Being in good shape changes everything
Dancing for a little while at a party and feeling sore the next day or going for a hike and feeling exhausted instead of energized is not normal. My physical condition kept me from encouraging my children to become more active. As an active pperson, I was doing yoga, taking walks, and going on bike rides, but I wasn’t in shape.
I wanted the right tools to get in shape and be able to enjoy running, for example. I wanted to be driven and be the one to say “I love running!” I wanted to experience what it’s like to be hungry for more, and prove myself that I could enjoy running and live a full life!
Well, after 8 intense months in the gym, I took part in two events where I ran 5 km circuits. I reached my objectives. Wow! As a bonus, my body is now toned. I used to say I had no arm strength, but now I use all of my muscles to lift heavy things. A year and a half after I started to exercise, I can say that I am finally in shape.
Being in shape gave me confidence. It changed my relationships with my friends and family. I now see life from a different perspective. As for my self-esteem, I no longer have any doubts, and I also realized that I am more obstinate than I gave myself credit for. I am now a disciplined and strong-willed woman. All of this enabled me to inspire my daugther and help her improve her performance. We now go to the gym together!
Michèle Modave, 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: Justin Jarry
Nutritionist: Marie-Ève Nadeau