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Marissa's Journey to Greater Self-Confidence - PumpUp Success Stories

Marissa's Journey to Greater Self-Confidence - PumpUp Success Stories

Fast food used to be Marissa's ultimate vice. The more she consumed it, the heavier she became. "I gained 40 pounds in two years," she recalled. "I didn't go to the gym at all either. [Somebody on YouTube] mentioned PumpUp. I decided to check it out and fell in love." Marissa's sedentary ways changed when she joined PumpUp in August 2014. With the help of the PumpUp community, she resolved to live a healthier and more active lifestyle. Now, Marissa cooks most of her own meals rather than opting for takeout food. "I eat mostly chicken breast, veggies, and brown rice," she said proudly. "Once in a while, I may have a cheat meal. A girl's gotta have burgers and fries sometimes!" What's more, Marissa makes it a point to exercise at least once a day. Her hard work has paid off - Marissa lost 20 lbs since she joined PumpUp. "I am just living my life and along the way, if I am inspiring and changing lives, that's amazing," she insisted. "So many people inspire me on PumpUp. I have a great support system and that's what keeps me going. I would not have gone this far if it wasn't for this app. I know that for a fact."

Weight aside, Marissa's confidence has taken the biggest turn. "I'm 28 years old and it has taken a very long time to get comfortable with myself," she revealed. "Now, I am falling in love with the person I am growing into. Not only am I changing physically, but mentally and spiritually. I have to give props to specific PumpUp members:  @gtbadams and @tweetii are always motivating me and are big inspirations to me."

Marissa's Biggest Obstacle 

Just lack of confidence mentally, I lost a lot of friends and I refused to get into a serious relationship because I lacked so much confidence. I am reading help books and rediscovering the things I want out of my life and it's really helping me to focus on myself.

Marissa's Workouts

I do 40 mins of cardio in addition to whichever muscle group I'm focused on, be it arms, legs, or glutes.

Marissa's Best Advice

Consistency, hard work , and determination is key. No matter how many times you fall get back up, it's going to be hard and you will want to give up but next year you will be proud that you started and what you accomplished." You only fail when you stop trying."

Marissa's Favorite Recipe

Silk milk+ whey chocolate protein powder + Herbalife dutch chocolate = double chocolate shake(my addiction).

More about Marissa

I have never worn a 2 piece bikini or bathing suit (it's my 2016 goal). I wrote story that inspired a children's book called Little Red Envelopes. It is in schools throughout Florida.

Keep Marissa pumped! Find her on PumpUp @itsrissabae and leave positive words of encouragement for her in the comments below. 

How Jessica Completely Reformed her Eating and Exercise Habits

How Jessica Completely Reformed her Eating and Exercise Habits

Jessica was diagnosed with high cholesterol and hypertension at a very young age. She decided to get her health on the right track in order to avoid medication. When Jessica downloaded PumpUp 8 months ago, she sought motivation that was exclusively related to fitness. "I wanted to be held accountable every single day over the course of my new journey," she insisted. "With PumpUp, I am held accountable every day. Every time I log in, I see motivation. The people and comments keep me going."  

Why drastic weight gain didn't stop Tian from making a change

Why drastic weight gain didn't stop Tian from making a change

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If you once had speedy metabolism that suddenly slowed to a halt, Tian can sympathize with you.  Despite having been skinny for most of her life, Tian took this genetic pre-disposition for granted. This led to drastic weight gain that weighed on her until June 2014, when she decided to take action against it. "It's never too late to make a change," she insisted. "I'm not the strongest or most athletic, but I have a lot of heart. I keep pushing forward." Not long after, Tian joined PumpUp in search of support and she hasn't looked back. When Tian shared about her transformation on PumpUp, the community was stunned by her truly admirable transformation. "[The] supportive comments really made my day," she said warmly. "I greatly appreciate [each person] taking the time to comment. [They] are all a constant source of great support. Much love and appreciation!"

How Tian overcame drastic weight gain

Exercise is the best stress reliever for Tian, who regularly wakes up at 5am to perform gruelling Insanity workouts. Though cardio is a challenge for her, she makes an effort to push through every workout. "At the time I began my fitness journey, I couldn't do 1 pushup or last more than 3 minutes on the treadmill," she professed.

