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Four years ago, last week, I sent @nicktongstrong my very first check-in photos. Since that time I’ve increased my body weight by 48 percent. Which is almost too crazy to absorb. Anyone who has ever lost or gained a lot of weight understands you often don’t realize how much weight you’ve changed, until you do. On top of the fact, before Nick, I had almost never been over 100lbs in my life. I didn’t have weight to lose to begin with. I’ve been a hardgainer since I can remember, athletic in ice skating, gymnastics, and dance growing up, and then in my late teens/early 20s I became very sick and lost a frightening amount of weight. So much they were worried about my heart and internal organs, so I was hospitalized. After spending many months in and out of the hospital over the course of several years, I was finally diagnosed with celiac. Celiac and gluten problems weren’t in vogue at the time, so I had to figure it out on my own….it took a while, and even longer to recover and be able to eat normal(ish) again. I went through a couple of years that I had to puree all of my food and could only eat four or five  items, which I rotated to avoid developing intolerance. 
Needless to say, this type of background does not create the best relationship with food. So once I was able to live a normal life again I tiptoed around what I ate and basically was afraid of everything. But I was able to maintain an equilibrium where I was well, could be active (I ran competitively, lifted, crossfitted, and had active hobbies (hiking) like I do now), healthy, and happy…so that was enough for me, until it wasn’t. 
I believe the universe brings you the right people at the right time and that is 100 percent how I feel about Nick. I’m so grateful for him as a coach, friend, and ass kicker. He’s helped me be a better athlete, pursue my goals in bodybuilding, feel and look the best I ever have….but more importantly, he’s helped me be a better human in far reaching ways. Life as I know it today wouldn’t exist without his presence in it. Everything in life has a domino effect, and I’m forever grateful the #TongStrong domino tumbled in my direction.
Laura Petrolino

Four years ago, last week, I sent @nicktongstrong my very first check-in photos. Since that time I’ve increased my body weight by 48 percent. Which is almost too crazy to absorb. Anyone who has ever lost or gained a lot of weight understands you often don’t realize how much weight you’ve changed, until you do. On top of the fact, before Nick, I had almost never been over 100lbs in my life. I didn’t have weight to lose to begin with. I’ve been a hardgainer since I can remember, athletic in ice skating, gymnastics, and dance growing up, and then in my late teens/early 20s I became very sick and lost a frightening amount of weight. So much they were worried about my heart and internal organs, so I was hospitalized. After spending many months in and out of the hospital over the course of several years, I was finally diagnosed with celiac. Celiac and gluten problems weren’t in vogue at the time, so I had to figure it out on my own….it took a while, and even longer to recover and be able to eat normal(ish) again. I went through a couple of years that I had to puree all of my food and could only eat four or five items, which I rotated to avoid developing intolerance.
Needless to say, this type of background does not create the best relationship with food. So once I was able to live a normal life again I tiptoed around what I ate and basically was afraid of everything. But I was able to maintain an equilibrium where I was well, could be active (I ran competitively, lifted, crossfitted, and had active hobbies (hiking) like I do now), healthy, and happy…so that was enough for me, until it wasn’t.
I believe the universe brings you the right people at the right time and that is 100 percent how I feel about Nick. I’m so grateful for him as a coach, friend, and ass kicker. He’s helped me be a better athlete, pursue my goals in bodybuilding, feel and look the best I ever have….but more importantly, he’s helped me be a better human in far reaching ways. Life as I know it today wouldn’t exist without his presence in it. Everything in life has a domino effect, and I’m forever grateful the #TongStrong domino tumbled in my direction.

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🇹🇹elleboogiee 🇹🇹
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#transformationtuesday 
Oct 2016 (left) vs Sept 2017 (right)
Patience. Persistence. Perseverance. ****************************************************
Training & Posing by: @Rock_Built_Fitness
Nutrition/Prep by: @Johnny_d_casalena
Suit by: @centerstageposingsuits
GlamSquad: @getflawlesshair
Bling: @All_That_Glitters_Gems ****************************************************
#Elle2theO

#OperationO #Olympia #Olympiabound #Olympia2017 #OlympiaTakeover  #ifbb #eyesontheprize #MEvsME #ifbbfigurepro #PersistUntilYouSucceed #EllevateYourSelf  #bodybuilding  #LetsWorck

#CSPSflygirls #GetFlawless #CSPSflygirl #GetFlawlessHair #AllThatGlittersGems #RockBuiltFitness #TeamProFx #WorldFemaleAthletics
#WORLDFEMALEATHLETICS

🇹🇹elleboogiee 🇹🇹
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#transformationtuesday
Oct 2016 (left) vs Sept 2017 (right)
Patience. Persistence. Perseverance. ****************************************************
Training & Posing by: @Rock_Built_Fitness
Nutrition/Prep by: @Johnny_d_casalena
Suit by: @centerstageposingsuits
GlamSquad: @getflawlesshair
Bling: @All_That_Glitters_Gems ****************************************************
#Elle2theO

