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Seriously y’all @underwearexpert is always spoiling me with the best of the best, these Diesel trunks are 🙌🔥💯. Use my code STARSABLAZE and treat yourself to 55% off your first box! • • • • • #trans #transgender #ftm #femaletomale #transandproud #queer #lgbtq #prettyboy #thisiswhattranslookslike #transisbeautiful #transsexual #transition #vitamint #selfmade #transmodel #guyswithtattoos #transmenofig #hrt #transman #transguy #underwearexpert #topsurgery #drraphael #peterraphael #teamraphael

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Hit my weekly goal of 5 workouts this week and pushing myself to do it again next week. What goals did you accomplish for yourself this week? Comment below 👇🏼 • • • • • #trans #transgender #ftm #femaletomale #transandproud #queer #lgbtq #prettyboy #thisiswhattranslookslike #transisbeautiful #transsexual #transition #vitamint #selfmade #transmodel #guyswithtattoos #transmenofig #hrt #transman #transguy #itgetsbetter #topsurgery #drraphael #peterraphael #teamraphael #fitness

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I am one and a half year's post opt top surgery. I had the double incision mastectomy in Plano, TX with Dr. Peter Raphael. #ftm#update#peterraphael#topsurgery#femaletomale#transman#transmen#transmasculine#transboi#chest#fittrans#transbodybuilding

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Someone told me today “wow you must really not know what you’re doing in the gym cause you don’t look any different” and you know, I have two thoughts about that... • 1- I never thought my body would look like this, or that I’d be 26 years old, or that I’d even get to be Chris. I never thought that I’d have a GOOD relationship with how I look, or that I’d look in the mirror and see someone that looked like me staring back. And 2- I haven’t made the progress I had expected I might in this time, but I’ve also made a lot of progress still! And that’s something I spend a lot of time trying to reinforce for myself, on my own, without commentary from others. Most importantly, this is just the beginning y’all, there’s so much time, so much to learn, so much to accomplish, and so much ahead of me. Sure, I wish I had my ideal body, but I’m a lot closer to it than I used to be, and because I’m not where I want to be yet I still have so much to look forward to. 💙 • Left: 20 years old, probably one of my worst body image periods and definitely not my best pre transition shape, pre-T, about 140lbs. Right: 26 years old, probably the best I’ve felt about my body, 3 years and 2 months on T, 1 year and 4 months post up, 150lbs. #transformationtuesday • • • • • #trans #transgender #ftm #femaletomale #transandproud #queer #lgbtq #prettyboy #thisiswhattranslookslike #transisbeautiful #transsexual #transition #vitamint #selfmade #transmodel #guyswithtattoos #transmenofig #hrt #transman #transguy #itgetsbetter #topsurgery #drraphael #teamraphael #peterraphael #transformation #progress #changes

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You'd think they'd have a way to do “that surgery” without leaving such awful scars they said I don't wish that I'm glad you can see what it took to get here I wasn't lucky enough to be born myself As I was meant to be, truly I had to fight tooth and nail to be me • • • • • #trans #transgender #ftm #femaletomale #transandproud #queer #lgbtq #prettyboy #thisiswhattranslookslike #transisbeautiful #transsexual #transition #vitamint #selfmade #transmodel #guyswithtattoos #transmenofig #hrt #transman #transguy #itgetsbetter #topsurgery #doubleincision #drraphael #peterraphael #teamraphael

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I feel like cheap. Stressed and cannot wait to be done with school. But very blessed also. #almostdone #allergies #nip #peterraphael #lovemywife

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Visited my surgeon’s office this week while my good friend @justjewit32 had their top surgery and had some 1 year (+ a couple months) post op pics taken. My surgery was with Dr. Raphael in Plano, TX on 1/4/17. I had double incision with nipple grafts, even though I had a very small chest my biggest concern was nipple size post op so I opted for DI which was one of the reasons I chose Raphael as well as proximity and price. I paid $5750 out of pocket (surgery was initially $6k but they’ll give you a discount for paying cash), and I didn’t use insurance. I’m making a top surgery FAQ and 1 year post op update video soon, so if you have any questions you can drop them below and I may include them in the video or answer them here! #throwbackthursday • • • • • • #trans #transgender #ftm #femaletomale #transandproud #queer #lgbtq #prettyboy #thisiswhattranslookslike #transisbeautiful #transsexual #transition #vitamint #selfmade #transmodel #guyswithtattoos #transmenofig #hrt #transman #transguy #itgetsbetter #doubleincision #teamraphael #drraphael #peterraphael

