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After Michelle quit smoking, she found the results she was looking for - PumpUp Success Stories

After Michelle quit smoking, she found the results she was looking for - PumpUp Success Stories

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With hard work, determination, and a community of support, bad habits aren't impossible to break from. PumpUp member @michellecantin is a testament to this. After joining PumpUp in 2014, Michelle had the motivation to quit smoking, curb her anxiety, moderate her drinking, and achieve the results that she was always striving for. When Michelle officially began her fitness journey in 2013, her drinking and smoking habits hindered her progress. "I was still smoking, but I barely did any cardio. I was eating healthy, but I was drinking every weekend," she elaborated. "I would get frustrated because I was working out all the time. I was seeing no results because of my poor diet and lack of dedication. By the time Monday came around, I wouldn't want to go back to the gym." This vicious cycle made it difficult for Michelle to adapt the kind of lifestyle that would give her the results she was looking for. Michelle also battled severe anxiety between 2011 and 2013, which undermined her sense of self worth. "I didn't want to get out of bed except to go out and drink," she recounted. "I wanted to forget about everything else. I wasn't myself and I didn't feel like anything I did was worthwhile."

Michelle Cantin PumpUp Success Story

PumpUp became the catalyst that motivated Michelle to transform her life. "I was looking for new workouts, stumbled across it and really loved what [the app] had to offer," she remembered. "PumpUp really helped me find motivation in myself and in the other people using it." Scrolling through PumpUp in the morning became routine for Michelle. "I would see pictures of people working out and it would make me want to do the same," she recalled. "Around August 2014 I started to make serious lifestyle changes: I stopped going out every weekend and I quit smoking cigarettes. Aside from random attacks, my anxiety was almost completely gone."

The difference in Michelle is palpable. Her lifestyle underwent a complete overhaul ever since she committed to changing her habits for good. "If I had known that working out was all I needed to get rid of my anxiety, I would have started long ago," Michelle mused. "My skin is softer and zit free. My hair is softer and I am so full of energy all the time." For Michelle, working out became a passion rather than a chore. She resolves to exercise at least 6 times a week, whenever that may be. "If I don't feel like going to the gym on a given day because my body is tired, I listen and make up for it on another day," she explained. "I love watching my body change because of how I eat and exercise. It's an interesting and never-ending journey."

Michelle Cantin PumpUp Success Story

Michelle's lifestyle change didn't happen automatically. Her progress is the product of several attempts, many victories, and occasional failures. "I've given up a number of times, but what made me continue is the fact that I kept trying again," Michelle insisted. "I would give up, but I'd be back at it next week. I would stop for a month, then try again next month. Finally, I wanted it so bad that I kept pushing." Michelle's passion for health and fitness sparked big dreams for her. "I have withdrawal if I miss the gym for just two days!" she exclaimed. "PumpUp makes me want to do bigger and better things. I would really like to create a free eBook for people to use at the gym, or at home. I'm also very interested in going to school for sports and conditioning, then working my way into becoming a personal trainer."

 Michelle's best advice

Don't compare your body to others, because it will destroy your confidence. You can strive to look like someone all you want but everyone has different bodies and shapes. It's impossible to look like someone else's body. So strive to be a better, healthier person. Don't strive to look like someone else.

Biggest motivation

My biggest motivation is Lacey Dunn. She is the newest bodyspace spokesmodel and she has an amazing body. She's strong but petite and she knows her flaws which I love. It's great to find a roll model who knows they have to work on things and that the journey is endless.

Michelle Cantin PumpUp Success Story

Favourite Exercise

I love to squat. I love it because of the journey. When I started, I could only squat maybe 50 pounds. Today I can squat 180 pounds and am on a mission to 200!! I also love to sprint!

Michelle's eating habits

I now eat like a carnivorous rabbit haha. I love all vegetables, but also eat white meat and fish. Of course I indulge every now and then but I will never go back to the way I used to eat.

More about Michelle

I have been horseback riding for over 8 years and have a horse of my own named Nishka! I love animals with a passion and the fact I can join fitness and animals is great.

Michelle Cantin PumpUp Success Story

Keep Michelle pumped! Cheer her on as she makes strides with her progress @michellecantin on PumpUp! Were you inspired by Michelle's story? Let us know in the comments below.