#OperationO #Olympia #Olympiabound #Olympia2017 #OlympiaTakeover #ifbb #eyesontheprize #MEvsME #ifbbfigurepro #PersistUntilYouSucceed #EllevateYourSelf #bodybuilding #LetsWorck

#CSPSflygirls #GetFlawless #CSPSflygirl #GetFlawlessHair #AllThatGlittersGems #RockBuiltFitness #TeamProFx #WorldFemaleAthletics

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Glute day! BB2 Phase 2 supersets......holy smokes! For the longest time I was so concerned about the number on the scale, thinking that there was a magic number where my body would just look exactly the way I wanted. Well, that number came and went and I still didn't have the physique I coveted. It was only when my mind turned to building strength ......and ignoring the scale that the changes came to my physique. Strength builds beautiful lean muscle, not losing a magic 10 lbs. I weigh 15 lbs more than my "goal weight" but you know what??? My clothes are looser - so ditch the scale and focus on all the gains. Proof is in the pudding - I've added 50 lbs to my hip trust since May!!!! Eating all the carbs and kicking a** in the basement 🎤drop! #jessiesgirls #bb2crew #glutes #gluteday #gains #progressnotperfection #gaintrain #mevsme #strength #iifym #fitness #fitnessjourney #fitnesslifestyle #fitnesstransformation #bodybuilding #bodybuildingmotivation #bodybuilder #fitafter40 #fitmom @jessies_girls @jesshilgenberg
LA

Glute day! BB2 Phase 2 supersets......holy smokes! For the longest time I was so concerned about the number on the scale, thinking that there was a magic number where my body would just look exactly the way I wanted. Well, that number came and went and I still didn't have the physique I coveted. It was only when my mind turned to building strength ......and ignoring the scale that the changes came to my physique. Strength builds beautiful lean muscle, not losing a magic 10 lbs. I weigh 15 lbs more than my "goal weight" but you know what??? My clothes are looser - so ditch the scale and focus on all the gains. Proof is in the pudding - I've added 50 lbs to my hip trust since May!!!! Eating all the carbs and kicking a** in the basement 🎤drop! #jessiesgirls #bb2crew #glutes #gluteday #gains #progressnotperfection #gaintrain #mevsme #strength #iifym #fitness #fitnessjourney #fitnesslifestyle #fitnesstransformation #bodybuilding #bodybuildingmotivation #bodybuilder #fitafter40 #fitmom @jessies_girls @jesshilgenberg

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Cards Against Humanity really sheds light on some of your friends inner selves. 😅Peeps Be Cray Y'all 🤦🏾‍♀️😂😎
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#longweekend #CardsAgainstHumanity #friends #fun #gamesnight #thecrazyones #friendslikethese #citylife #adulting #mevsme #games #CapeTown
Rutendo

Cards Against Humanity really sheds light on some of your friends inner selves. 😅Peeps Be Cray Y'all 🤦🏾‍♀️😂😎

#longweekend #CardsAgainstHumanity #friends #fun #gamesnight #thecrazyones #friendslikethese #citylife #adulting #mevsme #games #CapeTown

💬 0Willow

"If you still look cute at the end of a workout you did NOT work hard enough."............what if you look like a hot mess DURING? Just means you are REALLY working hard?!?? LOL*******************Sometimes when I wake up and look at my day's schedule I want to just roll over and go back to bed instead of facing the "forever long list".......THESE are the days I am thankful for my "nutrition on the go" option. No grabbing fast food, shitting meal bars, or skipping meals for this girl!!!***************Sooo you follow my albums---you see me post about my monthly "acountability groups" and you wonder deep down---"Do they REALLY work?!?!" IDK- check the status of a girl that is plugged into my August and September groups---I think she'd say they "work"!!! 😉
Jenna Beadles ✨

"If you still look cute at the end of a workout you did NOT work hard enough."............what if you look like a hot mess DURING? Just means you are REALLY working hard?!?? LOL*******************Sometimes when I wake up and look at my day's schedule I want to just roll over and go back to bed instead of facing the "forever long list".......THESE are the days I am thankful for my "nutrition on the go" option. No grabbing fast food, shitting meal bars, or skipping meals for this girl!!!***************Sooo you follow my albums---you see me post about my monthly "acountability groups" and you wonder deep down---"Do they REALLY work?!?!" IDK- check the status of a girl that is plugged into my August and September groups---I think she'd say they "work"!!! 😉

