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!!
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.
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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org