Amazing POPster Transformation! Elizabeth!

Hey POPsters!

I have a special treat for you! Here’s today’s inspirational transformation of the day from your fellow POPster, Elizabeth! Here’s her story.

elizabeth gil 3.21.2012

My name is Liz and I’ve been a Popster for 2 years now! I stumbled upon one of Cassey’s videos when I found myself wanting a healthier lifestyle and the body I’ve always wanted. I had tried to do this many times before, but always failed, and could never figure it out on my own. With the help of Cassey, I now am educated on living a healthy lifestyle, which for me, was my main setback. I quickly become an active member of the blogilates community, listening to Cassey’s advice, watching all her fitness videos and began to realize that abs are made in the gym, but revealed in the kitchen. I needed to change my diet if I wanted to see results. I had eaten the same crap all of my life up until 2 years ago. No more processed garbage and chemicals! I changed my diet to real, natural, nutritious food, which humans were intended to eat. No more binging on chocolate/candy/chips whenever I felt like it.

Changing my diet was the hardest part of this transformation, and I still struggle with temptation every now and again. Going from sweets and fast food, to veggies, fruit and lean protein was a HUGE difference. I hated the taste of everything healthy. Couldn’t stand eating it. I would eat healthy for a week or so, or as long as I could put up eating food that I hated. Then I would go back to my old ways.

I was finally able to overcome this, by changing my attitude, and learning to love fitness and eating clean! I started to feel amazing about what I was putting into my body. All the nutrients, protein and vitamins that I wasn’t getting before, I was now getting. I felt energized and productive. Eating healthy was no longer a chore, but something I enjoyed doing, and felt great about it. I wanted to wake up early every morning just to cook a healthy breakfast and work out. I knew I was doing good for myself, which felt amazing, and this kept motivation me to keep going. It’s truly all about your state of mind!

Pushing yourself to a level that you never thought you could reach feels amazing. I saw my body start to change very quickly as I worked out with Cassey, which motivated me even further. Now, 2 years later, (not a perfect 2 years either, there has been lots of slip ups) I have gone from 145lbs to 112lbs. A total of 33lbs. I never thought that I would ever be this fit, confident and happy with myself. I overcame all of my issues, and anybody who sets their mind to it is capable of achieving what they want.

Thank you so much to Cassey for making all of this possible. You are the best role model any girl or woman of any age could possibly ask for. You have changed the lives of so many. Keep doing what you do, us Popsters love and appreciate you so much. I know you will be a crazy successful celebrity trainer someday :)

MUCH LOVE!!!!!

Liz :)

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Thank you Liz! I am so proud of you! Your hard work DEF pays off…and now you’re a role model to so many :) You guys please congratulate her on her hard work!

Also, you can follow Elizabeth on instagram: @elizabethgiilllll

If anyone has stories or pics you wanna send me, please email it to POPsterPost@gmail.com. Yay!

Keep striving for the best version of you every day!

<3 Cassey

 

Comments

  1. loveyy_pink says:

    You look gorgeous Liz! I am 162cm and was at 50kg. My thigh and butt are flabby and has Cellulite on them. My tummy is starting to get flabby. I feel fat when i wear any shorts as it can be seen from the back. After doing workout for total body and tight/butt workouts for 2 months, I am now 46.5kg but my cellulite are still there. Is it normal? Should I keep doing it?

    • I’m sorry loveyy_pink.. Cellulite has a lot to do with your genes and women skin in general. It’s normal. 90 % of women have it, me included! Don’t worry about it, as long as you’re toned, you’re amazing! And congrats on your progress! Stick with that weight.. any more would make you really underweight. :/

  2. wow so proud of you girl! Totally understand how changing up a diet can really do so much of a difference! I’ve struggled with eating properly for my whole life, and understand how bad the low points can get; for example, I used to walk to the supermarket, purchase two boxes of Special K chocolate cereal and eat both boxes within a day. However, two years ago I started to eat a little less of some of the bad stuff at college because of my class and work load, but I did not get much of a chance to exercise because of my work. However, I started to notice the scale number slowly go down and my clothing started to fit a little less snug. After two years, I have gone down from around 130 lbs to about 107 lbs, but every day is a challenge. I still struggle to not get back into bad habits but I know that I always have a motivational workout (or three) waiting for me and some awesome new inspiring posts form Cassey here!
    Everyday is a challenge, but I know I can face it a little more easily thanks to Cassey!