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At Woodbury, Minnesota

Getting that #good #back work in! Pushing for a #better back every session. I definitely feel like and see the #gains. One thing that I feel that keeps #pushing me to that #nextlevel is the #fact I enjoy #training. .
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#bodybuilding #fitness #fitlife #gainsjunky #gains #phyic #classicphysic #backday  #rows #747back #swole #precision #transformationtuesday #fitnessmotivation #serious #saucinmeals #gains #O#pushharder #wegetresults #transform #MevsMe  #me
OsHouse

Getting that #good #back work in! Pushing for a #better back every session. I definitely feel like and see the #gains. One thing that I feel that keeps #pushing me to that #nextlevel is the #fact I enjoy #training. .
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#bodybuilding #fitness #fitlife #gainsjunky #gains #phyic #classicphysic #backday #rows #747back #swole #precision #transformationtuesday #fitnessmotivation #serious #saucinmeals #gains #O#pushharder #wegetresults #transform #MevsMe #me

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I’m rooting for you too 🙌🏼🌈
Via @infpinsights
Michelle 娃娃

I’m rooting for you too 🙌🏼🌈
Via @infpinsights

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Get up, own your brand, make an impact.
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#jacobgalea #mindshift #speaker #mentor
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💬 6Valencia

My current mood.. I accept the results.. and I look forward to WHATEVER the next step is.. #freefalling  #tuesdaythangs  #mevsme  #Marsday #dayofwar #iwasbornonatuesday  #next
Stacy Camille

My current mood.. I accept the results.. and I look forward to WHATEVER the next step is.. #freefalling #tuesdaythangs #mevsme #Marsday #dayofwar #iwasbornonatuesday #next

💬 0Lark
At Harrisburg, Augusta

"The one thing that you have that nobody else has is YOU. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can. 🙌🏼 _Neil Gaiman_ 
Be You 
Do You 
For You •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #dowhatyoulovelovewhatyoudo #dowhatmakesyouhappy #mevsme #betterversionofme #mindbodysoul #strenght #strongmindstrongbody #fitnessmotivation #getinspired
Juana Nunez

"The one thing that you have that nobody else has is YOU. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can. 🙌🏼 _Neil Gaiman_
Be You
Do You
For You •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #dowhatyoulovelovewhatyoudo #dowhatmakesyouhappy #mevsme #betterversionofme #mindbodysoul #strenght #strongmindstrongbody #fitnessmotivation #getinspired

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Denna vecka innefattar långa dagar med både jobb och annat, så ett pass innan sängdags är som för mig en välbehövd och nödvändig reset button 😴💪 Men hur klarade jag ens av livet innan jag började träna egentligen?🤔 That's is a mystery...
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#goodnightworld #reload #gym #workout #workinprogress #fitspo #muscle #fitness #bodybuilding #girlswholift #gymlife #fitnessjourney #gymaddict #icaniwill #motivation #goals #fitmom #betteryou #workhard #noexcuses #minresaräknas #justdoit #mevsme
Linda Nilsson

Denna vecka innefattar långa dagar med både jobb och annat, så ett pass innan sängdags är som för mig en välbehövd och nödvändig reset button 😴💪 Men hur klarade jag ens av livet innan jag började träna egentligen?🤔 That's is a mystery...
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#goodnightworld #reload #gym #workout #workinprogress #fitspo #muscle #fitness #bodybuilding #girlswholift #gymlife #fitnessjourney #gymaddict #icaniwill #motivation #goals #fitmom #betteryou #workhard #noexcuses #minresaräknas #justdoit #mevsme

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At Umeå, Sweden

Wow I needed to see this today. Now to live by it!
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The truth is when I'm old and grey I won't be looking back at the little trivial things in life and still dwelling on them.
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I'll look back and ask myself... Was I happy?  Did I LIVE? Did I LOVE? Was I the best friend, daughter, companion that I could have been? Do I have any regrets?  Could I have done better?
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#strongereveryday #eatclean #focus #fitgirl #lifechanging #greatfulheart #goodvibes #mountaingirl #ilovetraveling #furmom #lovelife #girlboss #youdoyou #whocareswhattheythink #beyou #mevsme #lifebeginsattheendofyourcomfortzone  #girlswhoexplore #healthychoices #journeytothebestme #happyandhealthy #shorthairdontcare #girlwithagoal #perfectlyimperfect #lovethislife #fitnessjourney #livelifebydesign #lifeismeantobelived #5secondrule
Nic

Wow I needed to see this today. Now to live by it!
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The truth is when I'm old and grey I won't be looking back at the little trivial things in life and still dwelling on them.
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I'll look back and ask myself... Was I happy? Did I LIVE? Did I LOVE? Was I the best friend, daughter, companion that I could have been? Do I have any regrets? Could I have done better?
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#strongereveryday #eatclean #focus #fitgirl #lifechanging #greatfulheart #goodvibes #mountaingirl #ilovetraveling #furmom #lovelife #girlboss #youdoyou #whocareswhattheythink #beyou #mevsme #lifebeginsattheendofyourcomfortzone #girlswhoexplore #healthychoices #journeytothebestme #happyandhealthy #shorthairdontcare #girlwithagoal #perfectlyimperfect #lovethislife #fitnessjourney #livelifebydesign #lifeismeantobelived #5secondrule

