phoenix rising.
22 years old. Chicagoland. Cosplayer. Personal trainer. CLICK HERE FOR MY FULL GUIDE TO HEALTHY LIVING
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@! I also work at a yoga studio! check it out!

This Burlesque-style Twi’lek cosplay is blowing my mind. Source. 

So basically I got my boyfriend the best Valentine’s Day card ever.

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

The beginnings of our living room. Still need to put up posters but yeah!

A lot can change in a short period of time. It’s been a year and a half since I completely and totally changed my life. Looking in the mirror is almost surreal now. I think that might be why my body image is so distorted, because I’m not used to seeing this reflection looking back at me. I’m still working on accepting my body, and still losing a few more pounds, but I have been feeling a lot better about my body lately. Forgive my ramblings, but I’m just thinking out loud, I suppose.

Holy shit, I should cosplay as Twi’Lek Harley Quinn. No one has ever done that before. 

Oh also, I got my dad a Star Trek pizza cutter from Comic Con. Yup. 

Well, here is a nerdy before/after if there ever was one. I used to go to conventions and WISH I was one of those hot chicks cosplaying. I seriously used to dream and make lists or everything I wanted to cosplay if I could. 


Thanks to healthy eating and working out, I’ve lost 55 pounds (the before picture was actually taken when I had already lost like… 15?).