Nicol aka "Nic" is a mother, product designer and fitness professional (NASM, CPT/PES) living in San Diego, CA. Nic'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. Nic 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."
Nic has re-created SeeNicRun Love, Life and Fitness to encourage and inspire women to face their daily challenges in love, life and fitness head-on...with and without fear. Let's help each other create a stronger, healthier lifestyle with one sneaker, one prayer and one piece of kale at a time!
After each pregnancy, losing the weight was an interesting challenge
Baby #1, I was a young 27 year old woman and not as active as I would like to have been. I was scared the baby would fall out if I did too much, so I packed on the pounds quickly. I gained 65 lbs and soon after the pregnancy, it took about 6 months for the weight to drop. Hey, I was young but I wasn't healthy either. I lost my appetite and didn't take care of my body for quite some time. Ladies, you have to listen to your doctors, eat smart and take care of yourself you can take care of your baby.
Baby #2 was challenging mentally and physically. I was always sick and couldn't keep food down. I gained around 35 lbs with this one but she was also a bigger and more active baby. It took about 2 years to get the body I really wanted and as you can see, it is possible. If you want to be healthy and strong, be healthy and strong! Exercise with and without the baby, eat the right foods and take care of yourself mentally and physically. It can be done and you don't have to be skinny to get the body you want. Your goal should always be "healthy and strong"!