Nicol A. Hodges aka "Nic" is a fitness professional (NASM, CPT/PES) and product designer living in San Diego, CA. Nicol's athletic background started in her hometown of St. Charles, MO where she earned her 400m state ranking 3 years in a row. Later, at the University of MO, Columbia she earned 8-Big 12 Track and Field titles and a championship title. Nicol currently continues her love for running by competing in local and national running events.
"My wake-up call was watching family members suffer and pass from diabetes, heart disease and cancer. That's when I decided to take a stand and help others take care of their bodies. I know from first hand experience that when people start to move, they improve their overall health and wellness. The more I learn, the more I am able to teach and help others reach their fitness goals through body, mind and spirit."
Nicol has re-created SeeNicRun Love, Life and Fitness to inspire others to set realistic goals, work hard and build strength mentally, spiritually and physically.
After each pregnancy, losing the weight was an interesting challenge
After each pregnancy, reshaping my body was an interesting challenge.
Baby #1, I was a young 27 year old woman and not as active during my pregnancy as I would like to have been. I was young and so scared I believed the baby would literally fall out. So, I didn't too much of anything. I gained nearly 65 lbs and soon after the pregnancy, it took about 8 months to feel and look somewhat normal. Yet, instead of holding onto the weight I lost weight drastically. I did not have an appetite and would go for hours without eating. Yep, I went the other way and fast.
When you are pregnant, LISTEN to your doctors, EAT SMART and take care of yourself first, so you can be a healthy, active mom.
Baby #2 was challenging mentally and physically. I was always sick and could not keep down food. I gained 35 lbs and boy was she ACTIVE. I was miserable but made it. It took 2 years to physically/mentally feel and look strong again. Ladies, it is possible!
If you want to be healthy and strong, BE HEALTHY and STRONG! Stop making excuses and do the work, pregnant or not. Exercise with and without the baby, the choice is yours. It can be done and you do not have to start out skinny to get the body you want. Your goal?..is to be at your best!