Meg would be honest about her struggles, I’m so tired of people believing it’s shameful to have an eating disorder and something to be hidden. It’s not a good thing, but it’s not something that makes us a bad person, because nobody asks for it. And fighting it is one of the bravest things a person can do. Lying about it publicly makes it harder for all of us who fight. People who are role models need to be so careful of what they put out there – Meg’s message seems to be interpreted my many as ‘You are weak if you have an eating disorder.’

  20. Rachel @Healthy Chicks Says:

    @Fi I think Meg shared a positive, uplifting, healthy message here on this feature in Healthy Chicks, and that’s why I chose to portray her on my blog. I am not in the position to dissect, discuss or diagnose another’s personal eating behaviors. I like to focus on Meg’s contagious positivity!

  21. Bella Says:

    Rachel, I can’t help but say that you are being incredibly irresponsible with your picks for these “healthy chicks”. Portraying disordered girls as something to look up to? Is that really the way to go, even with “contagious positivity”? Seriously, this is why so many girls are having issues with their body image, and obsessing over eating and exercising. Simply, being skinny no matter what is once again being presented as something to strive for.

    Excuse me, but this site seems to be doing exactly the opposite of what it’s supposed to be doing. Gah, I am so tired of these websites that are no different from one another. All claim to be for healthy and confident girls, but in the end, you simply end up strictly promoting unhealthy lifestyles. I really, really hope you as a “professional” of some sort could figure this out for yourself and see the harm you are doing. If not, you definitely cannot be seen as any kind of a responsible “health coach”. By the way, do you have any credentials?

  22. Rachel @Healthy Chicks Says:

    @Bella That’s a shame you feel that way. For me, being healthy isn’t defined by a size and I feel healthy comes in many shapes, sizes and ages. If you read my blog or looked at past HC in Community you’d know that. I’ve featured yoga teachers, students, my couisin, bloggers all with different passions, body shapes and weights. Being skinny does not make someone have an eating disorder and having curves/extra fat on your bones does not make you “fat” or unhealthy. It’s so much more than that and that’s what I try to portray not only on my website, but every day in my life. I most definitely don’t encourage disordered eating andd in fact work really hard to teach other women that they don’t need to diet to be healthy. I’m sorry my site offends you but as always everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Have a nice weekend. -Rachel

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