How PumpUp gave Karishma a much-needed motivation boost - PumpUp Success Stories

How PumpUp gave Karishma a much-needed motivation boost - PumpUp Success Stories

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Like a car without battery juice, Karishma's fitness journey was at a standstill. She sought a way to jump start her progress with a boost of energy and motivation. Over a year ago, she joined the PumpUp community and hasn't looked back since.  "After seeing a few posts about it on Instagram, I thought I'd check the app out," she explained. "I loved it straight away! I found it so easy to use and became acquainted with different workouts that I hadn't thought of before. I was already interested in having a healthy and fit lifestyle."

 

Prior to her journey with PumpUp, Karishma was still maintaining a regular routine at the gym but neglected to see much progress from her frequent visits. "I wasn't the healthiest, and nothing in comparison to how [healthy] I am now," she admitted. "An average day consisted of me waking up early, having a good 60-90 minute workout, coming home, eating, then going to work." Her routine was consistent and cyclical. She was doing a great job maintaining this workout schedule until a new job derailed her plans. "I ended up putting on weight at my new job," she recounted. "Then, I got motivation and worked it all off."
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Karishma is sticking to a healthy lifestyle for good thanks to the constant motivation that she receives from the PumpUp community. Since she joined the app, Karishma's much more comfortable wearing certain outfits, exercises more consistently and makes more balanced eating choices than ever before. "I've never had such a healthy lifestyle," she professed. "My routine varies now, because I'm attending university. Being away from home has made me healthier, as my family doesn't adhere to the same lifestyle as I do. I usually go to the gym before or after classes and always go on my days off. Using PumpUp inspires me. I just hope that I can inspire a few other people, as well as learn from others." 

 

Severe shin splints hindered Karishma from running as much as she used to over the course of her journey. "It's just not worth the pain," she said regretfully. "The pain does affect other areas of my lower legs, so I'm going to a physiotherapist soon. This should help deal with whatever problem I may have." Further, like most university students, Karishma admitted to having phases of very irregular sleeping patterns. This is another challenge that she's learned to overcome after committing to a healthy lifestyle.  "On some nights, I don't sleep until 5 a.m., or just have one hour's worth of sleep," she lamented. "It's horrible. I've tried everything to help. Nothing but sleeping aids help." 
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She advises that others looking to achieve a healthy lifestyle should eat well, train hard, and progress will come thereafter. "However small the progress is, it's still something," she counselled. "Everyone struggles sometimes, but it's important to maintain that focus and to slowly reach that goal." She creates smaller benchmarks towards every big goal that she sets for herself. This helps her to feel like she has achieved more, and helps to keep her motivated. "My biggest motivation is seeing other people who have goals that I wish to achieve," she mentioned. "It makes me work that much harder. I definitely see many people on PumpUp whom I admire." 
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Karishma's meals
"Breakfast - porridge with strawberries and a cranberry green tea. Lunch - Scrambled eggs with mushrooms. Dinner (currently) - a red onion and goats cheese tart, with roasted sweet potatoes (slightly salted and peppered), a variety of boiled vegetables and grilled asparagus. Snacks - carrots with sweet chilli hummus or a fruit filled smoothie."

 

Motivational Mantra
"Giving up is always an option, its whether you make it your choice that counts."

 

Favourite workout
"Don't have a favourite workout, never have! Anything that makes me sweat makes me happy."

 

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More about Karishma
"I study Optometry at Cardiff University in Wales and I have wanted to be an Optometrist/Optician for 6 years!"

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Keep Karishma pumped on the app and follow her along her journey @karishmaaa! Inspired by her story? Let her know your thoughts in the comments below! Have a great story to share with the PumpUp community? Email alessandra[@]pumpup.co!

Alexandra committed to a lifestyle change for good, and so can you | PumpUp Success Stories

Alexandra committed to a lifestyle change for good, and so can you | PumpUp Success Stories

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You know the drill. You're familiar with 'Day 1' scenarios. Time and time again, you commit to maintaining a lifestyle change until life gets in the way and derails you from your goals.  Like you, PumpUp member @thenewalexandra revisited her starting point more than once. "I tried to live a healthier lifestyle many times, but always gave up on myself," admitted Alexandra. "I began to use PumpUp almost a year and a half ago because I wanted to be more healthy, with the support of a great community." Prior to PumpUp, the state of Alexandra's health habits hit an all-time low. "I was less healthy than I've ever been," she conceded. "My friends and I frequented McDonald's more than twice a week. I drank Ice Cappucinos from Tim Hortons every single day. I did absolutely no exercise, which made me feel sluggish and tired all the time." A three-minute run would easily leave her gasping for air. Alexandra's erratic sleeping patterns weren't helping her energy levels either. "I wasn't treating my body the way it deserved to be treated," she lamented.

