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Why Nasya is No Longer an Emotional Eater

Why Nasya is No Longer an Emotional Eater

"I sat around wallowing in food with aching joints and terrible self-confidence. 13+ stone (180+ lbs) and unhappy. Thanks to PumpUp, for the first time ever, I own bikinis and will be wearing them with pride this summer."

How Melanie Regained Control Over Her Life

How Melanie Regained Control Over Her Life

"I didn’t have self-control and I didn’t care about the lifestyle I was living. My lifestyle has changed so much - lifting has changed much more than my body. I am so much happier."

Emilie's Journey to Health and Happiness

Emilie's Journey to Health and Happiness

“I convinced myself that I was a ‘big-boned’ girl who would always be big, and that losing weight was impossible,” remembered Emilie. Learn how she changed her lifestyle. 

How Jenny Became Inspired to Eat Healthier

How Jenny Became Inspired to Eat Healthier

"A year and a half ago, Jenny joined PumpUp and became inspired by the transformations she saw from members in the community. “Seeing PumpUp transformations gives me motivation to reach my own goals,” she insisted. “It’s easier to [stay on track] if we ask other people for help."

How Thomas Gained Muscle and Unwavering Confidence

How Thomas Gained Muscle and Unwavering Confidence

"I learned quickly that no matter how hard I worked out, I would never get stronger [if I didn’t] fuel my body with enough calories and nutrients,” Thomas shared. “It took a lot of trial and error, but I feel like I truly figured out what worked for me and how to reap the most rewards through diet and exercise.” 

How Hanna Embraced a More Active Lifestyle

How Hanna Embraced a More Active Lifestyle

Upon entering University, Hanna joined a volleyball team and started to change her habits. She downloaded PumpUp a few months later to keep her motivation high. “I wanted to be able to track my progress and be inspired by other members,” she shared.

How Jessica Overcame Anxiety and Binge Eating

How Jessica Overcame Anxiety and Binge Eating

"I overcame anxiety and depression by looking at what I was eating and why I was eating it. I got up and went to the gym instead of hiding away and feeling sorry for myself.” 

What Happened When Mary Stopped Relying on the Scale

What Happened When Mary Stopped Relying on the Scale

Now that Mary does resistance training, she weighs more and feels better about her body. “I weigh 135 lbs and I love every bit of muscle that I put on,” she insisted. “I am lifting at least 5 days a week and I run 2 times a week. With PumpUp, I get up every morning to get my workout in and I post it."

How Alex Overcame Bullying and Transformed His Life

How Alex Overcame Bullying and Transformed His Life

Alex was bullied about his size for most of his life. At the age of fifteen, Alex weighed 85 kg (187 lbs). Prior to joining the PumpUp community, Alex snacked on junk food between meals when he was bored. Over time, he became increasingly unenthusiastic about exercising.  “Before PumpUp, I ate when I wanted and what I wanted,” he remembered. “I loved playing sports, but I was always too self-conscious to go to the gym for fear of being ridiculed. This escalated and dented my confidence."

How Sara Developed a Positive Relationship with Food & Exericse

How Sara Developed a Positive Relationship with Food & Exericse

With the help of the PumpUp community, Sara was able to develop a more positive relationship with food and exercise. “Now that I’m using PumpUp, I’m healthier, happier, and more appreciative of my body,” she shared. “I’m doing weightlifting or CrossFit 5 times a week. I became a vegan and I eat a lot of fruits and veggies, tofu, cereal, grains, and legumes. All in all, I’m consuming a lot of healthy, and whole foods."

How Amanda Lost 40 lbs and Overcame Insecurity

How Amanda Lost 40 lbs and Overcame Insecurity

Before Amanda embarked on her fitness journey, she was neither extremely inactive nor overwhelmingly indulgent when it came to food. She gained weight gradually and subtly. "I didn't sit around all day, but I was not very active," she remembered. "I didn't have a terrible diet, but I ate large portions and made some bad choices. Over time, this built up. Eventually, I hit my breaking point at 215 pounds."

Rachel Stopped Counting Calories and Started Eating Intuitively

Rachel Stopped Counting Calories and Started Eating Intuitively

Calorie counting used to consume Rachel's life. After five months of carefully tracking every single meal, Rachel decided that enough was enough.  "After I reached my goal weight, I simply couldn't find motivation to eat healthy," she revealed. "I was mentally tired. When I was counting calories, my life was full of ups and downs and I was tired of living this way. I asked myself - 'Is this how I have to live my whole life?'" While using PumpUp, Rachel began to eat intuitively. Gradually, she thought less and less about how many calories were in her meals and focused more on the quality of food that she was eating. Over the course of two years, Rachel lost 52 pounds.

Ruben's Story Will Amaze You

Ruben's Story Will Amaze You

At the start of Ruben's fitness journey, he had trouble maintaining healthy habits because he didn't have a strong support system. "I struggled for about a year because no one wanted to work out with me," he professed. As a freelance graphic designer who works from home, Ruben spent up to ten consecutive hours sitting in front of a computer each day. "I lived off snacks, soda, and quick fast-food meals," he remembered. "The only exercise I would get was walking to the refrigerator." 

How Anastasia Overcame Body Dysmorphia

How Anastasia Overcame Body Dysmorphia

For a portion of Anastasia's younger years, she struggled drastic weight fluctuations and body dysmorphia. In middle school, she weighed less than 70 lbs at a height of 5'5". Then, she gained 80 lbs in her recovery phase.  "I was one of two things," she remembered. "At first, I was a girl who struggled with anorexia and bulimia for two years. Next, I was a girl who had gained too much weight after going on a pill I was given for recovery. I was unhappy and I hated my body. That's when I found PumpUp and my life truly began to change." Two months into Anastasia's journey, she had a hard time finding motivation to maintain healthy habits. Members from the PumpUp community helped her to get back on track. 

Carina's Inspiring 60-lb. Transformation

Carina's Inspiring 60-lb. Transformation

Four years of college took a toll on Carina. As a busy student, exercising and healthy eating ended up at the bottom of her priority list. Excuse after excuse piled up to the point where Carina didn't feel her best, physically. "After graduating, I realized that I needed to get back in shape," she remembered. "I wanted to be healthy. In August 2015, I realized that I wanted a change."