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Laurie Couture’s Transformation

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Spring 2013. I’m 23 years old, and starting a new life as a young communications professional. Spring is always a time of renewal, where everyone wakes up, slowly anticipating the coming of summer. My friends are talking about running, sports, and things I have never been interested in, which suddenly call on to me. But something is blocking me: I never ran more than a kilometer, or spent a whole day on a bike or kayak. I am very active, yes, but I am not in shape. Far from it.

This growing awareness was only a part of many other details of my daily life that were worrying me. I have big projects for my career in communications, and I wanted all the youth and energy that I possess on the inside to emanate from my physical body. In order to do so, there was only one solution: taking charge of myself. I secretly signed up for the I’m Taking Charge 3 challenge, without telling anyone. Once I found out that I had been chosen, I was so nervous! I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to do it, that I couldn’t overcome my fears, and I wondered about what others would think of this decision… I was telling myself: “What if I don’t lose weight, what if I am just built this way and can’t do anything about it?”

Well, I couldn’t have been more wrong! I met my trainer and my nutritionist, and both of them told me that it wouldn’t be easy, but that everything was possible if I put in the necessary efforts.

Within three months, I lost 32 pounds* of fat. I overcame the biggest challenge of my life, that is, doing something for myself, using all my energy and determination. My heart is now healthy, and I have many objectives for the future! I plan on running, but also gaining muscle mass and improving my cardiovascular capacity. I feel young, beautiful, and good about myself, three things that never got to fit together in my case! I will never thank Nautilus Plus enough for this gift of a healthy life and a healthy body.

By Laurie Couture

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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