TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY! ALLISON!

 

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.

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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 Blogilates.com! 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.

Love,

Cassey

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

Comments

  1. 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!

  2. 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 !

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

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

  5. 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
    Sarah
    xxxxxx

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

  7. good luck! tell me how it goes: http://www.glitterartfit.blogspot.com 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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? :))

  10. 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!

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

  12. Truly inspiring.. Gonna go workout now lol

  13. 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!!

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

  15. Wow, amazing story!!! YOU GO GIRL!

  16. colleen says:

    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….

  17. colleen says:

    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….

  18. Jennifer says:

    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

    Love,
    Jennifer :)

  19. 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!!!

  20. 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

  21. You look AMAZING!! Way to go on all the hard work and congratulations on the magnificent pay off.
    You have inspired me, lovely lady. :)

  22. That is amazing. Thank you for sharing Allie…my mom is a diabetic and that really motivates me to try and change my future. Wish you all the bestg!

  23. nw this is wat i call truly trulyyyyyy inspiring. Congrats Allie for such an amazin tranformationnnn. I am surely gona b super dedicated from nw onwrds :)

  24. What a beautiful girl! Love these kinds of posts. It really keeps me motivated. I hope to show up on here once I feel confident about my body. :) Thanks Casey!

  25. Wow! I am really inspired right now. Losing weight is a very tough job! Those who are really determined to get serious working out will succeed. Anyway, congratulations for a job well done! You will be one of my inspirations! Thanks a lot! :-D

  26. Crystallu says:

    *~**~*~*WOW CONGRATS GIRLY!*~*~*~*~*
    Im on day 4 with the Blogilates April Calendar and I gotta say its effing HARD! I just jumped right in, doing all of the videos. I always find myself getting so mad at Cassey lol but I know she means the best and thats why I stick with her. I wish everyone that best of luck. And a HUGE THANK YOU to you CASSEY for getting my butt of the couch in the mornings. Sending lots of love and positivity your way ^_^

  27. Jamie Downing says:

    Wow! Congrats on the weight loss! You are really an inspiration to so many others that want to be a better version of themselves!

  28. Such an inspiration! Allie U are a Role model :-) / Best wishes from Sweden!

  29. Such an inspiration!! Allie U are a Role model/ Best wishes from Sweden :-)

  30. Allie, congrats!!!! You are amazing, beautiful & such an inspiration. Thanks for sharing your story.

  31. maria carolina says:

    GREAT JOB! CONGRATULATIONS!!! =D I’m so happy for you!

  32. Awesome progress (: just happen to come across this and notice you’re from Norwalk. I’m from Stamford (; small world. I’m down 60lbs so far, Lots to go, good luck with the rest of your journey!

  33. Awesome progress (: just happen to come across this and notice you’re from Norwalk. I’m from Stamford (; small world. I’m down 60lbs so far. Lots to go, good luck with the rest of your journey!

  34. Woah, such an inspirational story. You go chica, that’s amazing. Keep up the good work!! :D You look fab.

  35. You look amazing! High Five!

  36. omg its so great to see the progress of others….i finished another day of the April calender…and i think my muscles are just stiffening up…LOL….i’m hoping for some progress of my own soon :))

  37. Christine says:

    I LOVE before/afters! The transformation stories are so inspiring! Keep the coming!

  38. woah you look beautiful! congrads!

  39. Wow, way to go girl, you look AMAZING!!!! A truly inspirational story, and a great message: it really is all about the power of your mind, and Allie you’ve shown us just what that can accomplish. All the best, and congratulations! :) <3

  40. jackie o. says:

    Your so lucky to have that kind of man! I wish my fiancee would work out with me!! Keep up the good work!!!

  41. AWESOME story!

  42. Congrats Allie! You go girl!

  43. congratulations allie!!!!!!!!!

  44. Hi cassey and following readers,
    Just by doing blogilates video will lose weight?
    On top of that do I need to do anymore like jogging etc to lose weight?

  45. Wow Allie, you look so good!! Congratulations on your hard work, you are proof that it pays off!

  46. Congratulations Allie! You are a hard worker, you are going to achieve everything you want! Keep going & train like beast to look like a beauty ;) xx

  47. Wow, that is amazing Allie! You’re truly an inspiration and I got so happy reading your text and seeing that you’ve made those results, keep up the good work! :) I think your diet is really good, because it doesn’t say “no carbs” or anything like that, so many people get caught up by LCHF (low carb, high fat) but that’s wrong, since we need good carbs if we’re going to work out, right? :) You’re such an inspiration! Hugs from Sweden, I’ll make sure to follow your journey on Instagram!

  48. Allie,
    CONGRATS! You go girl!!!

  49. Elizabeth says:

    Allie, you are such an inspiration! Your story is so motivating and absolutely incredible! Keep up the hard work! Your story inspired me to work harder to achieve my goals (:

  50. Great tip Allie, will keep that in mind for may :-)

  51. Allie, you go girl! What an awesome accomplishment! That sure motivates a lot of us to keep working hard and pushing to achieve our goals. I’m especially impressed that you learned from watching the videos on your iphone!

