phoenix rising.
22 years old. Chicagoland. Cosplayer. Personal trainer. Currently recovering from a breast lift/augmentation.
Hello, my name is Natasha! I'm a certified personal trainer and I also work at a yoga studio. Since 2011, I have lost over 70 pounds, kept it off, and changed my entire lifestyle. This blog kept me on track and helped me reach my goals. Make that change!
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I am a certified personal trainer, also working on my fitness nutrition and group fitness certification. I offer in person and online training! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO! Email me at makethatchangefitness@ outlook.com! I also work at a yoga studio! check it out!

minus 70+ pounds plus muscle and a breast lift/augmentation to remove the excess skin. heck yeah. took me a year to lose the first 50 and another couple of years to build muscle, lose fat, become a personal trainer and maintain my healthy lifestyle. i am now working at a yoga studio, going to start my yoga teacher training soon, get certified in nutrition and group exercise and go back to school to become a registered dietitian :3 fitness is my life now. i’m 5’1”, starting weight ~200 lbs, currently ~120lbs.

Huge before/after post!

Before: ~200 pounds, unhealthy, ate 3000+ calories a day of crap, spent 12+ hours a day on the computer, avoided exercise like the plague.

After: ~120 pounds, extremely healthy, eats 1800-ish calories a day of clean, healthy food, exercises 1-2 hours a day, certified personal trainer.

Oh, also, I am 5’1”, and to those who claim my pictures are fake, please take a look at the third before picture of me getting my Michael Jackson tattoo. It’s real, I am real, and haters can suck it.

I finally got new Star Wars boxers so I figured it was time for a new progress picture :P 2011 to 2014, most of my weight loss was accomplished the first year. I’ve been maintaining a healthy lifestyle since then and have become a personal trainer. Total weightloss is ~70 pounds, I have not weighed myself in quite some time. Achieved by healthy eating and exercise, of course!

Fun fact: I started as a New Years resolution-er in 2011. That ‘before’ picture was taken January 2011. Now it’s January 2014, and I couldn’t be more proud of how far I have come. If I can do it, so can you!

2 years can change a lot. still have a ways to go (in my opinion). this was done through clean eating and working out. 

Someone wanted to see my full transformation so here you go! This was over the course of two years, from 2011 to 2013. And I’m still going! 

Also, I’m currently raising money to get the excess skin from my breasts removed and my breasts reconstructed to reverse the damage that losing 70 pounds caused. Please check out my gofundme donation site here: http://www.gofundme.com/natashas-surgery

behold, my senior year of high school compared to now (i’m 21). infinitely laughing at everyone who bullied me. WHO’S LAUGHING NOW?

ALRIGHTY. So, after taking about a 2 week hiatus from really being active online and personal training due to moving apartments and my mom moving here, I’m back and ready for action! I have changed my schedule at work so I have 3 days off a week to dedicate to personal training, both online and in person. 

Here are all my clients that have provided me with before/afters (I have had 20+ more successful clients as well who have yet to share their pictures with me/chose not to). I have also included my personal before/after of 70 pounds lost. Amazing, right?

So, if you are interested in taking part in this and getting a month long meal/workout plan (customized to your fitness needs, I have both regular and vegetarian plans available) with a grocery list, recipes, detailed meals, etc., email me at makethatchangefitness@outlook.com! I have brought down the price for a month long plan to only $20! 

me minus 60+ pounds and plus some muscle. still working on getting dem abs. i am now a certified personal trainer and helping others reach their goals as well! as you can see, this took me 2 years and i’m still going. clean eating, working out, consistency, time and dedication is what it takes. don’t give up!

So for those of you who don’t know, I also work with male clients! This dude is freaking awesome! Mike has done some amazing work! This is a before/after of two months on my meal/workout plan! 14 pounds lost and a ton of muscle gained! I’m so proud!

If you’re interested in a meal/workout plan, I’m currently running a special! Only $15 for a month long meal/workout plan and $20 for the vegetarian version! Email me at makethatchangefitness@outlook.com if you’re interested!

For all my nerdy, cosplaying friends out there, here’s a nerdtastic before/after. Clean eating and working out = 60+ pounds lost.


14 years ago, I was in a medical facility preparing for a routine foot surgery. I was weighed just before heading to the operating room and the scale read 199.9. I was 12 years old. I had no idea what that meant at that age, I just knew I was different from my friends. I never saw a number that low again.

Until this morning. I weighed in at 198.8. It’s been a long 14 years. But after 10 months of extremely hard work, both physical and mental, I’ve not only reached that, I’ve beat it.

Hello, onederland. I’ve been waiting a very, very long time to see you again.

i just can’t with her amazingness

Proof that the scale doesn’t mean shit! The left picture is 142, the right picture is 140!

This is one of my clients, http://mermaidforest.tumblr.com/, and she has only lost two pounds but gained a ton of muscle and looks amazing! This is from one month of following the meal and workout plan I provided her with. 

If you are interested in a meal/workout plan, please email me at makethatchangefitness@outlook.com!

before/after thong thursday edition. yeah, i put a troll face over my boobies. u mad, bro? 
clean/healthy eating + working out like a boss = losing over 60 pounds and changing my entire life.
i am now a certified personal trainer and you can email me at makethatchangefitness@outlook.com if you’re interested in my services!