  3. great job Liz! you’re an insporation so us all! :)

  4. wow that’s a great story!
    I wish I could lose 30 pounds but in three months. I’m 5’2 and 120 pounds. Is this possible?

  5. wow I’m gonna start with the monthy plan today but I’ll go on vacation tomorrow..
    damn it :(

  6. Thanks so much for this. I’m trying to loose some baby weight (he’s 10 mnths now) and hopefully be healthier and in the best shape I’ve ever been in. Before and after pics are encouraging but after a few months its like ok why am I now seeing those kinds of results?! So to hear thats a 2 yr transformation helps keep it in perspective. Took me 1+ to put on that weight, it’ll take time to get it off and get fit. Congrats!! You look fabulous

  7. Congrats! I had a very similar journey as you from 151 lbs at high school graduation to 112 lbs today. Three years of LOTS of ups and downs, but so worth it! Great job!

  8. She looks alot younger and happier!

  9. Congrats to you Liz! by the way my name is Elizabeth too but I go by Lizzie haha :)

  10. I’m having the same problem but your story opened my eyes to something new and I really love how you didn’t sugar coat it and said you had slip ups because that’s exactly how I be. You really inspired.

  11. Congratulations Liz, I am so very proud of you even though I don’t know you at all! You look fantastic! :)

  12. Yay Liz!! I’m really just commenting on this because of the “in search of motivation partners” comments seem pretty “fishy” to me. http://www.blogilates.com/popsters/popstar-of-the-week/popstar-story-so-inspirational on this post the same exact comment was posted. “Hey! i’m 21 years old and I want to find someone to share motivation with…” I read the first comment and was like that sounds like a good idea, and then I read the next one, and decided to google it. Idk if its a scam or not, or if its sincere and just no one has contacted her previously. I’m so down for “motivation partners”, I have my sister and most days it really works, and is thinspiration. Since we live far away from eachother we use myfitnesspal to track eachothers work outs, and calorie intake. If anyone had myfitnesspal.com or the app, add me allieemc2 and we can be motivation on there:)

  13. Keep up the good work Liz! You look amazing! :)
    I’m 18 this year, not fat or anything, but I’ve been procrastinating for a real long time.
    Didn’t really work out for a year, but I made the first move and decided to join a gym the other day.
    there was this trainer who made me go on this weight machine thingy. In the end, I found out that I’m 46 kg but he tells me I’m OVERWEIGHT. OVERWEIGHT!!!!!
    I know I’m really not, but his words just keep going around my mind.
    Now I can’t even eat properly! :’(

    • Hey Aly! I just read your comment and it really struck home with me. Please do not let what this man said go to your head. You are definitely NOT overweight!!!! You are beautiful. All that matters is that you are healthy and are living a healthy lifestyle. This man might have been going according to your BMI which is totally not accurate anyway. I’ve struggled with a lot of anorexic symptoms and I just didn’t want that to happen to you. I just wanted to encourage you and let you know that he’s whack. I hope this helps! Continue living healthy and being exuberant :)

      Love,
      Sarah

    • Yo!!! Sarah is absolutely right, 46 kg – no matter how short you are – is definitely NOT overweight!! I’m not saying you’re underweight, but my sister is a tall, skinny thing and she weighs more than that! You are perfect the way you are, there are some people who tell you otherwise because they’re seriously messed up but you are beautiful the way you are, no matter what weight, and please, what I would do to be 46 kg!! haha lots of love xx

  14. Contact search!i’m 19 and i want to find someone to chat with and share motivation! i’m not happy with my body, i’m not really overweight or anything but i just really would like to lose some and get in better shape en feel much better about myself, i am not going on a diet but just some small changes and makeing sure i don’t snack to much! please email me ( sjelsje_@hotmail.com) to chat with me!
    and congratz Liz! you look absolutely amazing!! i hope i one day look like you!

