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Transformation Feature: Danielle Nicholas

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Why did you decide to do this bikini transform trainer, what was that ‘AHA’ moment?

My “AHA” moment was when I weighed myself six months postpartum. I liked the number on the scale, but I didn’t like the way I looked. I wanted to be tighter overall and to firm up my butt and arms. I really wanted to see definition in my arms. I said in the bathroom that day, “I’m doing it and giving it 100%, and I will place in the top 10!” From that day and throughout the whole program I kept reminding myself what I wanted to achieve. The number on the scale didn’t matter to me—what I saw in the mirror and how I felt about myself sticking to the plan is all that mattered. 

Why did you choose Tawna Eubanks' Video Trainer over other programs?

When I saw that Kaged Muscle was going to have a program more tailored to women I jumped with excitement! I knew I wanted to be a part of it right away! I knew I needed something to keep me accountable and push me to a different level than ever before. I have completed Kris Gethin’s trainers in the past, but this one was perfect for the goals I had in mind, especially being six months postpartum and wanting my booty tighter and my waist smaller.

What Kaged Muscle supplements did you take while doing this trainer?

Every day I would use Hydra-Charge, fermented BCAAs, fermented Glutamine and the Micropure Whey Protein Isolate. On lifting days I would also add in PRE-KAGED, IN-KAGED, and RE-KAGED. 

Which Kaged Muscle supplements that you used in the program were your favorite and why?

It's so hard to choose a favorite! I love PRE-KAGED because it helped give me the boost of energy and mental focused I needed without a crash or tingles. I also love Hydra-Charge because it made it easy to get my water in and stay hydrated and I love that I could mix my apple cider vinegar with it! 

Can you provide us with a 1-day sample of the diet you personally followed?

 

Early AM:

- Hydra-Charge with one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar

 

Breakfast:

- 2 whole eggs with 3 egg whites

- ½ cup oatmeal with almond milk 

 

Mid-morning:

- PRE-KAGED before workout

- IN-KAGED during workout

- RE-KAGED after workout

 

Lunch:

- 5 oz chicken seasoned with taco spices
- ½ cup of brown rice
- broccoli

 

Mid-afternoon snack:

- cheese stick
- rice cake with peanut butter 

 

Dinner:

- 5 oz ground sirloin

- 5 oz sweet potato

- asparagus

 

 Bedtime snack:

- Micropure Whey Protein Isolate mixed with a dash of cinnamon and water to make a pudding

 

What is the best piece of advice Tawna provided you with during the program?

Trust the process. That the hard work will show, but you must trust yourself and the process. If you’re following what the plan says to a "T," then you will see results. 

What aspects of the trainer challenged you most?

I would say all the glute bridges/thrusts exercise! But, I will say that’s one reason I love this program. It pushed me to do things I liked to avoid. 

What is your advice for others wanting to do this program?  

Have a game plan. Look over the entire program and schedule your workouts. Put it on the calendar as an appointment with yourself. Meal prep is also crucial. If you pre-plan, and your meals are already cooked and ready, you are more likely to stick to it instead of grabbing something quick.  

What are the top three gym music tracks you listened to most during the trainer?

I always had Pandora on—pop and hip-hop power workout!

What tactics helped you overcome roadblocks in regards to family, social gatherings, diet, workout and career during this trainer?  

The main thing I choose to do to make sure I got every single workout done was to write on my calendar. I made a note next to each appointment that it wasn’t an option it was a critical meeting with myself. Having two younger daughters and running my own business there were days I felt like I just had nothing left and thought about just skipping my workout and making it up. However, because of my notes next to the scheduled appointment, I stopped my negative thoughts and got my butt to the gym!


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