Paradoxically, a trip to the movies sent Alexandra on the wellness journey of a lifetime after she found out about PumpUp from a preview on Mark Saltzman's Gear Guide. "I instantly fell in love with the whole community of people," she recounts. "The number one thing I love about this app is that there is not an ounce of negativity anywhere. PumpUp is a safe place for all people to document their fitness journey's."

Alexandra's lifestyle change

As a student, it was tough for Alexandra to make healthy and convenient eating choices. Since she joined PumpUp, Alexandra taught herself how to make basic healthy meals: everything from quinoa, to soups, to salads. "PumpUp has inspired me to make healthier decisions each and every day," she confirmed. "I always keep cut of fruit and vegetables in my fridge so that I have no reason to snack on anything unhealthy. Beyond that, I rid my cabinets of any junk and replaced it with healthier snacks." Alexandra now exercises at least 4 times a week, regularly attending yoga classes and walking to and from school on a daily basis.  Over the summer, she plans to take up Zumba and pole dancing and will continue to incorporate physical activity into her routine. "Whenever I have free time, I get an extra workout in," she explained. "It clears my mind and makes me feel amazing."

When Alexandra really began to engage with PumpUp's different features, she taught herself more than she expected. "PumpUp workouts taught me a lot about fitness [and opened my eyes up to] different workouts," she professed. "My little muscles are starting to show more in my abdominals, arms and legs." Beyond healthier habits, PumpUp has helped Alexandra to considerably improve her self-esteem. "There are days when I'm feeling down about myself, whether it be because of my eating habits, or other reasons , and all I have to do is think about PumpUp community members and I'm instantly much more happy," she mused.  "This app really helped me to realize that every single person in this world is absolutely beautiful, and the members of this community aren't just beautiful on the outside, but they have amazing, kind, warm, hearts as well."

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Alexandra has fresh and realistic advice for those who hope to make a lifestyle change with the help of PumpUp. "Just do it," she counselled. "There have been days where I sit for hours on the couch just staring at my yoga mat, or thinking of excuses as to why I shouldn't go for a run, but I know that when I just do it I feel much better. Start slowly, and work your way up to a more healthy lifestyle, so when you go to eat healthy or exercise you dread it just a little bit less." She reminds that it isn't realistic to expect immediate results from changes in your lifestyle habits. "I want things to happen right now (I'm not very patient), but [remember that] they happen gradually," she said. "One weekend, my mom and dad both told me that I lost some weight. I hadn't really known if I had or not. That validation is amazing, you just have to wait for it (and do a lot of hard work). Fitness is a life long journey, and we all must accept that in order to be the best we can be."

As Alexandra progresses with her journey, she hopes to be as active as she can be this summer. "With my newfound love for hiking, I plan to travel all over Ontario to view Webster Falls at Dundas, and the cool rock formations in Caledon," she enthused. "I [also] plan on taking every single step to the top of the CN tower by the end of this summer. Without PumpUp I would never have thought to be this active, and when I have my doubts I know I'll be able to turn to the PumpUp community through the next steps in my fitness journey."

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Biggest Motivation

My biggest motivation is my mother. My family has had a though time over the last few years, and we wouldn't have been able to survive without her. No matter what the situation is, she manages to put a smile on her face  and be the best mother in the world. She constantly puts my brother and my health in front of her own, in order to ensure that were happy. For example, when I didn't have enough money for a prom dress, she took on extra shifts at work in order to help me. When I didn't have enough money to pay my tuition, she did the same once more.

My mom is the most selfless, caring, considerate person that I have ever met. She believes spending her money on herself isn't worth it if she can spend it on her children instead. It's because of everything she has done for me, that I want to succeed for her, whether that be through school, or my own health. After a rough patch, my mom started to take care of herself once again. She began to shop for herself, do her hair, grow her nails, take Pilates, and cut out all the coffee from her diet (and trust me six triple triples a day are not healthy at all!). Seeing her live her own healthy lifestyle is absolutely inspiring. 

Fun Fact About Alexandra

I absolutely adore cats and have owned over 20 in my life time (taking care of and finding homes for kittens). I'm also studying psychology in university. 

