*Cassandra used the key ingredient (Coffea robusta) in Purely Inspired® in conjunction with diet and exercise and was remunerated. Subjects using the key ingredient in a 60-day study with a low-calorie diet lost 10.95 lbs., and in a separate 8-week study, subjects lost 3.7 lbs. with the key ingredient and following a calorie-reduced diet and performing moderate exercise. Individual results may vary. View full study here.
I’ve felt overweight since I was in elementary school. While I was in college, I started to get control over my diet and exercise habits and felt healthy for the first time. When I started dating my fiancé, I stopped making the time to go to the gym and would overindulge with him like it was an event. I started making all these excuses for why I didn’t have the time, the money or the energy to work out.
I had been frustrated with my weight for a long time, especially when I would try on clothes or go out with friends that could wear cute outfits I envied. When my fiancé proposed, I took it as a motivator to finally get into shape. I wanted to wear the best dress for me, not the one that hid my trouble spots the best for pictures.
The toughest obstacle was telling others no. I’m a social butterfly, and it’s important to me to be well liked. I also have an extreme case of FOMO (fear of missing out), so it was hard for me to skip out on social events that I knew would be a struggle. Telling people “No, I don’t want to go out to a bar,” or “Sorry, I can’t meet up; I have to work out,” would make me feel anxious. Then I would get on the treadmill and feel so great. I learned to propose alternative activities instead of saying no, which made me try new things and get to know people in new ways.
Being a Purely Inspired® weight loss success story feels life changing! I am in control of my body, and it has changed my mind! I have a whole new outlook on life – I’m more positive, confident, proud and assertive now that I love my body.
Definitely! It’s the first step towards changing your life and reaching your goals.
Purely Inspired® kept me accountable. I’ve never used a weight loss product before and stuck to food trends instead, like apple cider vinegar and flaxseed.
Full name: Cassandra Kristin Orrantia
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Occupation: Customer Service representative
Marital status: Single (Engaged!)
Children: (Yes/No and ages): No
Favorite hobby: Singing
How your friends would describe you: Adventurous, organized, loud, chill
Favorite cheat food: Mac and cheese
Favorite healthy food: Oven-baked sweet potato fries with homemade dip
Favorite movie or TV show: The Mindy Project
Favorite gym or cardio exercise: HIIT on the treadmill
Favorite workout song: REALiTi by Grimes
Pet peeve: Cigarette smoke
Future goals: Starting an in-office meal plan to help others become fit
Fitness idol: Mary Helen Bowers of Ballet Beautiful