Ever wanted to radically change your life but didn’t know where to start? PumpUp’s @Tweetii is here to help. She’s one of our most encouraging and supportive members, and she has come a long way since she joined the PumpUp community. “I joined PumpUp in May 2014 because I was overweight, unhealthy, suffering from 2 ovarian cystic tumors, and wanted to make a difference in my life,” she explains. “I was tired of making excuses.” Learn how she got her start below!
Portion control is a habit that many people contend with throughout their health and wellness journeys. Tweetii committed to be more mindful of her meals after joining PumpUp. “[Before], I ate triple cheeseburgers, three-piece chicken combos, and everything under the sun,” she confesses. “Being Trinidadian with a Venezuelan heritage, I love wholesome Caribbean and Latin American food. I only ate big portions.” Her lifestyle was overwhelmingly sedentary, as she’d work at home as an artist without much activity throughout the day.
Since she became a member of the PumpUp community, Tweetii transformed her body and became imbued with confidence, receiving and giving back tidal waves of support throughout the entire process. “My life has totally transformed with the help of PumpUp. I eat healthy small portions multiple times a day, I exercise a lot in the privacy of my own home with the PumpUp workouts (and at the gym occasionally) and spend a lot of my time being active.”
Tweetii is gaining muscle and losing fat due to these changes in her activity and diet, and this has altered her perspective. She is positive of her body image and encouraging towards others. "I am so grateful to say that I have accomplished my goal of being 105lbs from the 130+lb girl I was prior to being on PumpUp,” she says gleefully.“Not only have I lost the weight, I have also gained the confidence I always dreamed to have.”
Each person’s journey is fraught with its own obstacles. For Tweetii, it’s overcoming her 2 ovarian cystic tumors. “I have one in each ovary. One recently burst, and this definitely was an obstacle because of the pain, she tells us. “I deal with it with the help of medication, exercise, and managing my stress with the love and support from my PumpUp family.”
If you can count on somebody to make your day on PumpUp, it’ll easily be Tweetii. Every week, she strives to post at least one physical tip, one spiritual tip, and one motivational quote. She truly looks out for each member’s wellbeing in a holistic manner. Tweetii is a digital and visual artist in her country, and the content on her PumpUp page reflects that! “I juggle designing magazines, working with companies and painting. Art is my passion! Hence why my posts are always artistic and fun!” she explains.
“The best advice I have to PumpUp members looking to lead a more active life is to not excessively concentrate on calories but to put your main focus on chemical intake,” she urges. “Organic and fresh is the way to go.” This includes minimizing or even eliminating the consumption of processed and packaged food. Tweetii’s biggest motivation is her mother, who is currently going through chemotherapy treatment for colon cancer. “She’s fighting hard and that motivates me to fight hard for myself as well,” reveals Tweetii.
Be sure to follow Tweetii on PumpUp @tweetii and view her portfolio on her own personal website: www.tweetiitheartist.tk.