Today I want to share with you someone’s story – a story of a young girl who was determined to change her own life. This story is special because I actually met the beautiful Nisha at the Blogilates NYC Meetup. I remember her being so loud and crazy with her big smile and her wide eyes! She kept thanking and thanking me for helping her, but I didn’t realize how young she was and the steps she calculated to transform her life. It’s always an inspiration to see people of any age, any size take a stance and say “OK. This is it. I’m doing it.” But for a person who’s so young, it takes incredible determination. Especially because I don’t think schools teach enough about nutrition.
In fact, when I was growing up I remember getting served hot dogs, mac n cheese, pizza, and fried chicken with whole milk every day! Hahaha. Wow. I’m sure Jamie Oliver has worked to change some of that…but the other problem is…I hated PE! I’m not a competitive sports type of girl and PE really tormented me. The thought of “Am I going to be picked last?” gave me so much anxiety as a kid. I really think PE should be like group fitness classes. They’re FUN and motivating!! I know that I would have enjoyed that A LOT more. Plus…why did they make us wear those ugly basketball shorts and baggy tshirts! Let kids wear cute fitness clothes and they will enjoy working out the way all of us POPsters do :)
Oops sorry for the PE rant but Nisha really brought back memories of school and how I struggled with my weight too when I was in grade school! Anyway…without further adieu…please give a warm welcome to your fellow POPster, Nisha from NYC!
Hi I’m Nisha and im 15. I’ve been following Blogilates for a year now and honestly it is the best thing I have ever done. I actually discovered Cassey thanks to a beauty guru on youtube. The first video I ever watched was 10 min. Intense abs and OMG it was pretty insane and I was hooked on Cassey. She’s helped me lose 39 pounds!!
As a child I was obese and I was very shy and insecure, my fashion sense was terrible too because I hated everything on me. It’s weird though because I was a dancer and did gymnastics on the weekends, yet was obese. My biggest issue was the food, I always thought people had to diet to lose weight and I hated the idea. I was on and off with actually exercising until I found Cassey. I stuck to it because of her positive attitude and how she is just so cheerful, motivational, inspirational, and just amazing. Cassey made me forget I was even exercising, it felt like I was just with a friend.
I started my journey in late 8th grade and i was 147, now i am in 10th grade and 108 pounds! I first started just by working out and eating like I normally do and I started to lose weight. I was so happy but I decided that I need to get healthy too. So I started EATING CLEAN, not dieting! My life and the way I feel has completely changed and I just want to thank Cassey so much, without her being with me every step of this journey I would never have made it. Cassey’s support of all the Popsters means the world to me, she is just so inspirational!
After I started eating clean and healthy I noticed such a change in my mood and my hair and skin too. I also noticed that when you LOVE food like me, eating clean just makes you appreciate food so much more and then you enjoy it even more, especially the YOLO meals! You really start paying attention to what goes in your body which is so important because you’re fueling your body so that it can get what it deserves…and I learned that from the best :)
Once again Cassey thank you so much, you are my role model and the best one ever too! This transformation just makes me feel amazing about myself, and I love fashion now because I love my body and the way I look thanks to you :) Please never stop making videos because us Popsters love you and you are our motivation.
P.S. it was amazing to meet you at the NYC meetup, it was better than meeting a celebrity because you have done so much for me and I love you. I also loved the class, it was harder because there was no pause button! Hahaha but it was great!
YAY!!! Nisha you are so inspirational!!! Keep it up and just know that you are motivating millions of eyeballs all over the world. We’re looking up to you :)
PS – If you have a motivational story you want to share with me, please send it to POPsterPost@gmail.com with some before and after pics.