Cheer Alexandra along her journey on PumpUp @thenewalexandra and let us know what you thought about her story in the comments below!

 

How Erin beat PCOS, lost 4 dress sizes, and became more motivated than ever - PumpUp Success Stories

How Erin beat PCOS, lost 4 dress sizes, and became more motivated than ever - PumpUp Success Stories

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At just 16 years old, Erin was diagnosed with a condition that would change her life. "I was diagnosed with a hormonal disorder called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and put on a lot of weight in a short amount of time," she recounted. "I was depressed, hated the way I looked. I was a size 24 and very overweight." A few flights of stairs would make Erin feel breathless. She'd also avoid certain social situations because of her weight. "My sister-in-law started to train with my boyfriend and she lost a ton of weight, which really motivated me to get better," she remembered fondly. "My symptoms of PCOS are now a lot better."     When Erin joined PumpUp, she was 12 pounds down and one year into her weight-loss journey, but lacked the motivation to overcome her plateau.  "I was not motivated at all," she insisted. "I would work hard in the gym but never stuck to my diet any longer than two weeks. I would always go off course and felt so down and disappointed." Not only did her snacks often consist of chocolate or chips, Erin would reward herself with takeout food for dinner after intense workouts. "I was weight training 3-4 times a week but wasn't pushing myself at all," she remembered. "I didn't set any goals." 

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Thanks to PumpUp, Erin was able to overcome her plateau, beat PCOS for good, and make more progress than she ever could have dreamed. "I honestly think I would have quit my journey if it wasn't for PumpUp," Erin affirmed. "I now workout 5 times a week and log all of my exercises on the app. It's a good way to keep track of my progress." What's more, Erin adopted far better eating habits, eating junk food only in moderation. "Everyone is so motivating and helpful on the app and nobody is there to judge you!" she gushed. "I love it."


Erin is 25 pounds and 4 dress sizes down and inspires thousands of members on the app with every post. "I would love to just motivate others," she said warmly. "It would be the best feeling to know that I have helped somebody. Compared to other peoples' stories, [my weight loss] is not a lot, but it's something to me. Hopefully it's enough for anybody to approach me about anything." Her best advice for others struggling with their personal health struggles is to persist, regardless of circumstance. "Always look back on old pictures, do not depend solely on the scale, and try to be positive," she urged. "It's hard but always remember that you are one day closer to your goal than you were yesterday."
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Biggest Motivator
"My old self. I try and better myself all the time and my boyfriend is very motivating! He has been with me since the start and he also trains me in the gym so I get a boyfriend and a personal trainer all in one. Dana Lynn Bailey is also a big role model to me, she's amazing!"


Motivational Mantra
It's one I actually tell myself and my boyfriend whenever we don't want to eat healthy or don't want to go the gym. It's short, simple and to the point. "You will not succeed if you give up" I have come so far but I have a long way to go and giving up will not make me reach my goals.
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Erin's exercise routine
I stay active doing weightlifting.  I now enjoy going the gym and working out! At first I was not keen on weightlifting, but I've dropped pounds, lost inches and dress sizes from lifting weights. For example I can push 365kg for a set on leg press and my legs have never been as small and defined as they are now! I love being stronger mentally and physically. My body has changed so much and I know I don't have a six pack or a flat stomach, I don't have amazing legs, arms, back etc., but I will get there. Girls, do not be afraid to lift weights!! 


More about Erin
I would love to become either a make up artist or when I get fit enough a personal trainer. I think I have the knowledge now to become a PT, however I know you have to have a certain look. Hopefully in the next couple of years I'll be a lot smaller and I can have the image to go with my knowledge. I'll share my story and help others. 
Keep Erin pumped on the app @erinjlane and motivate her as she strives to March to her dream and reach all of her goals! Struggling to beat PCOS? Have questions for Erin? Comment below?

