Hey POPsters!

Today is another edition of Transformation Tuesday where I will feature an inspirational POPster from our community who has shown drive, strength and pure determination to keep going everyday! These are the qualities that will help you succeed no matter whether you are looking to lose weight or just do something you could never do before like a pushup. Today I have the pleasure of introducing to you Allie from Connecticut!! I met her at the NYC Blogilates meetup and I clearly remember her walking up to me eyes filled with tears. I asked her what was going on and she said, “I can’t believe I’m doing this” and started crying. She spilled to me her real emotion and allowed me to look in her eyes to see the journey that she traveled for the past several months. I started to cry too.

Please give a warm welcome to an extremely hard working and inspirational POPster from the East Coast, my new friend, Allie!!

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Before I begin my story. I need to send out a huge thank you. My life has changed & I could not have done it without your help.


My name is Allie. I’m 23 years old, born & raised in Norwalk, CT. I grew up playing sports and dancing. I was always muscular but, still overweight. I tried for years, through vigorous field hockey workouts, to lose weight because my Dad had been a diabetic and I knew it was in my future. After so many failing diets and underwhelming exercises I was introduced to Blogilates.

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Late August 2012 I began my transformation. I googled Blogilates & found myself laying alone in my living room doing these crazy, random, YouTube videos on my phone! :) September came & I had already signed up to! Within a week I received an email about some calendar called #SweatySeptember … I ended up printing my calendar and I completed the entire thing. By the end of September I had lost 20lbs!

I started to notice all of the shirts & sayings that inspired me. After losing the first 20lbs I found myself “eating clean”. My regime was Low Salt; High Protein, all natural.

I continued to follow each calendar, every month. With the encouragement and positivity throughout each video I gained self-confidence & my self-esteem was sky high! Since then, I have become a new person. I can proudly say I have lost 75 pounds in the last 7 months because Cassey got my butt off the couch! :) I finallly did Pilates with Cassey, in a studio, in NYC! Seven months ago, I would have collapsed after Call Me Maybe Squats.

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I do not plan on ending this journey just yet. 75lbs down and I can easily imagine myself losing another 50! Thank you so very much for being the inspiration that gave me my start. Thank you for being my motivation throughout the last 7months. Thank you for being the encouragement I need to finish strong. #TrainInsaneOrRemainTheSame <3

Twitter: @alliemarie_ak47

Instagram: allie_marie_xo

Email: [email protected]

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Wow! Isn’t that amazing? I know for alot of the other transformations I posted, you saw someone go from overweight to super fit. I felt it was really important to show someone who is in progress and in the midst of her journey. I’m so excited to see what Allie will do in the next several months and I will make sure to have her check in with us so we can see. Allie, you are amazing, girl! Keep going strong!!! You truly embody what it means to be a POPster.



If any of you want to share you story, please send to: [email protected]

  • Kristin

    Wow this was very inspiring. This makes me want to push myself to becoming healthier. Thank you so much for your story!! Keep up the good work!

  • Hello there ! I’m a french girl who just begin Blogilates !!!!
    It’s really amazing, I love sweating, doing my best with Cassey, alone behind my TV and I hope it ‘ll work very soon !!!
    Seeing results like this, I’m a over motivated !!!
    See u soon !

  • Nathalie

    You are really an inspiration for me! I’m started now and want to see more of your progress! Keep going ;)

  • Ana

    Love these kind of stories, please upload more… or link up video replies if you have any :) Thanx

  • Sarah

    These stories are so inspirational, I have just carried out the 3rd day of the #ThisismyJuly calender, even though I didnt do all five workouts all together (3am and 2pm) it was worth it and reading these transformations has given me the motivation to carry on for the rest of the month and the future :D
    Thank you Cassey

  • Mallory

    I have been following Cassey’s calenders for 4 months now, I lost 8 pounds so far and definitely have built up my muscle and lost a lot of inches. BUT, I don’t do the entire day of workouts or exercise everyday. I usually workout about 4-5 times a week. Sometimes my life is so busy, I just don’t have time to do them that much – even still I have noticed a change and everyone else too!!! Now I am taking on the challenge to do the 90 day meal plan! Wish me luck!

    Awesome job Allie, keep it up!

    I love these inspirational stories!

    • good luck! tell me how it goes: because i wanted to try it but thought it was too specific and might make me feel bad after the 90 days to not do it anymore. but best wishes to you!

  • Elisa

    These transformation stories really inspire me to move my butt. I am never a fit person. Although not overweight, I always am kind of flabby. But I will try to do this one video at a time, starting from the beginner workout this very day. And also cut the potato chips. Good God, what did I get myself into? :))

    • you’ll be fine. actually, you’ll be better than fine. you’ll be great. Good luck and keep moving!

  • Haley

    I started the blogilates calendar on May 21th, 2013 all through June 11th, 2013. When i realized the calendar was to challenging for me, i found the calendar for beginners. This is my first day on the new one so hopefully by doing this i will ease into the more advanced calendar. Btw i have lost about 3 lbs so far!

  • That is a brilliantly inspiring story. Good on you for taking control.

  • Truly inspiring.. Gonna go workout now lol

  • Lesly

    Wow i just started #JuneonFire and this give me the extra little push i need! I had a really rough day today, i ve gained a little extra weight and everybody seem to notice today. But im not gonna complain I just gonna swet it out!! Keep on going!!

  • Wow. Truly inspiring! You are amazing and have incredible strength to have made this health journey! I wish you much happiness and continued success!

  • Imani

    Wow, amazing story!!! YOU GO GIRL!

  • Jennifer

    Cassey, I don’t know how to thank you. You are amazing. Earlier i used to be quite chubby and overweight, but now I’m getting toned! Thanks to you! xxxxx

    Jennifer :)

    • colleen

      Today is my third day of exercising, I hope I will continue on just like everyone else in the blogilates community, and i hope i will continue to be eating clean.. godspeed to me and to everyone else who’s just like me….

    • colleen

      Today is my third day of exercising, I hope I will continue on just like everyone else in the blogilates community, and i hope i will continue to be eating clean.. godspeed to me and to everyone else who’s just like me….

  • evan

    this story is truly inspirational and it has inspired me to do the same !! I’m starting the may calendar todayand I just finished the first day

    • Ronja

      congrats! Keep on doing it!!! dont give up if you think you cant go on, believe me, you can! and if you do so, you will be sooo unbelievable proud afterwards!!!