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One year vs 1 week post-op top surgery. Still has happy as ever with this step I took and feeling confident in my body! It feels so great to look in the mirror and see who I always thought would be looking back. #ftmtransgender #peterraphael #transgender #ftm #transman #testosterone #thisiswhattranslookslike #lgbt #transandshirtless #transandproud

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Thinking about doing a YouTube video about all my tattoos soon — would y’all be into that? what other video topics do y’all wanna see more of?? Trans related topics or Challenges or vlogs or anything! Comment below and give me ideas👇🏼

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Read through the entirety of @andrewgibby’s “take me with you” last night — which is excerpts from their other poems in a convenient pocket-sized book, accompanied by illustrations. I love this idea that I can take doses of their art, wisdom, and encouragement in my bag wherever I go. Thank you for all that you do, your words are inspiration, your words are a lifeline.

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Shot day 💉 (I do my shot super slow when I do it myself so this is sped up like 500x lol) bag by @stealthbrosco

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Every person is in transition around you, in some capacity. Sure, some of us from one gender to another, but who isn’t on the path from one place to the next, on a journey from one identity to another, going from one moment to the following? We are all moving, changing, evolving, growing, and becoming.

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Enjoy this throwback photo from the beach last spring as well as 10 facts you might not know about me: • 1- my twin @courtney__25 and I were born with our umbilical cords tied in a perfect knot.👶🏻 • 2- when I was in kindergarten I won an award for “most curious kid in class”🧐 • 3- related to #2 if I had a super power I’d wanna be omniscient, I want to know all the things. 🧠 • 4- all my animals are named after Harry Potter people, places, or things (except Eli but @anna_c0rinne had him before we met)⚡️ • 5- I worked as a cave tour guide in college (and that’s where I met Anna)🔦 • 6- my hands are probably my favorite physical trait of mine 🙌🏼 • 7- I love shopping of any kind, but especially grocery shopping 🛒 • 8- I’ve played a lot of sports... including: roller hockey, gymnastics, softball, basketball, flag football, rugby, and tackle football. 🏆 • 9- there are a ton of things I want to learn in my life but at the top of the list currently: how to surf and how to tattoo 🏄🏻‍♂️ • 10- one of my most serious aspirations in life is to one day write and publish a book 📖

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#throwbackthursday left I was the tiniest I’ve ever been as an adult, age 18 barely 120lbs, confused, unhealthy, full of destructive habits and a lot of self hate. On the right I’m 25, coming up on 3 years on T, 1 year post op, 155 lbs (probably the heaviest I’ve ever been but also healthier than ever), working on my body and the relationship I have with it every day. 🙌

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Pre top surgery and especially pre transition I was never comfortable wearing gym shirts like this, made of like dry fit clingy material. But now I can’t get enough of them! It’s amazing to finally feel comfortable in clothes I never could see myself in before. 🙌

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Just a bit of change and a lot of shoulder gains 💪🏽 #transformationtuesday

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Goodnight loves 🌙

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TODAY MARKS 1 YEAR POST TOP SURGERY! • (Left: Jan 3, 2017. Right: Jan 4, 2018) honestly I haven’t made nearly the progress I thought I would in a year but I’m also okay with that. This was the first year I spent with much less dysphoria surrounding my body, even though there’s things I still want to change, my chest is finally the chest I always imagined I’d have. • A few notes: • I often get comments about “why do I censor my nips pre-op” — Mostly that’s because Instagram takes down most of my pre op photos, but hopefully this will stay up so you can see the significant difference pre and post (in my nipples in particular). • I paid $6,000 out of pocket for my surgery. • I went to Dr. Peter Raphael in Plano, TX. • I chose to have double incision even though my chest was very small and eligible for Peri/keyhole — this is because I wanted to go to Dr. Raphael and he specializes in DI, and also I prefer DI results. • I was back in the gym at about 7 weeks post op. • I mostly use bio oil, mederma pm, and mepitac scar tape on my scars.

