Set a GOAL & GET it!

People are constantly asking me how I stay so fit or even more, how I  find the time to workout with such a busy schedule. My response is usually, “How don’t you?”
 
We have ONE body and ONE mind. My advice? Take care of them.
I would guess that Steve Jobs would have given up his fortune in a heartbeat to still be alive today. And not to say that he had a preventable disease, but you get the gist.  
In this life, there is no amount of money or success that will matter if you’re not around to enjoy it. In other words: get healthy. 
With that being said, the first step is MAKING TIME TO WORK OUT! My motto is “if you feel good, you look good and if you look good, you feel good.” I wake up every morning at 7:30 a.m. and hop out of bed, prepared to start my day. I don’t give myself the time to think about going back to sleep or skipping the day’s workout. Set a goal and get it! Write down a game plan or even arrange workouts with friends.
Vague goals seem overwhelming so the more specific you are, the easier it is to concentrate on what you need to do to succeed.” – Steven Bray, Ph.D

Make exercise fun! The most overused excuse I hear is “I have kids.” What does that have to do with your health? Engage in physical activities with them. Take them on a hike or kick a soccer ball around. Shoot some hoops for goodness’ sake. Not only are you bonding with your babies but you’re being active. Sports keep you in shape and also help you develop multitasking skills you can use in your day-to-day life.

Before I wrap this up, I want you to remember that EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT! From looks to shapes/sizes and results, we’re all unique. You’ll never have a body like the next person and the next person will never have a body like you. Concentrate on yourself and wipe out the self-scrutiny. It’s great to have a role model or image of someone you aspire to be, but don’t lose sight of yourself. You are unique! There’s only one of you so perfect yourself with these three tips: smile, be healthy and keep a positive mindset.
 
Much love,
Miss Megan

“Who Moved My Cheese”

A book by the name of “Who Moved My Cheese” was given to me by a good friend a couple years ago. The first time I saw it I chuckled at the title. But, it’s a book about adapting to change throughout life. I ran across the book recently and read it once more. So thankful I did, couldn’t have read it at a better time than the beginning of a New Year! It’s a book everyone can benefit from.

Here’s a piece from the introduction.

Life is no straight and easy corridor along which we travel free and unhampered, but a maze of passages, through which we must seek our way, lost and confused, now and again checked in a blind alley.

But always, if we have faith, a door will open for us, not perhaps one that we ourselves would ever have thought of, but one that will ultimately prove good for us.

- A.J Cronin

I’ve decided to pass the book on. You should give it a read and do the same!

Enjoy! Xoxo

 

Models and MMA

Take a second to get to know me a little better! The link below is to a recent interview with Models and MMA.

http://modelsandmma.com/models/1266-featured-spotlight-megan-bernard

Thanks for the feature guys!!

 

 

In the line of duty

My grandpa is attending a funeral today for a beloved father of five killed in the line of duty last Thursday. My heart goes out to the family and friends of the two officers killed over pointless violence. It’s absolutely devastating to hear  this kind of news. Although I know stories like this happen everyday this one touched home base. Not only is Laplace, Louisiana my hometown where these officers were killed but my grandfather is a police officer as well. I’m aware of the fact these officers put on their game faces everyday and without any hesitation put their lives on the line. It isn’t until you hear of a story like this one, where officers are killed because a group of people that don’t respect law enforcement, that you actually realize one day they may not come home.

I truly appreciate these men and women putting their lives on the line for strangers. Anyone in the service I thank you for it.
Rest in peace
Brandon Nielsen & Jeremy Triche

Spontaneous adventures are the BEST!

This weekend was the definition of spontaneous! A girlfriend and I left Saturday morning for a ROAD TRIP to Houston. My first time in the big city! The four hour ride wasn’t too bad to be honest. We arrived around noon and got the party started soon after.

Our adventure started at the ‘Hotel Zaza‘ for a pool party. We had a nice little cabana to hang out in and the eye candy was everywhere.

I’m not sure if it was just the locations we were at or what but Houston has some pretty and fit people. It was definitely motivating to look around and see all the gym bodies!

Here’s a few pictures from the weekend.

