Celebrating Nadia Panaccio! Nadia has achieved phenomenal results during the toughest times of stage 4 lock down here in Melbourne. She joined our 28 Day Kick Start Challenge in June when gyms were able to open for 2 weeks and has continued coaching with us online since stage 4 restrictions were announced. In that time Nadia has lost over 10kg, 18cm from around her waist and 8cm from around her hips.
When Nadia joined us she was a very quiet shy woman, lacking in confidence and struggling to break a smile. Today she oozes enthusiasm, confidence and has the bubbliest personality. It was always there, we just needed to help her unleash it.
She struggled with training, finding it hard to get started, so we started slow and built up from there. In just 4 short months Nadia has gone from extremely unfit, to completing 3 classes in one day, in some instances!
Nadia has participated in Nutrition Coaching as well as her group fitness classes, taking her transformation to the next level.
To say I am proud of Nadia is a vast understatement. She is one hell of a woman, a tower of strength, and an inspiration to us all. Knowing what Nadia has been through over the years in her personal life, and seeing who she has evolved into, is absolutely incredible. It is a testament to her dedication and commitment. Nadia, you are one amazing woman, and I am truly honoured to be your coach. Stay awesome legend!
Here is Nadia’s story in her words:
“Life before Terrific Fitness…where do I even start!?!?! Before Terrific Fitness I was in a pretty horrible place both mentally and physically. I struggled with depression and anxiety in my late teens early 20’s so I knew what my ‘signs’ were; always wanting to sleep, I could sleep away literally the entire day, no motivation to do anything or see anyone. The 24 months prior to joining TF I was back to being this person. There were circumstances and some trauma that lead me back to that dark place. I had people in my life who were toxic, and any chance they got would criticise and bully me. Their main go to was always about my weight. I was 110kg and a size 18. Every day I was felt horrible about the way that I looked and how I felt. To top it off I would eat to make myself feel better and then feel even worse afterwards. I was definitely not an active person, even the thought of physical activity made my heart rate increase!
I got to a point where I needed to make a change, I kept telling myself this but never did anything about it. I finally got to a point where I was actually ready to make that change!
I joined TF as my sister told me about the 28 day kick start challenge, and thought this is my chance to actually make those changes I was always thinking about and I was able to do it alongside my sister, who was already a member.
In the beginning I was struggling to do 2 classes a week let alone 10,000 steps a day. After each class my body would hurt and ache! But I kept pushing. I had all these amazing people supporting me and cheering me on. I didn’t want to let anyone down; I didn’t want to let myself down! Terri had me starting off with 6000 steps a day and increasing them by 1000 steps each fortnight. Today I am averaging over 10,000 steps a day and I’m training 4-5 times a week. I now regularly do a back to back training sessions once a week, and most recently I wanted to challenge myself and completed 3 training sessions in 1 day.
I completed the 14-day nutrition bootcamp. I now know what my body is intolerant to and how to refuel my body properly. I allow myself now to have treats and without feeling guilty about them.
I have been with Terrific Fitness for over 4 months. I wake up now feeling energised. Yes I still have random days where I allow myself to lounge around, but this isn’t an everyday occurrence anymore! Now if by 9pm I’m not close to my 10,000 steps I will make sure that I walk laps of my house until I get to this number! Because I’m physically fitter I find that I am doing more of the things that I used to love to do and finding new hobbies that I enjoy!
When I look in the mirror now I don’t feel ashamed, embarrassed or disappointed at the person who is looking back at me. I feel confident, and I’m so proud of myself for how far I have come and what I have accomplished.
Don’t get me wrong I do have those days where sometimes I really don’t feel like training, but the difference is, now I know what it feels like after I have trained, and that feeling hands down feels so much better than if I was to have sat on the lounge feeling ‘guilty because I didn’t. It also makes it so much easier to train when you have coaches who are so supportive, who give feedback and who genuinely care about their clients and will celebrate your successes with you!
Don’t think about it, just do it! You honestly will not regret the decision.” – Nadia Panaccio