July 18, 2012
POPstar Story! So Inspirational!
Today I wanted to share with you a motivational story from one of our POPsters, Hayley, who worked her butt off to achieve a slammin’ bod and sparkling confidence. I was astonished at the transformation picture she tweeted me and just had to let you guys hear her story! Through clean eating, working out, and pure drive she’s transformed her inside and outside…please read:
Hi, I’m Hayley! I’m 24 and I admit I am an official Blogilates addict.
I guess I am always someone who has been completely out of shape, the thought of exercising was always just a no no for me. I tried the gym and always felt like people were watching me and I just kept quitting with home workouts because I found them BORING!! I actually remember finding your videos online googling crazy but fun workouts, and one of your youtube vids came up. I watched it and I was like OMG that girl is insane, and to be honest I was super jealous of you!! But it made me think that maybe I could do it as well.
I was at my highest weight of 160lbs and I just wanted to change it. I started following your blog and sticking to your workout calendar I did every video until I knew each word that was going to come out of your mouth, yet I never wanted to mute you. I’m proud to say before I could not do one pushup, and now I can rock them out with you! And also the first time I did your Bikini Blaster workout you actually made me throw up as well. I made it my goal to stick with your workouts and reach my goal by my 24th birthday which was just two days ago.
Sometimes you made my body want to cry I must admit, but you always kept me motivated and focusing on the end goal!! I am now at my lowest weight ever of 125lbs and nothing feels better than being able to put on a bikini and feel beautiful for the first time! I put a few pics on here just because I LOVE THEM and I never thought I would say that!
So thank you so much for making the videos and just being there, because I am truly a new person ♥
Thanks Hayley for being a dynamic part of the Blogilates Community!!! You are a true inspiration to all of us and I commend you for your rock solid drive (oh and rock solid abs while we’re at it.) I am so sorry I made you throw up!!! I haven’t ever thrown up from working out so I guess I have never pushed myself as hard as you have! Be careful – but at least you know the extreme and you know your limits now.
Hayley is a perfect example of what a focused, driven game plan can result in. Even though her physical transformation is stunning, I am not featuring her for her weight loss. I am featuring her because she was able to create that mind-body connection and push push push through tough times to get where she wanted to be. She set a goal, kept her vision close and didn’t let anything get in her way. When people email me and say “Cassey, I want to lose weight but I’m not motivated,” I always say the same thing. “If you want something bad enough, you will figure out how to make it happen.” Hayley definitely figured it out.
Happy Belated Bday girl – I am gonna send you a gift so read your email…I need your address!
If you’d like, please tweet @HayleySummer88 some bday wishes or even questions about her journey – I’m sure she’d love to hear from you guys.
It’s so crazy to me still that Blogilates has sort of become a program, a free program, for people to use to get fit. I never imagined that when I first started out. I just wanted to post a video for my real life students to follow as I was moving across the country. You guys helped build the program actually…asking for meal plans, asking for more cardio videos…you made this yours. So thanks for molding me into a better instructor and for sculpting Blogilates into the perfect plan for you! I honestly don’t have a business plan or whatever for Blogilates – I just kinda go with the flow and listen to you guys. You’re my boss 🙂
I want to start featuring more and more of you on the blog, so if you have pictures and stories, please send them to POPsterpost@gmail.com. If you get featured, I’ll be sure to take care of ya for sharing your story with us with some cool Blogilates swag 🙂
Have a Happy Hump Day!
PS…currently filming some vids for you and taking pics in the new train like a beast look like a beauty shirts! I think you’re gonna love them!!!