June 28, 2020

Episode 23: Meredith Atwood - Former attorney turned author, podcaster, speaker, Ironman triathlete, and coach

Episode 23: Meredith Atwood - Former attorney turned author, podcaster, speaker, Ironman triathlete, and coach

Today’s guest is Meredith Atwood. Meredith is a former attorney turned author, podcaster, speaker, 4x Ironman triathlete, and coach. In her own words, in 2010, she was out of shape, addicted to alcohol, seriously overweight, and lost in her own mind,


Today’s guest is Meredith Atwood. Meredith is a former attorney turned author, podcaster, speaker, 4x Ironman triathlete, and coach. In her own words, in 2010, she was out of shape, addicted to alcohol, seriously overweight, and lost in her own mind, body, and world. She then found the sport of triathlon and at the time had no idea how much of a life-changer that would be for her. Little by little, she overcame some big things including quitting alcohol and the legal profession. Today, she shares her story and knowledge through her writing, podcast, speaking, and coaching to help transform the lives of others. In this interview, we get into her origin story and life as an attorney, the Spark that provided the momentum for her to turn her life around, competing in triathlons, her podcast and published books, and all things personal growth and self-discovery.

Timestamps

00:02:30 Adjusting to the pandemic situation

00:04:34 Where she grew up, weightlifting days

00:09:30 Becoming an attorney

00:14:25 Living an unhealthy lifestyle

00:18:03 Her Spark

00:22:46 First triathlon and first Ironman

00:34:19 Using her story to serve others

00:38:09 Writing her first book

00:41:32 The self-help industry

00:47:55 The Same 24 Hours Podcast

00:52:07 Nonsense

00:56:46 The dangers of definitive statements

00:59:26 Ultimate fear in modern society

01:01:32 Her driving force

01:04:45 Advice for people looking to become healthier and fitter