Losing over 45 lbs and more than 20 inches, Nicole Szynski is an incredible example of what can happen when you commit to a healthy lifestyle for the long term. For Nicole, fitness has allowed her to become the best version of herself. Check out how she did it!
I am 27 years old and currently work as a nurse in clinical informatics. I eased into fitness about four years ago by going to group classes such as Zumba, Pilates and Spinning. After I got comfortable being in the gym and incorporating some exercise into my daily routine, I started weight training. I fell in love with lifting heavy and watching my body transform. I first started working with Julie two years ago and it was one of the best investments I ever made in myself.
Friends and coworkers routinely come to me for tips on how to incorporate fitness into their lifestyle. It is very flattering that they look up to me and see me as a role model. I can’t think of a greater accomplishment than that. I enjoy talking to anyone that will listen about fitness and that was a driving force for me to seek out my personal training certification.
Over the past two years I have worked very hard and I am so proud of how far I have come. I have managed to lose 45 pounds and over 20 inches. Picking out a designated meal prep day per week and ensuring my meals are packed for the week have been crucial to my success. It is way easier to make good food choices when I have vegetables cleaned, cup up and ready to eat and chicken breast already portioned out. I have tuna packets, almonds and protein powder in my desk at work and in my purse for “emergencies” so I always have healthy snacks to pick from if I get hungry in between meals.
I hit the gym around 5 a.m. before I head to work. Getting my workout in before my day even starts is so invigorating and sets the tone for how the rest of my day goes. I feel so accomplished and full of energy.
It has been so thrilling to see my body changing. It blows me away to put my progress pictures side-by-side and see how far I have come. I enjoy being able to mentally and physically challenge myself. There are times when I look at how many pushups I can do without stopping or how fast I can run a mile and I think, “There is no way I can beat this”… and then I do!
To get up on that stage! I am looking forward to competing in my first show this summer.
Living a fit lifestyle has allowed me to be comfortable in my own skin. I love my body and how my clothes fit me. I have so much more confidence in myself and it is evident in the way that I carry myself. Fitness has allowed me to be the best version of myself and that motivates me to keep going.
Receiving a new plan from Julie Lohre is like a kid waking up on Christmas morning. I am always so excited to see what is next because I know it will challenge me and I always see great progress. A lot of people think that dieting is about depriving yourself and always being hungry. With Julie Lohre’s programs, that is definitely not the case. I eat a ton and there is such variety that it makes it easy to make it a lifestyle change versus a diet.
I finally had the privilege to meet Julie in person and she is just so kindhearted and full of energy. There is no downside to working with her; I just wish I lived closer!
Julie Lohre’s Protein French toast! Pretty much any recipe made with Ultimate Muscle Protein is amazing. I have managed to convert many friends and coworkers into UMP addicts over the past few months.
“Fitness has allowed me to be the best version of myself and that motivates me to keep going.”
Online Personal Training for Women Client – Nicole Szynski
Nicole Szynski with Women’s Fitness Expert Julie Lohre
Receiving a new plan from Julie is like a kid waking up on Christmas morning. I am always so excited to see what is next because I know it will challenge me and I always see great progress. A lot of people think that dieting is about depriving yourself and always being hungry. With Julie’s programs, that is definitely not the case. I eat a ton and there is such variety that it makes it easy to make it a lifestyle change versus a diet.