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What a difference a year can make…

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(2 weeks out from my first Figure Competition)

Still quite a bit away from where my lower body needs to be for comp….but damn proud of how I look!!!!

fintess nutrition blog women(Photo at left: January 10, 2009) Don’t think you can make a change in your life?  You think you have too far to go?  You think you’ll never be happy with your body?  Make the change NOW and you’ll start the journey toward a happier you TODAY!

Can you look back a year ago and say…if only I’d made the change then?  Imagine where I’d be now!  Don’t waste another day thinking about it. Start your journey to a healthier and fitter life now!!!  Enjoy living your life!  “Feed” and “fuel” your body!  Treat your body with the respect it deserves.

The photos  above were taken 366 days apart.  The first set in 2009 was taken when I was finished “bulking” and had ballooned up to over 165 🙁 Boo.  The second set I am at 143.  What a different 20-25 pounds of fat makes!!  Amazing!! It didn’t need to take me a year, but that was part of my journey. And I successfully gained more muscle (I think) and maintained all the muscle I gained while bulking (I think).

My before picture is to the left here – before the bulking at the beginning of 2009.  You can see the changes I made in a year and a half. You can make MORE changes than I did! You can do this even better and faster than I did!! Start today!!

I really do have to keep a picture of myself on my iPhone to remember what I look like because I can’t remember that it’s me that looks like that!  It doesn’t feel like me when I look in the mirror. I can’t believe that’s actually ME!  It’s surreal.  It feels like I’m looking at someone else’s body. It feels too good to be true.  It isn’t! It will take some time for me to get used to feeling like I’ve earned every bit of this……

You deserve it too!

Make ONE small change TODAY that will get you one step closer to your goal!!!


You must FEEL great more importantly! Stay HEALTHY, STAY STRONG! There is no better feeling in the world..

I always said…Nothing TASTE as good as BEING LEAN FEELS!

Have a great day and never stop!


tracy - you look amazing at 165!!! i wish i looked that good at that weight!! these are some serious progress pics. so proud of you!

Meghan - Thanks for the motivation as I head off for a Pilates Reformer class.

Renee - Wow Tori. I love this post. Such a transformation. I didnt realize that you bulked up that much. U look amazing and should be so proud of how far you have come. I am inspired by you. I cant wait to start my own personal journey after this baby is born. You rock!

Jeffrey - way to go Vick!

Abby - Wow! You look awesome! Good luck next weekend and have FUN!


Toronto Girl West - You just stopped by my blog and I’m SO glad that you did! Honestly, you have just inspired me!!!!

Thank-you!!!! This post was just the kick in the butt I needed!

Anika - Honestly.. I’d never would have guessed that’s a 20 lbs difference… would probably think it was 7about (at max!)
Just wanted to say you look great! Its really inspiring to see a woman who’s so much into fitness and is all natural! I’ve really been wanting to see what an real fit woman looks like! I mean we see the image of fit men everywhere but how often do we see REAL fit women? I’m not into the air brushed garbage that we are fed everywhere!

All these months, I’ve been browsing through fitness sites, and all the fitness women were loaded up with silicone implants and 50 layers of make-up, which I find gross! I don’t mean to be rude but most of them looked like drag queens!
I find it especially annoying because I think the aim of this is to feel good about yourself… and plastic surgery seems to contradict the entire purpose of it all (especially for trainers)!

Im so glad I came across your blog! Stay beautiful!

tori - Thanks girl!!!

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