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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 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." 

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."

Katelyn's Transformation as a First Time Bikini Competitor

Katelyn's Transformation as a First Time Bikini Competitor

Faced with a full-time course load and two jobs, Katelyn had a difficult time prioritizing her health.   "I ate out often, and it wasn't fast food necessarily, but I rarely ate home-cooked meals," she remembered. "I always said to myself, 'On Monday, I am going to start eating healthy and going to the gym." Much to Katelyn's chagrin, 'Monday' would turn into the next week, and then the next month.  "Now that I use PumpUp and avidly go to the gym, my lifestyle has changed completely," she insisted.

How Alan Found Motivation to Lose 30 kgs

How Alan Found Motivation to Lose 30 kgs

“I didn’t go to the pool because I wasn’t happy with the way I looked." Shortly after Alan graduated from high school, he began to make small changes to his lifestyle. “I started out by incorporating healthier foods into my diet, and I went for short walks with my friend, which was a huge deal for me back then, since I wasn’t used to it at all,” he remembered. 

How Sarah Lost 4 Dress Sizes With the Help of PumpUp

How Sarah Lost 4 Dress Sizes With the Help of PumpUp

"I decided that I had enough of being overweight and I decided to do something about it. I joined my local gym and used PumpUp to gain motivation from other members' progress." Sarah's goal was to eventually share an inspiring transformation of her own, and she's done just that. "With the help of PumpUp, I have lost 52 lbs, 4 dress sizes, 10 inches off my stomach, 9 inches off my waist, and 6 inches off my thighs," she shared. "I am healthier and happier. I want to continue my journey by getting leaner."

How Megan got Healthy in College

How Megan got Healthy in College

 "For the first weeks of Freshman year, I felt like I was missing something." With the help of the PumpUp community, Megan eased back into the rhythm of living a more active and balanced lifestyle. "I got back into the swing of things and I ended up doing cardio at least 5 days a week," she recalled. "I love to go on PumpUp whenever I am bored or looking for motivation to get out of bed and go to the gym in the morning."

Tarahlynn's Journey to Body Confidence

Tarahlynn's Journey to Body Confidence

Nutrition is hard to get 'right'. It takes time to find a regimen that works for you. It took years before Tarahlynn figured out how to fuel her body the right way. "I started using PumpUp right around the beginning of my fitness journey," she mentioned. "I ran cross country for a few years, so running was really all I knew. I paid no attention to what I ate or how much I was eating. I didn't eat breakfast or lunch, just little meals and a big dinner. At some point in the day, I would go for 1-3 mile runs and I had no idea how to properly provide my body with necessary nutrients." 

How Anna Lost 10 Kg In One Year and Kept It Off

How Anna Lost 10 Kg In One Year and Kept It Off

After Anna joined the PumpUp community in January 2015, she made a complete lifestyle transition. "PumpUp was an amazing source of motivation," she shared. "I have accomplished so many things thanks to PumpUp. Now, I hit the gym 5 times a week. It's something I would have never done before. I am also more self-confident."