1. Your name, title, and age? What do you do (or did you do) for a living?
Megan Lubin, Founder of His Middle Name, age 35. I work in Oncology Research as a Clinical Research Coordinator via Regulatory Affairs. I love it and it fulfills me in so many ways.
2. Who was the person that inspired you as a child to eat healthy and stay fit? What was their relationship to you?
I was raised to eat well and appreciate food and presentation. I have a big family, and always ate dinner around the dinner table as a family. I also was involved in gymnastics and track & field growing up, and had three sisters to look up to that were great athletes and personal role models for me.
3. What did they do to inspire you?
My parents are smart and educated people, and they always pushed me academically and professionally. My mom was one of my biggest cheerleaders when it came to me pursuing my dreams and keeping my goals within reach. My sisters and brothers also provided a great sounding board and inspired me with their own achievements in life. That inspired me to push myself and to have a work ethic at whatever it was I wanted to pursue.
4. How did their lesson change your life?
I think the most important lesson I learned at home was to value myself and my family. I also think life is about finding a balance. Health is so important, but it’s not just physical. We live in such a fast world today, and mental and emotional health is just as important. You have to take care of yourself in every way.
5. Do you convey their message to kids in your life presently?
Yes, I do! I have a son that is the light of my life, and my husband Brad and I are very conscious when it comes to his well being. He was born three months premature, so his health is of the utmost importance. He is so engaged with the world around him because we read to him, play with him and make sure he eats nutritiously. We get teased (lovingly) by family and friends about him not being allowed to eat sweets, but he’s healthy, loves veggies and is smart as a whip, so we must be doing something right!
6. What would be your main message to children today to lead healthy lifestyles?
Experiment with food! Try eating different things, different textures, flavors and spices. It’s important to eat well and develop a positive relationship with food at a young age. It’s never too early to start healthy habits. Also, some of the best memories I have as a child was just being outside playing and exploring. Get outside and get dirty!!!
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