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At Crossfield, Alberta

@teamdymatize @elspeth_katherine
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After going back-and-forth I finally made the decision to commit to Nationals in November. Between traveling, work, and just plain life in general I just wasn't sure that I could 100% commit myself to a prep, especially one as serious as Nationals- BUT what's life without a little challenge?🙃 I was feeling a bit apprehensive after Jr Nationals, but after seeing my body maintain & not rebound on a much more flexible diet & exercise regimen these past 12ish weeks, I think it's now time to focus and bring the best I can in 8 weeks! Here we go! ...This will be my 3rd time at this show, thinking 3rd times maybe a charm?!😉🌟 #myfitnessjourney #roadtonationals
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@dymatize @teamdymatize @cjselitesuits @glamcompjewelry @liquidsunrayz #dymatize #teamdymatize #bestself #transformforlife #npc #bodybuilding #bikini #fitness #glamdoll #getyourrayzon #nationals #gymboknows #trainer #athlete #8weeksout #mevsme
#TeamDymatize

@teamdymatize @elspeth_katherine
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After going back-and-forth I finally made the decision to commit to Nationals in November. Between traveling, work, and just plain life in general I just wasn't sure that I could 100% commit myself to a prep, especially one as serious as Nationals- BUT what's life without a little challenge?🙃 I was feeling a bit apprehensive after Jr Nationals, but after seeing my body maintain & not rebound on a much more flexible diet & exercise regimen these past 12ish weeks, I think it's now time to focus and bring the best I can in 8 weeks! Here we go! ...This will be my 3rd time at this show, thinking 3rd times maybe a charm?!😉🌟 #myfitnessjourney #roadtonationals
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@dymatize @teamdymatize @cjselitesuits @glamcompjewelry @liquidsunrayz #dymatize #teamdymatize #bestself #transformforlife #npc #bodybuilding #bikini #fitness #glamdoll #getyourrayzon #nationals #gymboknows #trainer #athlete #8weeksout #mevsme

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A message to everyone!
Follow for more! (@motivationous)
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Today i did a 10.5km run including 12×1 min intervalls🏃‍♂️💨
It was a nice training session with good weather and good company 💪 😁
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#Triathlete#triathlon_in_the_world#triathlon#wildtri#triathlon_in_the_world#ironman#ironmantri
Peer Schweder

Today i did a 10.5km run including 12×1 min intervalls🏃‍♂️💨
It was a nice training session with good weather and good company 💪 😁
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#Triathlete#triathlon_in_the_world#triathlon#wildtri#triathlon_in_the_world#ironman#ironmantri

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At Rostock, Germany

It's really hard making good choices sometimes! Tonight, being unexpectedly away from home and eating late due to delays this was a pretty good choice. Vegan &  gf teriyaki noodles. Pretty damn tasty too! 😋 #healthyeating #eatingout
🏋🏻‍MrsF

It's really hard making good choices sometimes! Tonight, being unexpectedly away from home and eating late due to delays this was a pretty good choice. Vegan & gf teriyaki noodles. Pretty damn tasty too! 😋 #healthyeating #eatingout

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Tuesday afternoon arm/calf day...not my normal routine, I much prefer the mornings, but you learn to get to the gym when your schedule allows #gym #gymtime #gymtherapy #gymrat #noexcuses #mevsme #relentlessfury #testifytoperseverance #resolutions2017 #healthy #fit #weighttraining #strengthtraining #heavyfuckingweights #liftheavybehappy #fitness19
G.C.

Tuesday afternoon arm/calf day...not my normal routine, I much prefer the mornings, but you learn to get to the gym when your schedule allows #gym #gymtime #gymtherapy #gymrat #noexcuses #mevsme #relentlessfury #testifytoperseverance #resolutions2017 #healthy #fit #weighttraining #strengthtraining #heavyfuckingweights #liftheavybehappy #fitness19

💬 0Rise
At Fitness 19 - Thornton, CO

When you can take your workout outdoors and ENJOY the gorgeous weather, YOU are on happpppy camper. 
#bodybeast
✔️Build: Chest/Tris
Day 12
#momfuel #dailyworkout #workoutgoals #meVSme #moodbooster #buildingmuscles #caligirl #imadethedecisiontoCHANGE
amy.atkerson

When you can take your workout outdoors and ENJOY the gorgeous weather, YOU are on happpppy camper.
#bodybeast
✔️Build: Chest/Tris
Day 12
#momfuel #dailyworkout #workoutgoals #meVSme #moodbooster #buildingmuscles #caligirl #imadethedecisiontoCHANGE

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At California

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