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Filling your Instagram feed with fitness-lovers and experts certainly makes for fantastic motivation, but when #TransformationTuesday rolls around and you have the chance to catch everyone’s inspiring before-and-afters, something special happens — for us at least!

When Rosie Lippmann posted her latest side-by-side image, we were intrigued by what more she might have to say about her incredible physical transformation, which led her to go from shedding the initial weight to making the leap into bikini competitions. POPSUGAR caught up with Rosie to dig deeper into what spurred her initial choice to get fit — and how she remained committed to her goals.

“My health and fitness journey started with me really wanting to make a change in my appearance, but soon after that realizing how unhealthy I was completely changed my view on health and fitness, and I was really hooked on having a healthy lifestyle,” Rosie told POPSUGAR.

In her initial weight-loss quest, Rosie lost 42 pounds before realizing she wanted to take her journey further. She said, “My goals have changed a lot: firstly, it was to lose weight and get my body to a healthy weight; then once I had lost weight, my next goal was to compete.” Following her initial weight loss, Rosie set her sights on competing in bikini competitions, which involved 20 weeks of intense competition prep.

It’s no surprise that the tale behind the social posts is as motivating as expected, and Rosie’s top tip for anyone who’s lagging in motivation is a simple case of reflection: “If I’m slacking in motivation, it’s usually because my diet isn’t on point; once you slip on your diet, it’s simple to slip with your training too, so maintaining your diet will maintain your motivation for the gym.”

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