You won't believe what Lisa endured throughout her fitness journey - PumpUp Success Stories

You won't believe what Lisa endured throughout her fitness journey - PumpUp Success Stories

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 Lisa was a competitive gymnast who ate fast food every day, a long-distance runner who wasn't feeding her body with proper nutrients, and a springboard diver who ate anything and everything in sight. Lisa is a gymnastics coach and a nationally-qualified bikini competitor, placing 1st in both Novice and Open Divisions. Throughout her entire life, Lisa also struggled with an addiction that a very slight percentage of women in the United States deal with, let alone other body building competitors. Lisa is a compulsive overeater in recovery.
"It preoccupies my thoughts at all times: What can I eat next? When do I get to eat again? What if I run out of macros for the day? Saying no to food goes far beyond 'self-control'," she explained. "Even when my food is measured and prepped [...] I can't escape the compulsion to eat, no matter what plan or strict diet I'm on. After my bodybuilding competition, where I took home two first-place trophies, I was confident that I could tame the beast that had built up inside of me." That wasn't the case. One bite of food that didn't adhere to Lisa's meal plan ended up leading to a huge binge. "This binge brought up so many feelings of disappointment, anger, and guilt," she said dejectedly. "I thought I had enough "self control" to keep from binge eating. Heck, I went 5 months without cheating on my contest diet even once. What I'm slowly learning is that self control has nothing to do with it. I am not weak, I am strong. I have admitted to feeling powerless over food, and I'm ready to let it go."
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As a former gymnast, Lisa always led a fairly active and healthy life. She admitted that taking care of her body didn't always rank as her highest priority. "I lifted weights a couple of times per week but rarely did cardio, and didn't have a problem stopping at the drive-through on the way to work," she recalled. "I convinced myself that it was okay because I worked out. My energy was low on most days, but I assumed that it was due to my busy schedule." 
10 months ago, Lisa joined the PumpUp community in search of a support system. "My [students] were very proud to tell me that they were working out on their spare time using PumpUp," she explained. "They seemed to be having fun creating workouts [on the app]. I was immediately interested and downloaded it. I love posting everyday: whether it be a picture of what I ate for breakfast or logging a workout that I completed. My body and health are now my top priority." Since she began to share her journey with the PumpUp community, Lisa's exercise and diet regimen has been more consistent than it has been in her entire life. "I plan on keeping it that way," she stated proudly.
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After all of the hurdles and obstacles that Lisa bravely endured and overcame, she managed to pull herself back on track and hopes to inspire others on the PumpUp community to do the same."PumpUp has given me a reason to be more open and accepting! People are using this app for support and it really allows me to feel like I can be myself, as well as accept others for who they are on each step of their fitness journey," she gushed. "I don't feel judged or disrespected, and in return I want to use PumpUp to inspire people to be confident with who they are right now."
Hard work really does win, and months of training and preparation really allowed Lisa to shine after she won first place trophies at her competition, despite her compulsive eating disorder. "I know I'm not alone, and I will continue to recover one day at a time," she affirmed. "Today I feel free from the thoughts that seemed to run my life. I hope to inspire my fellow friends on PumpUp to keep pushing no matter what obstacles they face! My compulsive overeating is like a sleeping lion.  I hope to keep the lion at rest, and keep my goals in sight. Today is a new day, and for that I am thankful. Just for today, I will abstain  from compulsive overeating."
Lisa's Favourite Eats
"One of my favorite meals is my morning protein pancakes!  I blend spinach, oats, egg whites, and prime nutrition's Phytoform together to make delicious pancakes that taste like fruity pebbles! You can always substitute sweet potato instead of oats! I also enjoy making French toast out of rice cakes! Soak rice cakes in egg white batter (with cinnamon and stevia) then cook it just like French Toast!"
Lisa's Workouts
"I absolutely love weightlifting!  Lifting makes me feel strong, and in my opinion is the best workout anyone can do! I enjoy training back and shoulders! Pull-ups, leg lifts and shoulder presses are some of my favorite exercises. I lift 6 days a week and that is how I choose to stay active. I'm currently also doing cardio 6 days per week. I will taper off the cardio until it's at 2x per week now that my competition training is over."
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Lisa's Best Advice
"If you are looking to lead a more active life, you have to realize nobody is going to do it for you. You aren't going to want to workout everyday, you're going to want to choose a bag of chips over a piece of fruit. The reality of it is, you will need to make sacrifices. Sacrifice time each day to get to the gym, and sacrifice foods you know won't help you reach your goals! You have to install these habits and even then, it won't be easy.  I have been on one heck of a roller coaster ride with ups and downs of leading a healthy lifestyle. It doesn't come easy, but once you decide to change it will be the best decision of your life! Day in and day out, do it no matter what, until giving up isn't an option anymore! You have to rise above the doubt in your head. Making this a lifestyle will take time, so don't get discouraged when you have a setback. Take it one day at a time and you will do great things!"
Motivational Mantra
"You've got what it takes, but it's going to take all you've got!  This saying reminds me that even when I'm having a hard day that I'm not weak, I just have to give my all plus a little more."
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More about Lisa
"I coach springboard diving, and gymnastics. I was a competitive gymnast for 7 years. In 2013 I placed second in the state for springboard diving. I am a nationally qualified bikini competitor placing 1st in both novice and open.  I have a hairless cat named Baldwynne.  I'm studying to get my NASM personal training certification."
Keep Lisa pumped on the PumpUp app @fitlisa!
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How Maryann learned to love herself through PumpUp

