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I’m in Shape!

by Meghann on May 21, 2010

Page 150 of the June 2010 issue!

shape cover Shape Article

(By the way how hot is Kim Kardashian on the cover?!?)

I submitted my weight loss story to Shape ages ago and was contacted a few months ago for a follow up interview and photo session.

I think they did a great job with the article and I was pleased with the way the photo came out – cheesy grin and all. :)

Shape photo

I suggest all of you head to the stores right now and pick up a copy or two. TI also recommend contacting the editorial staff at Shape and letting them know you need to see more Meghann Anderson in the magazine! You know… if you have the time. 😉 Just kidding!

I love Shape magazine and the success stories are always my favorite part of each issue. I love reading them for inspiration. If you would have told me a couple of years ago when I was out of shape and looking for ways to lose weight that I would one day be a ‘success story’ I would never have believed you. It was truly an honor to be featured.

Shape Article

My one gripe is the weekly workout schedule. Obviously I do more than 2 days of work out videos and 4 days of running, it was just hard to give any hard facts because my work out schedule is constantly revolving. When she interviewed me she asked what my routine was when I wasn’t training for a marathon or 50k. Honestly, my mind went blank! Now that I’m actually in off season I could give a better answer i.e. Running: 30 – 60 minutes / 4 days a week. Hot Yoga: 60 minutes/ 3 days a week. Strength training: 30 – 60 minutes/ 2 days a week. That’s much better. 

Anyways… Food!

Mid-morning snack – mixed nuts + cacao nibs + dried kiwi


Derek is working from home (aka my apartment) today and was sweet enough to take me out to lunch.


We NEVER get to have lunch together during the work week, so it was a NICE surprise. I think this one’s a keeper; don’t you think? 😉


We ate a restaurant I’ve been meaning to try in College Park called Harmoni. They have a mediterrean influenced menu and everything sounded so fresh and gourmet. Not sure why it took me so long to try this place!

We started with the Mediterranean NachosCrisp Pita with Red Hummus, Spicy Tzatziki, Harmoni Salsa, Kalamata Olives, Feta.


These were my kind of nachos! I was in hummus and tzatziki heaven. This was the perfect summer dish with the cool, fresh toppings and crispy pita. I would come back again and happily order this as my main meal over and over again. :)

For my meal I selected the Mediterrean Cobbtomato, red onion, egg, cilantro, olives, pecans, feta and avocado ranch on the side.


Another fabulous twist on a traditional dish.


The salad was light and refreshing, which ended up being perfect as I had stuffed myself silly with ‘nachos.’ 😉

I have another couple of hours of work before heading to the dreaded dentists office. I have a couple of cavities that need to be filled. I have no idea what I was thinking agreeing to a 4:00pm appointment on a Friday. :/

{ 68 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Evan Thomas May 21, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Congratulations! You were already famous in my mind but now you’re MORE famous :-)


2 Beth May 21, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Ahhhhh!!!!!!!! Congratulations!! I can’t wait until my issue arrives so I can see you in there because I kind of feel like I “know” you!! SO AMAZING! You really are an inspiration, and those stories are always my favorite part of the issues too!


3 lowandbhold May 21, 2010 at 3:01 pm

Congrats Meghann that’s so great! The success stories are always my favorite to read too!


4 Lexi May 21, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Great story! You have a great picture!

You are a great inspiration to so many people. Keep up the amazing habits & keep posting!

My story was in the May issue of Women’s Health Magazine & I hated the little inconsistencies in my story too. Oh well, it’s still nice to share it with everyone :)


5 Jaclyn May 21, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Congrats girl!! I love reading the success stories in Shape – I can’t wait to pick up a copy!


6 Sarah for Real May 21, 2010 at 3:07 pm

OMG that’s SO exciting!!! I’m going to buy one as soon as I see it!



7 Samantha Mason May 21, 2010 at 3:08 pm

Amazing Meghann. That is so great. I’m gonna go buy it and read. Maybe you can inspire me. I’m not over weight, but I am super out of shape. I can barley go up a flight of stairs without passing out. I just hate to exercise. :) Good for you.



8 britchickruns May 21, 2010 at 3:13 pm

:O you’re famous!!
If I was mega rich, I’d order a copy to England – but I think that’d be a bit much :s But seriously, congrats!!


9 Meg May 21, 2010 at 3:13 pm

How exciting! I can’t wait to buy the magazine!!!


10 Tay May 21, 2010 at 3:16 pm

I’ve always wanted to submit my story and now I’m inspired to! Can’t wait to read yours!


