What was your life like before working with Nichole?
I was not in a happy place when I first found Nichole. I had just had my hip replaced and to occupy my time I was stuffing my face with whatever I could get my hands on. I couldn’t move my body because I was on crutches and I just felt terrible. I never lost the weight I gained when I was pregnant and it just kept coming on. I was sick of having to eat to survive and never wanted to look at food, yet I still kept shoveling it in. I hated the way I looked and acted. I just lived with a lot of hate.
What specific things about your health were a problem? (energy, sleep, weight, mood, pain)
I would sleep my days away as much as I could because I didn’t even like to be awake to deal with what I was going to eat or watch on TV that day. My weight was causing more pain on my bones. I was grumpy all of the time and took everything out on my then boyfriend and family. I also felt like I was letting down my family. I’m the only one that has ever had weight issues and I felt like a failure since I started gaining at 10 years old. I felt like I would never be good enough for anyone.
Describe your frustration, how did you feel about those things?
I did not like being mean all of the time, but I didn’t know how to change my life. I felt stuck with where I was at because no matter how much I changed my eating patterns in the past, my weight hardly changed, and if it did, I would gain it all back and then some. I couldn’t get any exercise in because I was bound to the couch with crutches. I wanted to start enjoying my life again. I wanted to do things for ME again, not just for my son or my then boyfriend. I wanted to look forward to eating again and not feeling like complete crap after I eat a meal.
What did these problems interfere with the most in your life?
These problems interfered with EVERYTHING. I did not have a good relationship with my then boyfriend. We were just going through the motions. I was so ashamed of my habits, how I felt and how I looked. These problems made me want to stay inside and not see anyone, in fear of judgement that I had gained weight.. again. I stayed in my little shell where I festered in my own misery and hatred.
What were you skeptical about when you were asked to try the her program?
I wasn’t skeptical about a single thing. I was so sure that Nichole was the answer I needed that I tried EVERYTHING to convince my then boyfriend to let me do it. I eventually decided to make my own little money on the side, just to make it happen, because I knew this was it. I was so drawn to the fact that there was no meal plan or exercise schedule. She was genuinely interested in helping me with my mindset, with my issues that I’ve been trying to fix on my own for years.
What specific things did you notice after starting the program and how long before you noticed them?
I noticed that I loved eating again, within days. I was looking forward to my green smoothies that I became absolutely addicted to. I was excited go out and walk around my apartment complex, even on crutches. I started accepting myself for who I was. I felt myself emerging from my dark life that I was living. I did a bit of forgiveness work and just felt the weight come off of my shoulders. Eventually I was able to deal with life’s issues without running to the pantry to eat something that would make me feel terrible. When I started loving myself for who I was, everything else just seemed to fall into place. I got myself out of an unhealthy situation. I restarted my massage business and started a new online one. I was living life on MY terms, and still am. 🙂
How is Nichole’s programs different from ones you have tried in the past?
Nichole’s program is unlike anything you will ever find. Instead of focusing on calories in, calories out, or strict diet and exercise, she teaches you to love yourself for everything that you are. Once you finally find that love for yourself, you want to take care of yourself and thats when the eating well and movement just come naturally to you. The transformation you will go through is incredible and life changing. And the support in the Facebook group will help you through any obstacle you end up facing with no judgement whatsoever. I’m so overwhelmingly grateful for the friends that I have made and the support I’ve received from everyone. And Nichole is so uplifting.
If someone who was really important to you was on the fence about doing the program, what would you tell them?
I would tell them to just shut up and do it. The life lessons and tools you gain from this program are about more than just losing weight. Teaching you how to love yourself is the most amazing thing someone can do for you. Everything in your life just comes together and you will be so much happier. The weight loss and feeling great are just side effects. If you are truly ready to dig deep and work hard on yourself, this will be the most incredible transformation of your life, and you will love yourself for doing this for YOU.
Overall I feel like I came farther than I ever thought I would. I am so proud of myself for working so hard and for finally loving ME.
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