I am writing this letter to tell you how much I truly appreciate all you have done for me. I was a very thin build my entire life, weighing between 120-126. A few years ago I started putting on a pound or two here and there but never really thought anything of it until it consumed my life! It wasn’t until I went to LA with my husband last April that I realized how out of control my weight had become. I met a celebrity in a restaurant and took a picture with him. I will never forget how fat I looked. I even put it on Facebook with the caption, “I’m really not this fat, it’s just the picture”, but the truth is I WAS! I weighed 154!
I have never been so miserable in my life! I sold all of my size small clothes at a yard sale and was buying size large in everything. Sometimes the large was even too tight. I hated myself. I was so depressed. How could this happen to me? I had been modeling and acting my whole life and now I was too embarrassed to even accept a job. This was not me! But I didn’t know what to do. I was already cooking healthy, or so I thought. The word “gym” was a curse word! I lived by the fact that I was skinny my whole life so I would never need the gym.
I will never forget the first day. I saw you and thought I’m going to die in this class if I even stay after the first week. Truth be told, I felt like dying after the first class but then something happened. I actually started to enjoy it. It was nothing like I expected. You were not a drill sergeant but someone who seemed like they actually cared about us. You took the time to help someone like me who has never set foot in a gym and really teach us what your body can do if you put your mind to it. My favorite part of the class was the nutrition. I always thought I was a healthy cook and for the most part I was, but what you taught me was invaluable! Just the fact that you took the time to cook something for all of us to try meant the world to me.
In closing, I just want you to know that you have changed my life forever! Since meeting you, I have lost 12 pounds and have built muscles that I didn’t even know I had. My stamina is amazing. I can do things now that I wouldn’t have even attempted before. I have even bought my own set of weights for the house. Now when I go clothes shopping I love it! I’m back down to a size small! My confidence is back as it was when I was 20. As you would say, “Whoop Whoop”!
Nicole, I truly thank you for a life changing experience and you will always have a place in my heart! I love you.
– Lisa B.