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Donald Emond’s Transformation

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It seems as if it was only yesterday that I sent my application to be one of the participants of the I’m Taking Charge 3 challenge. When the challenge began, I knew there would be changes, but I never expected I would get such impressive results. I successfully lost 61 % of my starting body fat* without ever being hungry!

Weight loss is a mathematical process: you have to spend more energy (calories) than you consume. When put this way, it sounds really simple! The truth is that it is, but it’s not necessarily easy. You have to be diligent, steadfast, and never give up, but what are 90 days out of a lifetime? I have to be honest though, some periods were harder than others. To me, the biggest challenge was to go from “no physical activity” to 1 hour and 30 minutes a day, 6 times a week.

It was hard at first to follow this pace, and even my body didn’t want to collaborate; not enough energy, back aches, aching legs, etc. In its own way, my body tried telling me that this was more than a challenge, it was impossible… However, I succeeded, thanks to the support of the  Nautilus Plus team of St-Romuald club, as well as the support of my friends and family.

Now that the I’m Taking Charge 3 challenge is over, it’s time for the Staying in Charge challenge, and I am also satisfied of my success on that front. Of course, you have to really want it, but I feel like I have all the right tools to keep going, maintain what I’ve gained, and stay fit and full of energy.

Thank you Nautilus Plus for this new life!

By Donald Emond

Every week, we present a transformation of the I’m Taking Charge Challenge 3 finalist. We invite you to vote for your 2 favorite among the 12 physical transformations of the I’m Taking Charge Challenge 3 finalists. You must choose what you think is the best male and female transformations.

Go to www.nautilusplus.com/contest  to view the videos of all the finalists! By simply casting your vote, you are automatically registered for a chance to win a trip for two valued at $ 2,500 courtesy Voyages Gendron!

You have until noon on February 28, 2014 to vote!

Good luck!

*Disclaimer: Please note that the results can vary from a person to another. Nautilus Plus is not responsible of the validity of the statements in this testimonial.

Karine Larose, M.Sc.

Karine Larose is a kinesiologist, Director of Marketing and Communications and Spokesperson for Nautilus Plus who specializes in fitness motivation. She authored The Guide to Healthier Living, penned the book 10-4 The Healthy Way to Lose 10 Pounds in 4 Weeks and released her third work called Zero Diet: Delicious and Healthy Recipes for Success, all by Les Éditions du TRÉCARRÉ. Karine has launched a series of exercise DVDs entitled 30 minutes par jour pour Vivre Plus and is featured on the ULTIME FIT online platform. Many TV shows and radio stations regularly request Karine’s point of view on physical exercise issues and points of interest.

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