11 Jenny May 21, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Congrats on Shape! You are quite the success story:)


12 hundredtenpounds May 21, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Congrats! How exciting!


13 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday May 21, 2010 at 3:25 pm

Way to go getting into Shape magazine! How awesome!


14 thelifeoferin May 21, 2010 at 3:27 pm

AHHHH CONGRATS!!! i love reading the success stories, they are really inspirational! I can’t get the mag here in Sweden but I often read the success stories online if I need a bit of motivation. I will look out for you!


15 Dori May 21, 2010 at 3:28 pm

Congrats on being in Shape!!! You look so sexy and strong! Your Mediterranean Nachos look AMAZING.


16 Lexie May 21, 2010 at 3:28 pm

AHHHHH! I have to go get one. I hope to be a shape success story someday too :)


17 Rachel May 21, 2010 at 3:31 pm

You look fantastic!


18 Melleah May 21, 2010 at 3:37 pm

That’s awesome you’re in Shape! Congratulations on your success!


19 Kiran May 21, 2010 at 3:41 pm

Wow! Amazing! Congrats Meghann :)


20 sweetandsweat May 21, 2010 at 3:41 pm

This is so awesome! Congrats, you look amazing!!
And wow at your brother’s pot failure. I didn’t know that they could do that! Good luck at the dentist’s office too :)


21 Hangry Pants May 21, 2010 at 3:43 pm

Congratulations! It looks great. I can’t wait to see it in person.

That is silly about the workouts though. Not your fault, at all, but totally misleading.


22 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) May 21, 2010 at 3:57 pm

SO COOL MEGHANN!! You look great in that photo–esp. love the grin :)


23 Carla May 21, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Wowwwww! Congratulations! If only they had mentioned your fabulous blog! And yes, KK looks awesome, that is totally my ideal – not into the Kate Moss look!


24 thewhatkateateblog May 21, 2010 at 4:03 pm

You look gorgeous in that photo! Congrats on your article!


25 ellaroo88 May 21, 2010 at 4:06 pm

Congrats I think I’ll buy a copy just to see you :)


26 j May 21, 2010 at 4:10 pm

ACtually I always hate the cover of Shape. A body like that is just not viable to the average woman- celebrities like Kim are capable of hiring personal chefs and trainers to achieve that kind of look. I think it sends a very negative message about what an “ideal” body is.


27 Kristen May 21, 2010 at 4:19 pm

How inspiring! I can’t wait to read the article in full. You are practically a celebrity 😉

BTW, that’s how I found your blog…I read it in a mag, but I cannot remember which one now…???


28 Hayley May 21, 2010 at 4:28 pm

Awesome, Meghann. Love the pic of you running!


29 emily May 21, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Congrats, that’s super exciting!


30 Jenna May 21, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Congrats on making the magazine! I can’t wait to go and pick it up. You look beautiful!


31 nicole May 21, 2010 at 4:43 pm

Way to go! I read SHAPE every month and I’ll look forward to getting it! SHAPE magazine is my favorite fitness magazine out there-it has some great advice!What an honor it must be to be featured in it. Congratulations!


32 biz319 May 21, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Congrats! Your the second person I “know” to be in Shape! I’ll have to pick up a copy!

My friend Jen at has her photo shoot tomorrow!

Sorry about the dentist at 4:00 on a Friday – at least Derek is in town!


33 Julie @ Wearing Mascara May 21, 2010 at 4:58 pm

AHHHHHHHH!!!!!! :-)

Okay, not gonna lie, I remember you tweeting about this a few months ago and have been waiting for the June issue! SO glad it’s finally here! CONGRATS! You are such an inspiration. I really hope you know that. Happy weekend! What an awesome thing to celebrate :-)


34 Andrea May 21, 2010 at 5:09 pm

Congrats on your debut in Shape!

Also, I have to disagree on Ms. Kardashian looking hot. Way overdone.


35 Erin May 21, 2010 at 5:24 pm

Wow, how exciting. Congratulations–you should definitely stock up on a few copies! 😀


36 skinnyrunne May 21, 2010 at 5:38 pm

congrats! what a cute pic of you running. you are definitely famous in my mind!!


37 shelly May 21, 2010 at 5:41 pm

Congratulations on getting your story in Shape! I don’t read many magazines but I love that one!


38 Julia May 21, 2010 at 5:52 pm

Wow, congrats! That’s a pretty awesome achievement!

I’m sure we will be seeing/reading more about you. . .




39 eatmovewrite May 21, 2010 at 5:57 pm

That’s so exciting! Congrats!


