Gotcha Mama podcast episode 42 – Loving Your Body After Babies with Megan Dahlman

Comparison and positive body image. It can be a constant struggle for moms. I’m guilty of thinking negative things about my body and feeling insecure about my cellulite or my flabby arms or the stretched out skin on my stomach.

But having a positive body image is not just looking at other mom’s bodies and loving your own. It’s just as much about looking at your body before you gave birth and loving the body you have now postpartum.

It can be difficult to accept that our bodies change and become almost unrecognizable from what we once knew. But here’s the good news: your body is NOT inferior or ‘less than’ the body you had before babies. Your body is still capable of amazing things. You can still be strong and healthy.

I’m finishing out the month talking to other amazing mom podcasters by chatting with Megan Dahlman this week. She is the host of the very popular Strong Mommas podcast.

Megan is a trainer, a nutrition coach, and a Christian mom. And she’s passionate about helping other moms discover peace and freedom in their body.

After working in the fitness industry for over a decade, she finally got fed up and knew there must be a way to pursue a healthy and fit body as a mom without dragging vanity and obsession into it.

Megan believes that women deserve to be coached well, told the truth, and carefully guided towards being strong, healthy, and content in their bodies.

Her mission with Strong Mommas is to guide women away from obsession, shame, and guilt and point them toward a lifestyle of health and fitness that brings freedom.

She’s convinced that your exercise nutrition habits could be a catalyst for a closer relationship with the Lord. Hold on to your yoga pants, my friend because you’re going to feel like you’re going to church in this episode. It’s awesome!

More about the guest

Megan is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist with a degree in Exercise Science and a Certified Nutrition Coach.

She has 15 years of training and coaching athletes and moms. And he has a heart for women with poor body image – those who have spent decades at war with their body/exercise/food.

We talk about

  • Her perspective on positive body image as a mom.
  • Why she so passionate about helping moms through fitness and nutrition
  • How she grew her business while her family was also growing
  • What she did to gain a positive body image postpartum
  • The different body types
  • And some great advice around what she does to stay motivated to work out when she doesn’t feel like it. Come on, we’ve ALL had THOSE days!

Links & Resources

Megan’s website –

Strong Mommas Podcast:




FREE Class: Strong Hips & Core for Moms

  • Doesn’t require fancy equipment
  • For all skill levels
  • 15 minute, do-anywhere circuits
  • Videos to guide you through the exercises!

More about the Gotcha Mama Podcast:

The Gotcha Mama Podcast is where we share honest stories of the joys and struggles of mom-life with young kids.

Each week host Amanda Bennett interviews a mom about topics ranging from awkwardly making mom friends, to chasing BIG dreams and finding purpose, to managing crippling anxiety and depression. You’ll hear stories from moms like you with the purpose to inspire, encourage, and entertain you.

We understand that motherhood can be lonely and make you doubt yourself. The Gotcha Mama Podcast exists to let you know that you are not alone as a busy mom of young kiddos, no matter what you’re dealing with.

The show is all about tearing down our insecurities as moms by honestly sharing our stories and a little of what we’ve learned along the way.

We believe it’s a whole lot better riding the rollercoaster of motherhood together!

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