How Maryann learned to love herself through PumpUp

Regardless of our shape, size, or fitness level, we all deal with weight-based comments sooner or later. Maryann was just 14 years old when she took another person’s remark about her weight to heart. “Several summers before I began to use PumpUp, somebody made a comment about how I gained some weight, and I didn’t like that at all,” she recalled. “But it’s very hard to break away from old habits because most of the time, you’re helpless. You don’t know how to change.” Maryann wasn’t able to control most what she ate at such a young age. But from that point onward, she made a commitment to love herself by embracing a healthy lifestyle. “I’m proud of how far I’ve come, as I’m almost 18,” Maryann gushed. “Before PumpUp, I tried to eat healthy and workout on a daily basis using at-home workouts (I’ve only been to the gym once in my entire life). The problem was that I often gave up on my goals. Maryann lacked the motivation to be consistent about her objectives but quickly found inspiration from the PumpUp community. “Seeing everybody else’s progress and learning how others live their own health journeys really interested me and using PumpUp was the best and only way to pursue my own journey,” she affirmed. “Since I started with PumpUp, I learned new things about being healthy and about myself.”

For one, Maryann learned to love herself by not being too restrictive about her eating habits. “I used to eat completely healthy all week and allow myself to have a cheat day on Fridays,” she explained. “But I’d end up eating all of the bad food I could eat in such a short amount of time. I knew I wouldn’t be allowed to have it during any other day.” Her eating habits are much less restricted, and much more balanced since she joined PumpUp. “I no longer deprive myself from certain foods and snap every weekend. When I want something, I have a small portion of it. It’s all about moderation.”

This attitude has extended to other spheres of Maryann’s life since she began to interact with the PumpUp community. “I’ve learned to accept my body: being perfect does not exist,” she said strongly. “I can change my body but I’ll never look like that person on television. I’ll look like a different version of me, and I’m okay with that. I began to learn that appearance is not important. What’s important is being healthy.”

As an aspiring nutritionist, Maryann hopes to leverage her PumpUp profile to help others just as they’ve helped her. “I want to make sure that others shouldn’t always believe unfounded myths about food or exercise,” she insisted. “What we see on the Internet or on television might not necessarily be good for you. I want to help others live a healthy lifestyle and make sure that they aren’t harming themselves.” In the short-term, she also hopes to run a half-marathon and improve her stamina. “I know that PumpUp can give me the support I need,” she professed.

Biggest Motivation

My parents would be my biggest motivation. As I said earlier when I was 14 I wanted to change my lifestyle but my parents didn’t really want to. But one year ago for my mom and around two years ago for my dad, they decided to change their eating habits and they started walking and gradually running. Their goal is to run a 5k in every province in Canada and they already ran in two provinces. They both lost more than 100lbs each, I couldn’t be more proud!

Favourite snack

A peanut butter and banana sandwich is literally the simplest and most delicious thing you can eat. You just need two slices of multigrain bread, both covered in peanut butter and you just need to add banana slices on one of the bread slice and put them together… voilà!

Favourite motivational saying

’’Giving up is like telling yourself you are not worth it.” It’s a saying from my best friend Jean-Luc.

How Maryann stays active

I love to run and walk (my favourite activity). I also really love Fitness Blender videos. I have been using those for three years and I still can’t get enough. I also use Jillian Michaels videos or any other workout DVDs I find in stores. I am falling in love with kickboxing and HIIT workouts which I love to do and also Yoga. I just do a bit of everything depending of my mood.

More about Maryann

I really want to become a nutritionist and my main goal is to help the most people I can to be healthy and happy because if you’re not healthy the rest doesn’t really matter. I have always been interested in food and how it impacts your body, how your muscles function and how training affects them, etc. I’d also loooove to open a restaurant when I’m older (a healthy food and ecofriendly one of course).

Keep Maryann pumped on the PumpUp app @mani_the_blueberry!