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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ISSA Certified!
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.

Le breakfast. Old fashioned oats made with coconut milk, topped with coconut chia granola, bananas, strawberries and mounds of peanut butter.

Snacks for after yoga and Pilates! And my feet lulz

Breakfast before yoga! #myintake #food #quest #questnutrtition #health #healthy #nutrition

Work snacks! #food #myintake #healthy #fit #fitblr

Green smoothie for breakfast! Kale, coconut milk, strawberries, pineapple and half a banana! Delicious! #me #personal #healthy #health #food #diet #fitness #fitblr #fit #breakfast

My awesome giant grocery haul for my new bootcamp plan! I’m starting Monday (minus the working out because I can’t for 2 months :’( ) so it’s time to crack down on my diet. Who’s with me?

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.

Finally found a picture of me at my highest weight of almost 200 pounds. High school graduation vs me now. I thought I was going to open a bakery after college… I ended up becoming a personal trainer. What a healthy lifestyle, working out, and clean eating can do. It took me a year to lose the majority of the weight, total of 70+ pounds lost. #me #personal #weightloss #fitness #fit #fitspo #fitspiration #fitblr #fitfam #healthy #health #diet #exercise #beforeafter #beforeandafter #inspiration #motivation #progress

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What three years of hardwork can do. Over 70 pounds lost, tons of muscle gained. I became a personal trainer in February of 2013 and help others reach their goals every day! #me #personal #progress #healthy #fit #fitblr #fitfam #fitness #weightloss #beforeandafter #beforeafter #muscles #muscle #fitspo #fitspiration

Snack of the day: homemade “trail mix” with almonds, dried cranberries and chocolate chips!

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!

Vegan BLT burger and Mac n cheese! #vegan #healthy #food