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Proof that small and measurable goals actually work

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Small, measurable achievements are definitely worth celebrating, like this one from pumpupapp member tk17: “One year ago I was trying to win a National Guard t-shirt by doing twenty pushups. I did ten and I was so embarrassed that the guard to could one handed pushups and I could barely do ten. I can’t wait to go back and show her how easily I can do twenty.” Her #tbt wins her some #MyResolution #PumpUpSwag, keep her pumped! :)

Transformation Tuesday: Desiree

Progress: it’s more about the journey than the end result, and PumpUp member @dezireeryonna can confirm!

"I was always overweight. I wanted to be ‘skinny’ so bad that I lived a very unhealthy lifestyle to do so. Don’t ever sacrifice your health. I’m doing it right this time, and so can you."

She lost over 60 lbs of her pregnancy weight, going from 189 lbs to 128 lbs by eating lots of protein, complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, as well as fruits and vegetables. She works out from home with 45-60 mins of high intensity interval training.

Cheer her on! She wins some #MyResolution #PumpUpSwag

Check out our full photo challenge.

MyResolution: Give Advice

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What’s the best advice you can give about being healthy? Reblog this photo and share it in your caption! As Oscar Wilde was quoted saying, “The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.”

Here’s sandrafitness’s best advice:
If you are trying to quit, think about how discouraging it would be to look back and feel like you stopped a wonderful journey. Are you willing to risk that? I did (a couple of times) and I can’t express how happy and proud of myself for pushing through. Go and try harder.

Link to our full photo challenge here: http://blog.pumpup.co/tagged/challenge

Transformation Tuesday: Katie Evitts

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Repost or reblog a photo of your favourite transformation from somebody else, be they a PumpUp member or a friend/family member! You will spread positivity and have a chance to win some sweet PumpUp swag! Here’s one of our faves from long-time member Katie Evitts, who transformed her body over the past year! “On the LEFT I weigh 128 lbs, on the RIGHT I weighed 120 lbs. Weight is truly just a number! Focus on loving your body, and not so much on a silly number on a scale”
She’s studying for her Personal Trainer exam, keep her pumped!

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PumpUp member _sierra_ wins our PumpUp Swag prize from yesterday!

#MyResolution: Share your favourite quality

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Here’s an awesome “How You See Yourself” photo project from PumpUp member @katymaty to end off our #MyResolution Day 5 Favorite Quality theme. “Even when look at ourselves in the mirror, we don’t see what’s really there. It’s so important for us to love ourselves, even if we aren’t our ‘perfect’ selves.” What are the qualities that you value in yourself?

Check out the full PumpUp #MyResolution photo challenge here

New Year's Resolutions from the PumpUp Community

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Awesome #MyResolution Posts from Day 1 of the PumpUp Photo-A-Day challenge

Several PumpUp members went above and beyond generic resolutions. Theirs were specific, personal, and inspiring. @mjmartinez86’s photo (top) describes how she’s making resolutions to better herself, try new experiences, and improve upon how she interacts with those around her. @fierce’s cute resolution photo (featuring Disney’s Stitch) describes concrete and tangible goals such as eliminating fast food and saving up more money. Not only will these goals help her to live a healthier and fuller life, she’s rewarding herself as well.

Our winner of the PumpUp swag prize of the day, @rynasaadi wrote down several resolutions for 2015. The ultimate and most important one to her, however, was to stop drinking soda this year. It’s achievable, realistic, and within the parameters of what she can actually do to make a big change. We’re proud of her!

Sticky notes that @hannahds1999 wrote (bottom left) are vibrant reminders that you can paste around your room and carry with you anywhere. She’ll be a dancing queen in 2015, full of happiness, hydration, and exercise.

@Mariasouele’s resolutions all work towards a specific goal. Her first is to organize her life by working towards a degree in computer science, finding a job, and waking up early in the morning. Her second goal is to lose weight, but for specific reasons and goals: to be fit (and have defined abdominals), to be confident (for an improved demeanour to those around her) and to be healthy (for her family). Finally, her ultimate goal this year is to be happy, intensely and immensely, for herself. 

Check out more #MyResolution posts from the pumpupapp by opening up the app!

2015 is my year

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Happy New Year PumpUp! Here’s to a happy and healthy 2015! Congrats on everything: any and all of the successes that you celebrated last year. We’re celebrating with you! We can feel it, 2015 will be YOUR year. How are you going to make it count? Thank you so much PumpUp member @surfysurfy for the awesome photo!

The 12 Days of PumpUp Swag: Day 1 (Smoothie)

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Deck the halls with wonderful #smoothies! PumpUp member lilmisssmiley does it again with this green #SmoothieSunday recipe:

1 cup spinach
1 frozen banana
0.5-1 cup frozen mango
0.5-1 cup almond milk.

To win a PumpUp shaker bottle, open up the app, tag your winter smoothie recipes with #SmoothieSeries and comment on this pic!