The PumpUp community is inspired by everything that Tian has achieved after having overcome the drastic weight gain from her past. Keep her pumped on the app @tianloves!

Alyssa's leg progress will stun you - Transformation Tuesday

Alyssa's leg progress will stun you - Transformation Tuesday

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"Nothing makes me happier than seeing all of this hard work pay off," said PumpUp member LyssDiane, who made tons of leg progress over the month of March. "I never want to be that incredibly skinny again. I'm nowhere near where I want to be, but I'm so far from where I was." Alyssa has been working out 5 times a week to achieve her transformation, often fighting the demons of procrastination and lethargy to work out. "All I want to do when I get home from work is [lie down], but I feel 1,000 times better when I get home and workout!" she exclaimed. "My leg transformation has been my favourite to watch. I thank my PumpUp friends for being so motivating!" When Alyssa was much skinner, her friends reacted poorly to her exercise routine. "I remember their reaction being, 'Why? You're already thin'," she elaborated. "A health complication made me realize how important my life and health really is. 6 months ago I began lifting and I am happier and more confident than ever." Alyssa loves herself and her figure and we're incredibly proud of all of her positivity and her leg progress! March to your dream by demonstrating any kind of progress that you made over the month of March! The PumpUp community welcomes all kinds of transformations, be they scale-related or not!

Isabelle doesn't have a six-pack, but she's amazing anyway

Isabelle doesn't have a six-pack, but she's amazing anyway

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"Being comfortable in your own skin and falling in love with yourself is so important and such a cool thing to experience," said Isabelle, an amazing PumpUp member who lost 80 lbs between June 2014 and March 2015. "I hope everyone knows what it feels like at some point in their journey." Yes, Isabelle has stretch marks. Yes, Isabelle does not have a six pack. But Isabelle was amazing then and is amazing now. She loves herself regardless: finding old pictures puts things into perspective for her. "I understand that I don't have a six pack, or even a flat stomach for that matter," she continued. "But I can't help but be proud of how far I've come. I just want to say thank you to PumpUp for all of your continued support." transformation tuesday izloud pumpup

Help keep Isabelle motivated

She's made an incredible difference in her life so far. The slate of her journey is etched with marks of hard work, resilience, and determination. On Transformation Tuesday, be sure to leave a positive note of encouragement for anybody and everybody who shares about their transformation. "I'm really in need of some major motivation right now," sighed Isabelle. "I've been stuck at the last 10 [lbs] for about 2 months. Help me out PumpUp family. Much love to you all." Keep Isabelle pumped on the app @izloud and have a wonderful #TransformationTuesday! March to your dream by encouraging others to pursue their own dreams.

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How Gemma marched to her dream by believing in herself

How Gemma marched to her dream by believing in herself

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"If it doesn't challenge you it won't change you," mused @_gemmalouise, a member who has been engaging with the PumpUp community for encouragement throughout her transformation journey. "I'm so glad that I believed in myself enough to start making a change." Gemma radiates positivity and keeps herself motivated by sharing quotes that inspire her, and by chronicling the results of every workout. "PumpUp makes me feel like I'm not competing with anybody except myself," she insisted. "Never look down on anyone else's journey unless you're helping them up. Build others up, the world has too many critics."  Gemma owes the bulk of her success to high intensity interval training (HIIT), healthy eating, and a humble attitude. "Your transformation will change you in many ways but I love to look back on how far I've come," she added. "It helps me to look forward and encourages me to set new targets." Because Gemma has been believing in herself, she was truly able to March to her dream with confidence and determination. Keep her pumped on the app to encourage her!  

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PumpUp member Lorrin’s transformation is amazing! She has been making gradual but tremendous progress over the past 6 months and says, “I’m doing this for me and myself only. Not for a guy or to look good on a vacation. I want to be happy every single day of my life.” As Bonnie Tyler says, you take our breath away! Post your #transformationtuesday pics today, PumpUp!

