“My fitness story is full of ups and downs. I was quite fit and lean as a child and young adult but never saw myself as that because, well, as a teenager I constantly heard my mother and my sister, aunts, grandmother, neighbour, and friends talk about being fat. I thought they looked fine. I then had my Russian swim coach tell several of the girls on my team to lose weight. Enter, eating disorder and complete body dismorphia, horrible eating habits and ridiculous ideas about fitness. By the time I was 25 I was extremely overweight, self conscious and unhappy. I did get my eating patterns under control, change my life around and lose 50 lbs, but it took me over 3 years to do it the right way.
When I had my first child some of my old habits returned, but my little guy was so colicy that I spent so mu ch time walking him everywhere that I lost al the weight I had gained and then some. It took me about a year to get to the size I wanted to be. After having my second child it took me almost 2 years. Upon having our third, I decided I didn’t want to wait that long. I started training by myself and did okay but knew I needed someone to be accountable to and someone to make me try things outside of my comfort zone.its kind of funny but sometimes when you make your own plan up, its easier to do the things you like, instead of the things you should do. I saw dramatic changes in a friend from the gym. She looked……looks incredible. She was training with Nichelle, a mom of 4. If anyone would understand how to get me to where I want to be it is this woman. And she did! Boy, did she ever.
I did the 12 weeks to your best shape program and started it when my baby was 11 weeks old and reached my pre pregnancy weight by the time she was about 5months old. Unbelievable! I wore a bikini this summer for the first time in ages, and more importantly, felt comfortable in it. I love how I feel now. I also feel like I could have changed the pattern that I grew up with. My daughters will not hear me talking negatively about my body. I am strong, healthy and beautiful. My energy level is so much higher than it was and with 3 little people to care for that is huge! Thank you so much for everything Nichelle!”
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