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Off to the gym on this lazy Friday 💪🏽

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#transformationtuesday swipe ➡️ for changes. Pic 1: age 19, pre-t. Pic 2: age 25, 2 Years 9 months on T.

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I feel like underwear is one of those things that people tend to buy the same brand over and over out of familiarity or convenience, or they may not even buy new underwear and wear theirs for years and years til they’re literally worn out. One of the reasons I love my @underwearexpert subscription is because I get to try out different boxers, trunks, and briefs I never would have before! It’s great to find what brands work best for me for packing, for working out, and just for just looking 🔥🔥🔥 you can use my code STARSABLAZE for 55% off your first box! That’s a pretty great deal 🤗

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Post chest day, gonna upload a short vlog of a fairly typical chest routine for me to my YouTube 🏋🏻‍♂️ also I can’t tell you how grateful I am to finally feel comfortable showering in the men’s locker room. 🙏🏼

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One day I’ll be in shape. Also one day I’ll stop drinking. lol.

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“You have been assigned this mountain to show others it can be moved.” 🏔

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Hope you all have a great selfie Sunday, or a regular Sunday! Whichever! Cheers! #ftm#femaletomale#transmale#transman#transguy#transmasculine#polyamory#selfmade#testosterone#lgbtq#transition#love#selflove#selfie#coffee#morningmug#coffemug#namaste#topsurgery#peterraphael

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@underwearexpert makes you look 1000x 🔥 these are just facts. If you want to upgrade your underwear drawer and get a package like this one 😉 use my code STARSABLAZE for 55% off your first month’s box! 👌🏽

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Day 1 on T vs Day 1001. #transformationtuesday (swipe for body changes!)

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Reminder that you can use my code STARSABLAZE at @underwearexpert to get 55% off your first months box! The holidays are approaching, treat yo’self 🎁

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The lighting in our hotel room this weekend was pretty perfect honestly. 💡

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My tattoos are (for the most part) reminders to myself to be positive, to keep my head up: my ribs say, “only in the darkness can you see the stars ablaze” a reminder that life can be dark but there’s always light to be found. My left forearm bears a compass that points to my heart reminding me to follow that whenever I’m lost. The wave on my left arm a reminder that life comes and goes in waves, so try to go with the flow. My left side has a heart with two arrows that says “not you” an ode to exes, because my love isn’t theirs anymore, gotten at a time that my love for myself needed to be made a priority. there’s an arrow on my calf reminding me that arrows can only propel forward once they’re drawn back. My thighs show my t-date and the phrase “on my way” because this life is a journey and I’m not done yet, but I’m getting where I need to be. My latest: “it hurts to become,” because this hasn’t been easy and I’ve endured a lot of pain, but becoming myself and owning that is something I wear proudly on my chest. I try to remember that as long as I love me, as long as I live my truth, nobody else’s opinion matters.

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I said to the the sun “Tell me about the big bang” The sun said “it hurts to become” 🌞 Words: @andrewgibby Tattoo: @coringilbert @crookedcrowstattoo Photos: @anna_c0rinne

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The lighting from my bedside table is nice 😉

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Idk y’all. New underwear are so nice. Use the code STARSABLAZE for 55% off your first box at @underwearexpert

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I have been having the most annoying week, but today my @underwearexpert box came and my spirits were lifted significantly! Who doesn’t love getting presents every month? And who doesn’t love the feel and fit of new boxers?? If you use my code STARSABLAZE you'll get 55% off your first month-- that's a pretty good excuse to try this subscription out For yourself 🤙🏽 ((Also who wants to come be my photographer cause these low quality selfies are not cutting it)) 😪

