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Because I had enough

NATHALIE VIDIS

Is it because I am on the verge of turning forty? Or did I have to meet someone to make me realize that I’m not comfortable in my own body? Probably both. Regardless of the reason, I decided to get back in shape.

I had made my mind about it and was really motivated. I’d had enough, enough of not being able to climb hills with my husband when we went hiking, or not being able to enjoy a day of snowboarding because I wasn’t supple enough, or even having to use the elevator at the office because the stairs left me out of breath. I couldn’t even wear the clothes I liked.

In June 2014, everything fell into place in my mind. I decided to get in shape and transform myself. Since then, I have never stopped, and have always maintained the same intensity! It’s hard to believe that only a few years ago, I was spectator at a half-marathon to cheer one of my friends, and that when I saw the runners going past me, I thought they were so courageous, and even a little crazy for running such an insane distance! I am now one of those loonies who can easily cover the mileage. If you had asked me back then, I wouldn’t even have thought this was possible!

My habits have changed. I no longer drive when I can use my bike instead. My small runs are now anywhere between 7 to 10 kilometers; only two years ago, I could barely run for more than two minutes! I now enjoy sports I wouldn’t even have dreamed about, such as Crossfit and cardio-boxing, and I love it! I also compete in X-Man races. The best part is that I can now go shopping in any store I want, as all clothes fit me!

I am also teaching my daughters, who are both 4 years old, that being healthy means eating nutritious foods and being active. The three of us train every Saturday; they go to their karate class, while I enjoy some cardio-boxing.

 

Nathalie Vidis, is part of the community ”Enformidables” which gathers people who have left their sedentarity lifestyle and inspire us with their great story that motivates us to become an ”Enformidable” too.

Personal Trainer: Stéphanie Gonthier
Nutritionist: Filiz Kabazcki
Center: Samuel Holland

https://www.facebook.com/lesenformidables

*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.

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Les Enformidables

LES ENFORMIDABLES, ce sont des gens qui un jour ont pris la décision de mettre leur santé en priorité et de se prendre en main. À travers leurs témoignages, ils nous racontent leurs histoires, leurs cheminements et leurs réussites. Ce sont des gens en forme. Ce qui les rend formidables, c’est qu’ils ont accompli une chose importante : sortir de la sédentarité. Mais le plus important, c’est que leurs exploits, petits ou grands, qu’ils sont fiers de partager avec nous, puissent nous inspirer pour que nous devenions à notre tour des êtres ENFORMIDABLES.


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