  15. RaeAnna says:

    Im so happy you lost the weight! You look great! Congrats!!!!!

  16. Hey! i’m 21 years old and I want to find someone to share motivation with, support eachother and just getting to know someone that is in “not so good shape”, and wants to get in better shape, to slim down, and most importantly to be healthy.. i’m not going on a diet, just making small healthy chages in my life, if you want the same things, just E-mail me on (marenstenhjem(at)hotmail.com) telling me what you’re “starting out” with, and what you want to acheve! hope to hear from someone soon! :)

  17. Hi Liz, thats amazing tranform, i jus wish i can be the same! You made my happy tears come…. Jus wish i cud see you in real life and actually feel your abs, i’ve never felt abs or a tone tummy. I need:
    Abs
    Toned tum
    Toned legs
    toned arms
    Toned backside!!

  18. Congrats! I’m finding diet is the hardest myself..especially sugar and carbs..everything I like has both.. wine, pasta, potatoes ..fruit..ugg

  19. This is very inspiring, food is such a temptation for me!!
    But does anyone notice how in the AFTER picture, her right side of her waist looks, I really hate to say this, photoshopped? I’m not saying the picture is fake but that part looks funky, as do her inner thighs. I really hope it isn’t. But even if it is altered, I still find her weight loss inspiring!!

  20. Wow, that is awesome. ^_^ Helps me realize that I can look good as well. =P

    Great job!!!

  21. Go Elizabeth you pushed through you highs and lows like a champ!

  22. Congratulations Liz! This is a great thing to learn so it is a habit well developed into your adult life. Keep it up, you look fabulous :-)

  23. Deedeekh says:

    OMG!! congratulations Elizabeth!! you inspired me and motivated me to work even harder thank you very much and im happy for you and your new healthy transformation =]

  24. Congrats Liz! You are definitely another inspiration to help me along my fitness journey =]

  25. Liz,

    Youre story inspiring! Although I have been eating clean and working out daily and have been beyond inspiration for myself, its still nice to see the other people following the same fitness dream as me. And any advice for the ones that slip up and struggle with their diet; youre not perfect and you will always slip up. Just refrain from hating yourself over it and get right back on track. If you want to be succesful at something you need to stop letting it be an OPTION! Good luck POPsters!

  26. Hey Liz! You look amazing, and you’re so strong to keep going like that!! I find myself going good for a couple weeks, but then wither I travel and my schedule is screwed up, or I stay up too late and can’t get up early enough to work out, so I end up not working out at all for a week. Do you have any advice? Thanks! You’re such an inspiration to all of us. We’re so happy for you!!!

    • Ugh, Marisa–I totally feel ya! It’s like you say, you slip one day and you’re out a week. Sometimes a month in my case! Guess we should just hop right back in with no worries.

  27. You look really good! How did you learn what things to eat besides healthy foods.. Everyone says eat healthy foods but they don’t really into details. Casey you should do a nutrition video and teach what to look Into foods

  28. Congrats Liz! You look awesome!

  29. I am sooo happy for you! And I’m not just saying that, you really have inspired me more to develop and live in a healthy lifestyle. Thank you so much! <3. And congratulations for your transformation!

  30. Well don you! Lovely story and just what I needed right now! When I lost the first five lbs I celebrated and gave myself a sweet treat. Now a week later I am struggling to stop eating sweets and the weight is quickly coming back. It’s nice to read about your progress. I know can do it too!

  31. You look so good !! I’ve been working out on and off for a little over a month now. I see minor changes in my body, but I am so held back by my eating habits! and at times I just can’t seem to find motivation to work out either!! Are there any tips you would have for me Liz?

    Thanks!!

  32. Congrats Liz! You look amazing girl!

  33. Good for you Liz! You look great!

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