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I came out for the first time when I was 18 years old. Everybody who knew me wasn't all that surprised, they knew I had had girlfriends ("in secret" though not so inconspicuously because as I said, everybody knew). I had always been a tomboy growing up, surrounded by guy friends, rough and rowdy with my twin who was the same way my mom would always complain that we weren't the little girls she had hoped for when we'd fight her on school picture day when she would make us wear dresses and curl our hair. In college I was very out and proud. I was well-liked, happy-ish, with lots of friends and girlfriends and as confident as I'd ever been -- though still weighed down by SOMETHING I couldn't ever quite shake. I convinced myself that this was how all people felt about their bodies, their identity, and their gender, and that I could just DEAL WITH IT. Then one day I came across some trans resources and realized I didn't have to just DEAL and that I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO. I finally saw a light at the end of my tunnel, and knew that my future would hold a transition that would hopefully help me find my truth. The hardest coming out I've ever had to do was to myself. It would take me about 3 years to finally convince myself that this path was one worth taking, that it would be worth risking relationships, friendships, and society's perception of me. It was hard to reconcile losing my identity as a queer woman, I feared losing my community that I had worked so hard to create and immerse myself in, and I worried that maybe this wouldn't be the solution I needed. Transition didn't solve my every problem, don't get me wrong, but I haven't regretted a single moment of this journey since I first proclaimed myself as Chris. It took me years to accept that I was him, but I realized worrying about "what if" and settling for what is was no way whatsoever to live my life, and so I took a plunge. Continued in comments 👇🏽

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I remember being that person on the left-- my girlfriend back then forbade me from chopping my hair off, told me to stop "playing a boy", and so when she broke up with me i immediately cut my hair in an act of defiance but also one of freedom. It was shortly after this that I'd watch my first transition video (by @skylarkergil) and a lot of things he said would resonate with me. I felt less alone, still pretty terrified, but like I might have some clue how to finally be me, and the hope that I could finally love myself. Fast forward 7 years and I'm still pretty clueless, some things still scare me, but I can say with certainty that I know who I am and I'm on my way. #transformationtuesday

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Have you tried out @underwearexpert yet?? If you use my code STARSABLAZE you'll get 55% off your first month-- that's a pretty good excuse to try this subscription out. It's probably time you upgraded your underwear drawer, your booty deserves it 👀

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#throwbackthursday swipe for the #glowup 💪🏽 pic 1: pre-t, pic 2: 2.5 years on T 💉

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This was never a bad body, but it sure feels a lot more like home these days. [age 18, pre-T vs. age 25, 2.5 years on T] #transformationtuesday

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How's everyone's weekend going? I'm not wearing a shirt for the 4th photo in a row. 🙈

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Good moooooorning. 🌞

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Day four of recovery. Feeling better slowly. Have a couch which stinks but just resting. There is itching which is a good sign. Def a huge thank you to my wife @ohsweetwhit for taking care of me and handling my needy butt! Couldn't have done this with out you babe. I love you! #TopSurgery #FTM #transgender #transisbeautiful #peterraphael #LoveTheProcess #HaydenEge #TransofIG #LGBT #Texas #FortWorth #MyJourney 🔪💉💯👌🏼👍🏼

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Dear younger Chris: life has gotten so much better, thanks for being so strong and patient. 💙#throwbackthursday

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Day 2 Recovery. Sore & swollen. Got a glimpse this morning at my appointment this morning. Looking good! #HaydenEge #peterraphael #TopSurgery #FTM #Transgender #TransIsBeautiful #LGBT #LoveTheProcess #VitaminT #TransOfIG #FTMPride #MyJourney 🔪👌🏼💯💉👱🏼🚹

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Would it really be #transformationtuesday if I didn't post a shirtless comparison? Better not risk it. 🤷🏻‍♂️ (Left:Age 18, pre t, pre top surgery. Right: age 25, 2.5 years on T, 8 months post op)

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"Nothing is bolder than celebrating who you are in a world that does not always accept you." --Blair Imani 🙌#throwbackthursday

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911 days on T, 237 days post op (+some weird scar tape tanlines) 💪🏽