Kami and I sunbathing at the pool


Later that evening we ended up a nightclub called ‘Estate Lounge‘ for a little V.I.P treatment. ;)

Sunday Funday is pretty popular in Houston from what we witnessed. We bar hopped all day Sunday. I met several new people and also ran into a few friends from Louisiana, how cool is thaaaaat?!

By the end of the day Sunday we were acting a little silly.

I’ve decided spontaneous trips are the BEST!

Y.O.L.O ;)

Until next time..

Xoxo

 

Birthday Love!

I feel like I should be singing “cake cake cake cake cake cake cake!” Haha

Wow, big 2-3 to me. It really feels like just yesterday I was so excited about turning 18 then it was 21 and now it’s 23. Everyone’s asking me how does it feel to be getting older but my response is “TWO MORE YEARS AND MY CAR INSURANCE GOES DOWN’!! ;) The birthday’s stop then. LOL. We all wish right?

Na, I’m not scared to get old. The older the wiser right?

The amount of love I’m receiving today is AMAZING. I play it tough but I’m such a soft hearted woman and of course, a few happy tears have fallen. The support I receive with all my work, career choices and love on a daily basis has been such a blessing. I truly am a lucky girl.

Each day that passes I’m getting a step closer to my dreams. Well…

My dreams have already come true and I’m living them.

Thank you all for the birthday love. It’s the best feeling in the world!!

Have an amazing day because YOU’ve already made mine!

With lots of love,

Miss Megan

~

Below is a few pictures from where it all began to who I am today! Enjoy! =)

 

Motivation.

SoOoO I’ve picked a photo a day for the last two weeks for a little extra motivation for myself.  Today I decided to open up the Hooters bikini contest album. Here’s the picture I chose for today.

It’s funny to think when this photo was taken I thought to myself I needed to work on my stomach.

We all have something we want to work on and mine is my tummy. I enjoyed drinking one too many beers this last couple months and not enough time at the gym. This last three weeks I’ve been on a diet, started hitting the gym once a day and now I’m going twice. I’m determined to have a complete six pack.

Here’s the workout video I started with for my abs.

It’s fairly easy but do it twice a day and you’ll begin to see results.

Also, I’ve been running 2-3 miles a day. By the end of three miles my legs feel so heavy but the feeling of accomplishment is there and keeps me going back for more. I can really see how people become addicted to working out!!

I’m going Monday to sign up for some boxing classes. NOT TO COMPETE but to get in the best shape of my life. Learning a little self-defense at the same time isn’t such a bad idea either. I’m uber duber excited!! (Yes I said uber duber :P)

Your body is YOUR temple, take care of it. Not only does it help you look good, you feel good and when you feel good, you look good!

Enjoy! Xo

Miss Megan

 

 

Upcoming events!

Ladies & Gents,

Mardi Gras is O-V-E-R, it’s back to REALITY! I don’t know about you all but the end of February my little butt will be BUSY! I’ve got some upcoming shoots, auditions, interviews, and work at JAX.

Here’s my upcoming schedule so far.

February 26 – Audition for an upcoming reality show based on peoples lives training for competitions and shoots. *Wish me luck*  .. My dream is to be a Sportscaster on TV but I never was a fan of reality shows. This particular pitch caught my interest though. I’ll keep you guys updated on how things go.

February 27 – Photo shoot with Jonathan Warren for ‘Indigo boutique’. Last time I worked with Jonathan, we were working on the set of Final Destination 4. I’m super excited to get to work with a friend of mine again on a much different task. We’re shooting Indigo’s upcoming Spring/Summer line for a local magazine. Some more published work – woohoo!

* Check out Jonathan’s work here! - http://500px.com/JonathanMWarren

February 28 – I’ll be on the Chad Blouin Sports Radio Show! Make sure you guys listen in! I’ll post the link on my facebook page for you to tune in. Hopefully we can get it filmed for yall as well. ;)

* http://www.facebook.com/MissMeganBernard

February 29 – Goodbye Nola, Hello ATL! Don’t worry Nola, I’ll only be leaving for a couple hours! This day will take a lot of energy and patience. I’ll be traveling early in the morning to Atlanta, shooting for hours and coming home that evening.

* Looks like you guys will have a lot of new pictures to look at, who’s excited? ;)

-

If you’d like to book a shoot please contact me at MisMeganB@hotmail.com. Let’s get something scheduled for March!