40 theprocessofhealing May 21, 2010 at 6:38 pm

Congrats on the magazine girl, that is AMAZING!!!!
Awww Derek is for SURE a keeper!


41 clairedille May 21, 2010 at 6:40 pm

Congrats on being in Shape Mag lady! You look great…and Derek definitely seems like a keeper!


42 Erica May 21, 2010 at 6:43 pm

So cool! Congrats! You look FABULOUS!


43 Danielle May 21, 2010 at 6:51 pm

Congrats Meghann!! You should frame it 😀


44 Bethany May 21, 2010 at 6:59 pm

Congratulations! You look great!


45 Kilee Johnson May 21, 2010 at 7:05 pm

How exciting to be featured in a magazine! Great job and he does seem like a keeper!


46 Jocelyn @ Peace.Love.Nutrition May 21, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Thats so awesome!! congrats girl


47 missyrayn May 21, 2010 at 7:20 pm

That’s so cool. I want to submit my story to Shape but I’m scared.


48 Melissa @ For the Love of Health May 21, 2010 at 8:45 pm

oh my Goodness Meghann- that is sooooo awesome! How very exciting! Congratulations- that is such a great accomplishment


49 spabettie May 21, 2010 at 8:58 pm

Congrats to you, that is incredibly exciting! I recently found your blog and LOVE your inspiration, stories and recipes :)

Enjoy your sweet success!


50 runningwithsass May 21, 2010 at 9:05 pm

oh my gosh that is so awesome!!! congrats!!!


51 Nicci@NiftyEats May 21, 2010 at 10:56 pm

So exciting, I can’t wait to my new issue comes in the mail. I love reading the success stories! You look great, cute picture too.


52 Danielle May 21, 2010 at 11:27 pm

GO YOU!!!!! Picking up my copy ASAP :)


53 Hillary May 21, 2010 at 11:27 pm

How fun! Was the photo taken when you asked us b/w the blue and green tops? ; )


54 Melissa S. May 21, 2010 at 11:43 pm

Congrats meghann! I’m so proud of you for being featured! i can’t wait until I get my issue to see it myself!


55 tasha - the clean eating mama May 22, 2010 at 3:03 am

That’s awesome! Congratulations!


56 Courtney (Pancakes & Postcards) May 22, 2010 at 7:45 am

Congrats Meghann! AWESOME article! Our stories are really similar… except I haven’t reached the end of mine yet :) someday!


57 dianacheung May 22, 2010 at 9:46 am

OMG CONGRATSSS. Although I don’t like that KK is on the cover (she promotes weight loss supplements) I’ll be happy to read about your story in it!! I feel like I “know you” so that’ll be neat!! BTW I want greek now!


58 imperfectlyperfect1 May 22, 2010 at 10:42 am

Congrats, Meghann! I can’t wait to get my latest issue of Shape to read your story! Love the pic!


59 Sarah (Enjoying One Meal at a Time) May 22, 2010 at 12:53 pm

That’s so exciting! You look great in that picture!!


60 Sarah May 22, 2010 at 2:52 pm

You look great in that photo! And those nachos? They sound tasty (and easy to recreate).


61 kirsten May 22, 2010 at 9:35 pm

congrats Meghann! That’s my favorite part of the magazine too! I can’t wait til this issue comes in the mail! :)


62 poiseinparma May 23, 2010 at 9:21 am

I was just interviewed for Women’s Health for their You Lose, You Win feature. I understand your gripe about the inconsistencies, as I’m interested to see just how my feature turns out. I hope I get a photo shoot like you did! Congrats again.


63 hungryforbalance May 23, 2010 at 9:52 am

Congrats on the article! Your story is an inspiration so I’m sure it’ll be great for women all over the country to read about it. Cute pic too :-)


64 pursuitofhealthfulness May 23, 2010 at 5:20 pm

Way to go, Meghann! I love that Shape Magazine shows it is fun to be healthy! You are a great person to personify just that concept!


65 Anne P May 23, 2010 at 8:40 pm

This is SO exciting!!! Congrats :) You look great in the picture!


66 Gwen May 24, 2010 at 1:19 pm

SUPER exciting! I can’t wait to get my copy in the mail!


67 Monica C. May 24, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Meghann, you are awesome! You have such a cool life! Congrats!! :)


68 Katie G. July 9, 2010 at 10:55 am

So I must have missed this post when it came out….and I totally opened up my Shape magazine at the gym yesterday and thought…I think I know that girl (well, don’t know personally, but know your blog!)…my boyfriend thought I was crazy but when I said “It’s Meghann!!!!” Great story! Hope to see you in future articles!


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