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This #TransformationTuesday, it’s all about PumpUp member halliefromcalii! She says, “Never let anyone or anything get in the way of your goals! So many times I wanted to give up because I wasn’t seeing results as fast as I wanted but I remind myself that change takes time.” You look fantastic, girl!!!! We’re so proud of you! #TeamPumpUp

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This stunning transformation was posted by PumpUp member lykadeleon. Her goal for 2014 was to get fit.

Since January, she has lost a total of 20 lbs and continues to aspire towards “fitness, not thinness”. Congrats Lyka, you’re AMAZING! Remember to tag your pictures with #TransformationTuesday today, PumpUp fam! Your progress matters to us, no matter how big or small. 

Thank you #TeamPumpUp for updating us on your outstanding progress, you are ALL winners! 

The first of our spotlights from #transformationtuesday goes to rougealevre, whose ruthless determination gives us something that we can all be inspired by. She explains, “I said I would never [look back] but I should! A healthier me never looking back only [goes] forward from here.” We agree wholeheartedly! Don’t look back, keep moving on up! You look great rougealevre!

The next Tuesday spotlight gleams upon PumpUp member jordanbutters. Says Jordan, “I have been many ‘shapes’ in my life but ‘IN shape’ was never one of them. My highest weight was 300 lb with a 50 in waist and no muscle…Now I’m 219 lbs with a 35” waist and some muscle…My journey has just begun”. Great job Jordan for making the #transformationtuesday spotlight! #TeamPumpUp will be with you every step of the way :)

Join the PumpUp app and follow blog.pumpup.co to be inspired by the brilliant progress of our healthy and active wellness community every Transformation Tuesday!

We’re so proud to share this #transformation photo from one of our up and coming members, katierossi.

Her story is a powerful one! She says, “From anorexia, to unhealthy binge eating, to this amazing healthy lifestyle I created for myself, I eat foods that make me happy and feel great! I love working out and toning up my whole body!”

You look fabulous Katie, you are a huge inspiration for healthy active living! Remember to tag your photos with #transformationtuesday for a chance to be featured tomorrow! #TeamPumpUp

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This ah-mazing #TransformationTuesday is from the lovely PumpUp Member, amandapitty. She has lost a grand total of 30 lbs. and her hard work has definitely paid off. Show off your amazing work and post your #TransformationTuesday photo today! 

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It’s everyones favourite day of the week, say it with us, #TransformationTuesday! This week we have an amazing Transformation photo from kwestfield86 She captions this pic: “It’s you vs. You!” and we couldn’t agree more!

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Thumbs up goes to this #TransformationTuesday photo from PumpUp Member its__thekid. This is a 4 year change, and he certainly puts in a ton of work - 4 hour workouts, and no days off. He tells everyone, “Just want to show people that the impossible is possible. Reach for the stars, we were born to fly.” 

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Our final fave #TransformationTuesday pic is from Elizabeth. She says, “Still can’t believe I’m doing this…And I let myself get that out of shape. Still have more to go, but I am so proud of myself.” 

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Our first #TransformationTuesday photo goes to PumpUp Member nrambo85. She looks fantastic and so much healthier, don’t you agree? Her words of wisdom are, “I just want to be a better person than I was yesterday. Since January I have lost 22 lbs. and want to continue to share my journey and I don’t mind sharing my struggles and achievements.” 

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We are so excited to share this photo of PumpUp Member thelulabelle86 on one of the best days of the week… Say it with us, it’s #TransformationTuesday!! Want to know her words of advice? “Embrace your old self, and love the new one! Be happy! I love where I am headed and excited to see what I will achieve and encounter along the way!” Love this pic, and love this positivity!

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It is #TransformationTuesday, one of the best days of the week to share your progress with everyone. This is an incredible photo from PumpUp Member @losingtolive_fitness. Her starting weight was 406 and her goal weight is to be fit, toned, and 180 pounds. How is she doing? She has just 54 pounds to go! 

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We wanted to share with you our last #TransformationTuesday pic from yesterday, compliments of a new PumpUp Member, mickey_tony22. Yes pick up your jaws people, this is for real! This is some serious work and dedication. Mickey says, “You never know what you can achieve until you try!” So very true! So for all of you that want to have your own transformation photo, it is time to get off your bum and get to work!