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"Only in the darkness can you see the stars ablaze" -- Trevor hall ✨ When life gets me down it's nothing a comfy pair of @rodeohs and some good music can't fix. 🙌

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I think I have tendinitis in both biceps so I haven't been able to workout hard in a while 😭

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"Not you" -- my girlfriend hates this tattoo, but I personally find it liberating. It's dedicated to lovers in my past who don't have a hold on me anymore, except this snarky little patch of skin. 💘 As always use the code STARSABLAZE for 55% off your first month at @underwearexpert 😜

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#transformationtuesday on the left I was living in New York City, age 22, a couple months before starting T. The right is today, back in austin, age 25, 2.5 years on T and nearly 7 months post op. I think I look basically the same, except maybe finally my age?

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#flashbackfriday + #flexfriday = progress maybe? [pre-t to 2.5 years on T)

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🏖seeking sunshine and an excuse to wear no shirt anywhere I go 😬

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Dreaming of relaxing river days during this dreary Monday. 🌧

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#throwbackthursday thankful to not have to bind my chest anymore, but mostly thankful for the confidence boost that surgery has allowed me and for how much straighter I stand nowadays! 🙌🏼 #transandproud

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Exactly one year ago today I was laying wide awake in a hotel bed in Plano TX pretending to sleep because I had surgery at 7 am but I was way too nervous to even think about drifting off to get some rest. Today I'm wide awake sitting here no longer nervous clearly, but seriously so fucking amazed at the way my body has changed over the course of a year. Humbled by the blessings that I've been granted and forever grateful for choosing to go to Dr Raphael for this life changing surgery. I cried so hard a year ago today, my mother by my bed side as we got "home" ( back to the hotel room) that day. I remember her helping me get into bed and going to get me some water and the tears just came flooding out as the relief and reality FINALLY set in. I remember her coming back into the hotel room and freaking out because she thought I was in pain but I just sat there and cried and kept repeating, "I did it, I can't believe I actually did it. I can't believe I ACTUALLY made it here." The amount of worry and self doubt I had in myself to accomplish such a ginormous goal of $6,000 unsure if I was going to be able to reach my goal, unsure if I was going to be able to have all the money by my surgery date. But guess what. I made it and not alone. I have so many people to thank, so many of you helped me get to my goal; to get to that operating room and I will forever be thankful. @awarewolfapparel and Landon (@awarew0lf) I will ALWAYS hold a special place in my heart for you and your clothing line. If you hadn't taken that chance on me and came into my life at the exact and perfect moment that you did I don't think I would have had the drive to want to keep reaching for my goal. So here's to one year being free from the weight that I held both inside and out. (3 weeks post op vs. 1 year) #transmenofig #ftm #hrt #oneyearpostop #topsurgery #teamraphael #updates #doubleincision #peterraphael #selfmade #transisbeautiful #lgbtq #transandshirtless #femaletomale #transition #transandinked #thisiswhattranslookslike #transandproud #thisiswhatfreedomlookslike #trans #transgender #guyswithtattos #vitaminT #transman #itgetsbetter #transformation #transguy

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@rodeohs are always the right choice.

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Slowly crossing things off my post op bucket list. It's amazing how freeing it feels to finally own this body of mine, I'm loving every second of it. 🙏🏼 📸: @alexiss.47

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10 weeks post-op: This surgery has been completely life changing and I am beyond grateful for all those who supported me and helped me get to where I am now. I'm finally starting to like what I see in the mirror and it's a trippy feeling, ya'll 🤙 #trans #topsurgery #drraphael #peterraphael #drpeterraphael #americaninstituteforplasticsurgery #transition #transguy #transgender #transandproud #transandshirtless #thisiswhattranslookslike #ftm #ftmfitness #vegan #veganfitness

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Like night and day 🌓 left: 18, right: 25. #transformationtuesday

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Nothing like a pair of @rodeohs to boost your confidence. 🙌

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Who needs the gym when you've been packing/unpacking/lifting/moving for the last 36 hours? 🏋🏻 #justkidding #imissthegym

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