But it wasn’t all smooth sailing. Megan persevered despite a diagnosis of scoliosis in her lumbar spine and a second diagnosis of degenerative disc disease. “Although viewed as a severe setback when it was first discovered, I can certainly say that is hasn’t completely hindered my training or passion for bodybuilding,” Megan says. In fact, she claims if anything – it’s been a test of her strength and determination.
Megan further demonstrates these characteristics through the strict preparation that she undergoes prior to competition. The preparation process is a 16-week training program and diet plan. It frequently consists of 6 lifting days per week – with fasted cardio performed 3 times per week and eventually amped up to 9.
For Megan, a typical day during prep consists of waking up and heading to the gym. Her day continues with school or work and then ends with an evening training session. She elaborates on the process saying, “The fatigue, the defeat, the muscle soreness, the exhaustion, the insomnia, the hunger, the cravings.. it all sounds horrible, but it makes every single day a mini victory and an even greater victory on stage!”