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#throwbackthursday to last summer (left pic)…💪💪💪 and fast forward to today (right pic)!
Still #leaningout (so it’s not an accurate comparison since I’m not as lean as I was in the left photo) but I’m pretty sure I put on a bit of size since then…and some colour 🙈!


Love Your Body By: Sunny Yogi

Like most people out there, I used to be the biggest critic of myself. Whenever I looked in the mirror I would complain about the size of my thighs, the pudginess of my belly, the stretch marks covering my butt and my legs, etc (I think you get the point).  I was so negative about my body that that I just completely gave up on trying to take care of it.  I didn’t eat healthy, I barely worked out, and mentally I was just a mess. Luckily, for me that is the past now.

At this point of my life, I can confidently say that I do love my body.  Do I look like a Victoria Secret Model? Nope. However, I’m healthy and I’m happy and I no longer strive for unrealistic beauty standards that I could never get too unless I starved myself.  I wrote this to not only share my story of my journey into loving my body but to give others advice on how they can love their body as well.  

Every body is different. Realizing that everyone has a different body type is an important step of getting rid of the negative thoughts in your mind. Some people are able to lose weight super fast, or are just naturally skinny, whereas some people are able to gain weight super fast or are naturally big. Whatever body type you have, embrace it. Don’t try to starve or binge yourself to try to achieve a certain body type that might genetically be impossible for you to get to! 

Stop comparing yourself to the people around you. You may know someone such as a friend or a colleague or even someone famous you look up to, that has a “perfect” body.  When you start comparing yourself with that person you completely lose focus of how beautiful and lovely your body really is.  Understand too that that person you’re comparing yourself to might have a completely different body type than you or he or she might be struggling with their own self esteem as well. “Do not underestimate yourself by comparing yourself with others. It’s our differences that make us unique and define just how special we are.”

It’s okay to be skinny it’s okay to be fat.  What really matters is that you’re healthy.  Do you get enough food into your diet? Do you workout? Do you get enough rest? 

Change takes time. Don’t get discouraged if you’re trying to lose/gain weight and you don’t see results right away. Things take time! Be happy with your progress and your results, appreciate the responsiveness of your body :)

Don’t be your biggest critic. When you are standing in front of a mirror what’s the first thing that pops up in your head? For me, I often criticized how large my thighs were or how pudgy my belly looked.  Try to turn those negative thoughts into positive thoughts.  Yes, my thighs are large but they are muscly and strong :) Yes, my stomach is pudgy but at least I got to eat things that are delicious and yummy! Having a positive attitude can really change the way you start to look at yourself! 

Be happy. Smile. Laugh. Enjoy life.  Your body is yours and by having a body you’re able smile, explore, and just enjoy life.  Appreciate all of your muscles, all of your fat, all of your scars, all of your bones, and all of you.  Next time you’re standing in front of a mirror smile and tell yourself that you love yourself. We often forget the importance of loving, appreciating and taking care of our body.

"People often say that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder", and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves." Salma Hayek

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Whoever said before and afters were stupid … This is what keeps me going! The left is me around 2 years ago before I had ever started working out. Not large, chunky yes. And the right is me last week. I’ve gone from a size 8/10 to a size 4/6 and I feel unreal. Yes it’s possible to feel super and completely confident at any size, but for me, my current size makes me shine. I love being able to wear whatever I want when I go out and I just feel healthier. All this is simply from hard work at the gym and eating right in the kitchen. Anyone can do it if you put your mind to it! My ask box is ALWAYS open to any questions anyone may have :)

Whoo hoo great job girl! :)

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I would officially say my stomach has gone back to it’s shape before pre-wedding festivities! Whoop, whoop, consistency is key :)
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Followed my jog this morning with squat holds.
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Left 2008 (190lbs)- Right 2012 (155)

Ok so here it is! My before and “during” picture! My “during” is a little old but I put this together to show how far I came. I am 5’2”

Yes, it took me 4 years to get my during picture and I have not yet been able to take a “after” but I am still proud of my progress. It took me so long because the relationship I was in was a very unhealthy one. It only took me about a year to lose almost 35lbs. The left was just me at my worst.

I’m more ashamed of the fact that it took me 6 years to get rid of him! Know your worth and know you deserve better!


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Here’s me, happily wearing a bikini (still haven’t gone to the beach yet thoughhhh the sun is not showing up)…

I can’t wait to go though, it’s been 2 years I haven’t been near a beach because of my body issues..


Please, don’t my mind my face lol




Father and son 11 years later

Real life Goku and Gohan

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I’ve been gym’n twice a day, day in and day out, I’m killing myself. I’m beating PR’s daily, I’m running further, I’m doing it all, I’m chasing my dreams harder than anyone’s ever seen.

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I have to be honest and say that I haven’t posted a picture in a while because I’ve been slacking the past weeks. Between work and vacations and just being plain unmotivated, working out became less and less of a priority but today I realized I really want this for myself. My ultimate dream/goal is to one day be in a bikini comp or even fitness! But I realize how much dedication and consistency that takes. It’s been overwhelming lately, it’s hard to see all these women and men on the internet in what seems to be the best shape of their lives. I just have to keep reminding myself that they didn’t get their in a day or week or even a year in some cases and neither will I. The best I can do, is do all that I can and I’m going to really try and start doing that. No one may even read or care about this rant, it’s just something I needed to get off my chest. Thanks for listening and following me, have a great day :)

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Breakfast; made cinnamon roll egg whites thanks to @torilifts for posting the recipe the other day. Super delicious. :)
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For my recent influx of followers who are on the path to fit! I cannot tell you how much I despised squats and lunges and now I’m moving up in weights and can finally see some definition! Just keep going.

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