Meagan Good has a lot to smile about. She’s married now to Hollywood producer and part-time preacher, Devon Franklin, she also has a best-selling book on her hands, “The Wait,” co-authored with her husband about their decision to remain celibate before marriage. And her big and small screen roles continue to grow, while continuing to look more and more fabulous. The popular actress definitely looks the part of a leading lady, but how does she keep it all together?
Here’s Meagan’s take on how to stay healthy and vibrant and not just be good, but great:
“I work with my trainer Augustina about four to five times a week for 45 minutes a day. We start out on the treadmill and then we do a lot of exercises using my own body weight. My favorite workouts are anything having to do with making my waistline trimmer and toned. My least favorite is any type of pushup! Everybody wants lightning in a bottle, and while healthy things in a bottle do help, you have to do the work to get the results you really want.”
“For me personally, I had to allow God to really work on me because I had a lot of damage and baggage coming into it, and things that I had to work on and I had to face those things head on. I’d never really done that before. So that was the biggest transition for me—facing my fears and allowing God to work it out. A lot of the healing that came was in the relationship, because a lot of it was about acceptance and being loved for who I was. Even when we got married one of the things that DeVon said was, “I love you for who you are right now, even if you never change a thing about you, I love you exactly how you are.” That was good for me because I’d never experienced that before. It was always some type of conditional feeling that even though I felt like I was enough, that the person didn’t feel like I was enough, explained in chapters like, “If I Don’t Sleep with Him, I’ll Lose Him” and “The Problem with Sex.”
“In the beginning I self-sabotaged because there were all of these feelings of unworthiness and not being good enough,” continues Good. “A lot of fear, and seeing how far I can push the person before they give up on me. And he stuck in there with me and literally it’s been the best thing because his love, and the love that God gave him for me, was a huge catalyst to a tremendous amount of healing that I’ve needed for such a long time.”
I try to eat healthy. In the morning, I have a protein shake. In the afternoon I eat mostly whatever I want, I just try to modify it to a healthier choice and a smaller portion—since I still have time to be active if I’m a little bad. In the evening, I stick to baked chicken and veggies.
I think some of the best ways to stay healthy when you have a busy life and career are protein shakes, lots of…