March 10 - This will be my fourth year running the Susan G. Komen breast cancer race. I love participating in events like this! Breast cancer runs in my family and has affected so many lives there’s no question, I want to continue to run it each year. YOU should join me!

* http://ww5.komen.org/

I’ll keep you guys posted on any new events or pictures!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Miss Megan

 

PS, here’s my favorite picture from Mardi Gras this year! I didn’t get to snap one of Will Ferrell but I was SUPER excited to see him in person at the Bacchus parade.

Happy Valentine’s Day <3

 

HaPpY VaLeNtInEs DaY! 

X<3 Miss Megan X<3 

The latest..

Hiiii Friends!

It’s that time again for another blog! I don’t have a particular topic to talk about so I’ll give you the latest run down on what’s been going on in my life. Recently I began VIP waitressing for the night club I work at and so far it’s been a blast! We’ve got an amazing team working together, selling bottles of liquor isn’t the hardest job in the world and getting dressed to impress is one of my favorite parts about it. We do a lot of running around and butt kissing but at the end of the night it’s all worth it. Another advantage of working in the night life is socializing with different people. As a VIP waitress I’m meeting a lot of successful people and that’s always motivating. I preach to people all the time NETWORKING is priceless! (Remember that)

If you keep up with my facebook or twitter account (http://www.facebook.com/MissMeganBernard / @MisMeganB ) you know that I recently got wheels put on my skateboard. Whew, what a sport! I’m JUST getting started on balancing myself and trying to get from one end of the room to another. I’ve got a new found of respect for the guys riding down the road much less doing tricks! LOL :) It’s tougher than I thought it’d be but I’m determined to keep trying. My goal is to hop on the board and ride it down the street without any hesitation. I’d also like to be able to learn a trick or two in the process! Wishful thinking  ....  I know! ;)

Any professionals out there want to teach me?

(Here’s a picture from the day the wheels were put on the DEKT! )

(Here’s another of me practicing! )

 

Let’s see what else is going on in the world of Miss Megan ;)

Mardi Gras is quickly approaching for us Louisiana folks so I’m preparing to have a house full of friends! I’m very excited to have one of my best friends coming stay with me for a week. She’s come down several times and once for Mardi Gras but now we’re both over twenty-one. Mardi Gras is probably my most favorite time of the year because everyone is in a great mood, people from all over are visiting the city and it’s a party every day. How can you not be happy with all the festivities going on around you?!

I can’t forget to tell you guys about the shoot I had Wednesday! I can honestly say this ranks in my top three photo shoots I’ve ever done! The shoot was inspired by one of my most favorite models Audrey Hepburn. I never want to copy someone else’s work so I added my own twist to the inspired look. I shot in LEATHER tights, held on to a fat cigar and added in the Megan attitude. Each time I receive a new photo from our shoot I get more and more excited. This is MY artwork and I absolutely love it but more than that, I love the teamwork that’s put into a shoot. Most people don’t realize the hours an effort from a TEAM to get the RIGHT image! I’m truly blessed to have met so many people that share the same common interest as I do in this business. It’s more than a job to us it’s a passion!

(A behind the scenes picture from my latest shoot.) Teamwork baby!!

Thank you Edward Leger for being a great photographer and friend.  http://www.facebook.com/photosbyedward

Thank you Sarah Tonguis for the makeup, hair and patience. ;) http://www.facebook.com/SarahTonguis

& a huge thank you to Red Carpet Salon in Gonzales for allowing us to take up your space all day! http://www.facebook.com/RedCarpetSalonandTanning

 

 

Ohhhh! I saved the BEST NEWS for last.

MY MOTHER GOT A JOB!! I’m so very proud of her! She’s working in a field where she’ll get to use her creative side. She’s also working ten hour days which will keep her mind busy. Thanks again for everyones thoughts and prayers!

&&

Thanks for reading my blog!

Until next week ADIOS AMIGOS!

XO Miss Megan :)

 

 

(PS I apologize if I’ve misspell a word, didn’t write a sentence correctly or in general don’t have the best grammar skills. I’m an educated woman but grammar isn’t my forte. I’m not here to be an English teacher I’m here to share my life with yall.)