August 5, 2011
POPstar of the Week: Renate Meyer from Trondheim, Norway
What motivates you to live a healthy lifestyle?
Well actually the people around me are the ones who Inspire and Motivates me the most!!
After I lost my weight, I got so many positive and amazing comments and feedback from people! And even tho, it’s 3 years ago now.. I still get them but now its mostly consisting of how amazing it is that I have managed to keep my weight and that I have never looked better and I look real fit and strong. And people ask me often about my Diet and my workout routines. And alot of ppl have been motivated by me and inspired to change their lifestyles as well, cause now they see it is fully possible. If I can, of course they can too!
My mom and my dad also are a huge motivational factor for me. They helped me financially to join a health care centre that helped me lose weight, learn how to keep it off, eat right and find other things to enjoy in life, other than food. They are proud of me because I have managed to do what I did and am still going strong. I do it for them!
I also do it for my own well being! I have found a whole new side of myself I never knew was there. I have so much energy now. I don’t find it as hard to get up in the morning. I feel like I am in a disney movie most of my days with birds chirping and myself dancing and singing. Life in general is a lot brighter! I feel stronger and younger as well! And knowing how much better my body and mind are now, I intend to keep it that way until I am 100+++ 🙂
After I found Cassey on YouTube and started using her videos and joined the Blogilates Community, you guys have been a MAJOR inspiration and motivation as well. Always jumping onto the site every morning afternoon and evening to see whats new and just see how people are thriving and motivating and sharing all the love with each other! Now I do it for you too! So thank you all <3
Fave POP Pilates videos:
I LOVE the MuffinTop Video! I still remember the feeling I had, after finally managing to go through just the first move, cause that one is still one of the hardest moves I know of with the POP Pilates videos I have done. And it is still a killer and it always gets me groaning and sounding like an Elephant!
And I also love the Upper Body Workout, because I have always struggled with my shoulders and they get inflamed very easily no matter what I try to do to keep them strong…until I found this video! The last half is amazing for losing up the tensity and strengthen your mobility of the shoulders! Miracle worker!
Now for the Third fave Video.. I am struggling with my decision here so Im just gonna do a 4th as well 🙂 They kinda go hand in hand for me <3
The Saddlebag Shaver one is amazingly fun, and I feel it both in my back, my obliques and my thighs. The Inner Thigh Insanity is one that makes me wanna cry every time I do it, but wow do I feel hardcore when It’s over and it has given me very fast results!