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@ gmail.com! I also work at a yoga studio! check it out!

Updated Progress Post: From 2011 to 2014, from ~200 pounds to ~130 pounds now (lowest weight was 122). It took me a year to lose the majority of it, since then I have been maintaining, gaining muscle, and getting even healthier. I am a certified personal trainer now and have written a full guide to losing weight and getting healthy here. I also offer online and in-person training, which you can read about here! There was a point where all I wanted was to be skinny, now all I want is to be healthy. Soon to be a group fitness and yoga instructor as well, getting in shape has completely changed my life (I used to be in Culinary School for baking and pastry and now I’m a personal trainer? what?) and daily I try to inspire others and help them make that change. 

Matching shirt and tattoo :P no demons can possess me now! unlessitsdemondeanokthx

Looking better every day! It’s in the itchy/peely stage now ugh. Also my underwear says Beat It lol #me #personal #tattoo #supernatural

True life: my tattoo is awesome, my boobs are huge and my underwear looks like funfetti

Saving people, hunting things. The family business. Matching tattoos with my mom! @darkhearttattoo #me #personal #supernatural #tattoo

All done!!! By the end I was ready to die lol but it was bearable. Ain’t no demons be possessing me now.

Mommy goes first for Mother’s Day! @darkhearttattoo #personal #mom #tattoo

I am having too much fun waiting for the photographer. Real Freddy glove (real knives/steel) and my Freddy tat.

Halloween nails and zombie Thriller tattoo! #me #personal #nails #halloween #tattoo

If only Freddy would make a real appearance in my bathtub… CREYS. #me, #personal #tattoo #freddykrueger #horror

This is going to be my next tattoo, guys! I was really set on my Gaga tattoo, and that will come soon, but my friend designed this for me and I LOVE IT SO MUCH. I wish I could get it done now but I don’t have the funds. 

She is an amazing artist and you all should like her page here: 


One last picture. This is what happens when I sit down, JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER PERSON’S STOMACH IN THE UNIVERSE. it is normal and it is crazy to me that I am not ashamed for once to post something like this.

while mitch was swimming, i was taking pictures of myself. yup.

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.