Hard work pays off for Brandon’s Podworny

Darryl Wolski
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For 46 year old Nicki Podworny the dream of becoming a fitness model has come with many ups and downs.

“I battled through depression and felt I had to do something about my weight…I wanted to be a better mother and wife “

Podworny told BDNMB.CA about how she would eat clean and healthy with friends and family but at home would binge eat and seclude herself in a bedroom for 4 days.

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Originally from the Dauphin area, she moved to Brandon in 2012 where she married local entrepreneur Bryan Podworny.  “Bryan and I were about to get married and doing house renovations, my daughter was going to a new school, having to rebuild my business and with so much going on so I turned to food” said Nicki.  At this point in her life, she tried the beach body program and lost 11 pounds.

“Right around 2017 it was a lifelong dream to be in a female body building contest that was drug free but never thought I would have the confidence to do it…without a doubt it was the hardest thing I have done in my life not only physically but mentally”  added Nicki. “I never looked at any other woman really as my competition, I was competing against myself”.

Also as a personal trainer, an interesting comment she made was that “the word PERSONAL is sometimes lost with personal trainers.  It isn’t only about losing weight it is about designing meal plans and what people require to succeed…you can work out until you are blue in the face but if you don’t have your meals and diet in place you won’t have much success”.

Podworny knows what it is like to struggle and can relate to many of her clients. She feels restaurants are doing a better job informing people on what they are eating now and that 20 or 30 years ago we didn’t have the information we have today.

If you are interested in her personal training services you can click on her website or Facebook page below. (costs range from $50 – $57 per session depending on the package you buy)

www.essenzatraining.com

https://www.facebook.com/nicki.tardiff

You can vote to support Nicki as she competes against 30 other women from North America where the winner receives $20,000.00 and is featured on the cover of Muscle & Fitness Hers.

https://mshealthandfitness.com/2020/nicki-podworny?fbclid=IwAR0ZbahcJG0-cQMsF4CKrc4JX4VSU-XwfIn38o-4J2QRbfECQJGUA49U8E4