When I came to Shape It Up, I was in a very sad place. My third son was nearing his second birthday, and I had not yet lost all of the baby weight. I thought that “Cool Sculpting” was my only hope, so I went for a consultation and learned that it would take approximately $9,000 to make a dent in my midsection, with no results guaranteed. After crying in my car for about an hour, I decided it was time to call in a professional. If anything else in my house were to break, I’d call someone who actually knew how to fix it. I had a realization that perhaps my body was no different.
Nicole was a godsend. She pushed me when I needed pushing and gave me space to heal when I needed that too. I loved having workouts loaded into the app for days we weren’t meeting in person, so that I could fit workouts into my hectic schedule and remain accountable. Through Nicole’s patience and encouragement, I’m down to a weight that I hadn’t seen on the scale since before having children. Having surpassed my original goal, it’s an amazing feeling to know that it’s within my ability to go even further. In many ways, I’m stronger than I’ve been at any other point in my life.
Looking into a mirror used to be a depressing task, but now I feel pretty okay about what I see. There’s no way to put a price tag on regaining confidence, but I definitely feel that my time with Nicole has been worth the investment. It’s hard to realize how much seemingly little things like reluctance to join my kids in the pool or wear shorts in public were holding me back, but having that weight lifted is so incredibly freeing. The best part is that it didn’t feel like some magic trick I surrendered to. Nicole helped me to understand my body and trust the process in a way I feel I can carry on going forward. I can’t thank her enough for all that she’s given me.