  52. This was truly motivational!! I must confess I do more watching of Cassey’s vids than actual doing. I recently lost 15lbs from being sick and losing my appetite. While the number on the scale is so close to my ideal, I can’t even walk for 2 miles without wanting to take an extended nap. So now I understand the importance of being fit and losing weight the healthy way. This was needed encouragement to dust off my yoga mat and DO IT!

    GOOD JOB ALLIE!!

  53. Woohooo! Go Allie!!! Thank you so much for sharing your story. You have inspired and motivated me to keep on going :) you’re amazing and you can totally reach your goal… Cassey you really need to do a Portland Oregon meetup ;)

  54. Congrats!! That is SO inspiring and truely shows you can do anything you put your mind too! Keep going <3

  55. Katherine says:

    Wow…My hat’s off to both you AND your husband. Very impressive that he does those videos alongside you. I wish you both great success in your endeavors. You’ve got this!! <3

  56. I wish you good luck and I believe we both can do it! Glad I am not the only one, if you want some support you can follow me at crystal @CrystalDrWhoFan on twitter. Only if want some extra encouragement! I wish you good luck and you are right we both can do it!

  57. What an incredible transformation Allie ! All of this work and sweat you put into to be lean and beautiful as ever ! We should all b proud for havin someone as great as Cassey ! :)

  58. I started with her beginner videos until i got the calendar! I thought the same thing when i started but i find myself excited with new videos… when a part in the video came that I couldnt do (burpees are a great example) id substitute it for jumping jacks or squats. :) You CAN do it… train insane or remain the same!! :):)

  59. This is awesome! I love reading triumphs like this! It’s shows how strong us women really are! :)

  60. WOW! That is so impressive. 20 pounds after just one month of doing the calendar?! I haven’t been following the calendars because I didn’t think I could handle it, but this is seriously inspirational…

  61. Totally made me tear up! I have been working out with Cassey since October but keep having to take breaks for several days or sometimes weeks because life happens (especially with 4 kids!). With at least 50 lbs to go, you will be inspiration to not give up!! Thank you for sharing your story, Allison…I can’t wait to see your progress!!!

  62. Wow, you are so inspirational!! I have a florida holiday coming up in 107 days!! I’ve been doing the 30 day shred 11 days left and lost 9.5lbs so far and 16.5 inches of my whole body! I will be starting Blogilates on the 5th May!!!

    Come on Cassey work your magic on me too!!

  63. That is so awesome! You go girl! That gave me motivation to get off my butt and go do today’s workout :)

  64. Wow. You are a great inspiration to all of us popsters out there! You look incredible, Allie. Keep up the hard work, girl!!!

    Xoxo

  65. Christen says:

    That is incredible! Way to go, Allie! You are an inspiration. :)

  66. Puffy eyes says:

    OMG you are great!

  67. Absolutely amazing! Allie, you are an inspiration to us all, and proof that the hard work will pay off! :)

  68. Amazing job, Allie!! Your story is inspiring for everyone!!

  69. Congratulations, Allie! You are incredibly inspiring. Thanks for sharing your story.

  70. WOW,
    that is awesome! The way your body has changed! Keep it up girl,update us all in a few months!

  71. I feel the exact same way about the calendars!!! They are intense and I’ve just been too scared intimidated and lazy:( about doing them. But I’m gonna do next months! And I can’t wait to see results! And to become stronger. I am overweight too. We can do it!!!

  72. Allie,

    Thanks for sharing! My husband and I both need to loose 100 lbs. We were trying it on our own. Tossing in an extra long walk with the dog, a video, or a bike ride here and there. We had already cut prepackaged foods and anything with high fructose corn syrup. Substituting it all with fresh fruits and veggies. That helped us gain more energy but the lbs. were not coming off! The last day of March I happened upon blogilates and got the April calender! It is nice to hear a success story that was in the same boat as I am now.

    As far as the videos go, I think we are more often flat on the floor barely able to do one rep of some moves or barely able to get into the starting position let alone do whatever move comes next! We are finding it terribly difficult to do all the videos everyday, but I figure that’s the goal and we’ll work up to it! Each day we try it gets a bit easier. I also thought my hubby would scoff at the videos, but he’s game! Does not matter that it’s called bikini bod, prom dress workout, or backless dress workout. He’s there trying it all with me! (Though Cassey, you should grab a guy friend to do a video with you for all those guy followers you have!)

    Thanks for sharing you story, reassuring me that our goals can be met through blogilates! Maybe Cassey will head on over to Phoenix sometime and I can get to go to one of her meetups!

    Congrats on all your hard work!

  73. Gretchen says:

    THank You For Sharing With Us Allie! YOU Just Inspired Me To Get Off The Couch And Change My LIfe. You Are BEautiful!

  74. Congrats, Allison! It must have taken so much dedication and willpower to work at this for 7 months straight-I really admire your determination. You look great! Best of luck as you work toward your fitness and health goals :)

  75. Totally inspiring! I have been scared to try Cassey’s calendar(been doing her beginner videos) but I might do her May calendar. Since I am overweight I thought calendar was beyond my level. Looking to forward to may(kinda scared though)! Love these transformations , it is so inspiring!

  76. Allie, you are such an inspiration! Congratulations on achieving such amazing results! I know you can reach your goal in no time :)

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