Stephanie Nadia Papini

🌿Prime Movement Pilates Instructor in training 📷Food photographer/videographer 💭Aspiring blogger 🍉Recipe creator ⛱Cape Town, South Africa

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Before anything else,
Find yourself.
Be yourself.
Love yourself. ☀️
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#happy #love #capetown #loveyourself #inspiration #motivation #selflove #yoga #pilates #fitness #healthy #positivevibes #photooftheday

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you have to find that place
that brings out the human in you.
the soul in you.
the love in you. - r.m. drake .
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#mondaymotivation #motivationmonday #pilates #yoga #happy #love #strongisthenewskinny #capetown #fitfam #fitness #fitnessmotivation #soul #womenempowerment#photooftheday #goals #inspiration

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Spending this Wednesday day-dreaming about new places, new adventures and new experiences. It’s only the start to 2018 and I’m already feeling that itch to jet-set off again ✈️
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If you could go anywhere today, where would you go and explore? ✨
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📷: @danielmpilorichards .
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#adventure #happy #photooftheday #coffee #daydream #summer #london #fitness #fitfam #free #woman #love #travel

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Stretching into the new week like... 🤸🏽‍♂️🧘🏽‍♀️
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It’s scary to think that we are already in February 2018😱! But that just reminds me that the time is now, don’t let it escape you. You have the choice to OWN this day ✨👏🏽
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📷: @danielmpilorichards .
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#mondaymotivation #motivationmonday #inspiration #inspire #photooftheday #happy #capetown #fitness #fitnessgirl #summer #goals

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When you have nothing planned for a Saturday, what do you do? ✨
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#coffee #happy #weekend #capetown #fitspo #photooftheday #photography #healthy #fitness #friends #friendshipgoals #goals #summer

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Just a little appreciation post to all the wonderful people in my life who are constantly there for me, a phone call away, who build me up and allow me to be me - raw and real ✨ 🌙 .
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#friends #motivation #wcw #inspiration #happy #love #fitfam #capetown #quotes #loveyourself #progress #photooftheday #picoftheday #instagood #tbt

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Transformation Tuesday? Not really. I look at this photo and I see - 50% me, 20% good lighting, 20% a flattering angle, and 10% a decent phone. Why do I see it that way? Well because I definitely don’t look like this all the time. I’m happy to see the progress I have made with my nutrition and training, and I can definitely see the small changes my body has made and I’m so happy I can congratulate myself for that but that doesn’t stop me from trying to live a balanced life. Best believe a few minutes after taking this photo, my best friend and I shared some gluten filled cookies in the pool, talking and laughing and having a great day together - which did result in a bloated belly for the rest of the day 😂 but it was so worth it! I’m finally learning how people can work hard and play hard and the balance feels so liberating 🙌🏽
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I’m slowly starting to learn how to appreciate my body in all its shapes and forms - it’s a slow but worthwhile process 💪🏼
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“Fall in love with taking care of yourself. Mind. Body. Spirit” ✨
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#transformationtuesday #transformation #body #progress #progresspic #fit #fitness #fitfam #fitspo #fitspiration #fitstagram #happy #love #health #healthy #photography #photooftheday #photographer #inspiration #motivation #goals #capetown #summer #bikini #pilates #exercise #nutrition #food #bodypositive #loveyourself

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Certain people come into your life at a certain time for a certain reason. We may not always know the reason at first, but the reason is there 🌿
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Had such a wonderful morning talking about destinies, matters of the heart, love, family and passions with @kylie.jacobs at the ever so wonderful @harvestcafect. Definitely not a bad way to start the week ✨
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#mondaymotivation #motivationmonday #motivation #instagood #inspiration #health #healthy #fit #fitfam #food #foodie #foodporn #foodblogger #photooftheday #photography #photographer #friends #destiny #capetown #optimistic #happy #love #pilates #yoga #fitspiration #goals #friendgoals

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My “no, please don’t take a photo, everyone is watching” face made an appearance this morning at Camps Bay beach 😂 am I the only one who gets camera shy when other people are around? Who knows! 🤷🏽‍♀️
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Now I could go on and on about how today was the first time in...EVER that I felt confident enough to be on the beach, in a bikini, without worrying about how I looked. But instead of all that (will save that for another day) I am just going to say I am so happy to officially be back in the mother city after a glorious holiday in Durban 🌞 .
I’m not ready to let go of my summer holiday just yet which meant spending some wonderful time in the sun with @danielmpilorichards this morning!
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2018 is looking pretty good to me so far ✨
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📷: @danielmpilorichards .
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#beach #beachlife #bikini #body #happy #love #boyfriend #fitness #fitspiration #inspiration #motivation #fitfam #strongnotskinny #photooftheday #photography #photographer #picoftheday #holidays #fun #life #health #healthy #healthylifestyle #2018 #goals #newme #fitnessgoals #summer #capetown #campsbay

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Sometimes all you need is some TLC from your best friend, a pool, and a sunny day to make your holiday that much sweeter ✨
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Thank you for all the laughs and love @savvistorm .
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#happy #laugh #love #friends #bestfriendgoals #bestfriend #photography #photographer #photooftheday #pool #bikini #strongwomen #strongnotskinny #pilates #fit #fitness #fitfam #fitspiration #inspiration #instagood #goals #health #healthy #holiday #motivation #tbt #mondaymotivation #durban #capetown

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Ended 2017 with a full heart and memories that will last a lifetime ✨
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My holiday in Durban has been filled with seeing old friends, spending nights around the family dinner table, a surprise visit from my love @danielmpilorichards and just before the year ended my adventurous sister and her fiancé took me on my first proper camping trip in the berg - a two day hike where we spent the night sleeping in a cave. I couldn’t have ended this year in a better way ❤️
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2018, I’m excited for you.
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📷: @muggyicegoat .
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#newyear #happy #happygirl #love #adventure #capetown #durban #photography #photographer #pilates #hiking #camping #fitness #fitspo #fitspiration #inspiration #motivation #bodypositivity #positivevibes #2017 #2018 #instagood #instagram #family #goals #health #healthy #strongnotskinny

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When you are just low-key obsessed with your new Khanyiso Straw from @faithfultonature which is raw, organic and biodegradable 😍 Whenever I go out for a smoothie, I used to feel super guilty whenever I used a plastic straw - but now I just pop this little bad boy into my bag and I’m good to go! .
Also, I was so excited to give it a try that I’ve been using it at home - I mean, who sips their smoothie from the cup these days?! 😂 #notme
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Can we also just appreciate my new post-workout protein smoothie? 45grams of Protein, 32grams of Carbs and 18grams of fat. YUM 😛
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#motivationmonday #happy #love #life #organic #raw #health #healthy #macros #food #foodie #foodporn #foodgasm #photooftheday #picoftheday #protein #smoothie #dailyphoto #capetown #fit #fitfam #fitspo #fitness #strongisthenewskinny #pilates #motivation #inspire #inspiration #blogger

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On this glorious #throwbackthursday I couldn’t help but think back to my latest adventures in London. I miss the cold, I miss the busy streets, I miss the wonderful transport system, I miss the shopping (YES the clothes are cheaper there), I miss the late night comedy sessions, I miss being a tourist and walking around for hours and hours!!
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Thinking back in particular to this day when my cousin @danny.usai bused 2 hours to see me and @danielmpilorichards. We walked around Hamleys toy store, Oxford Street, got coffee (for 3 pounds 😂) and ended the evening at the Cape Town Comedy Jive show at the Leicester square theatre. So many memories, so much love for that beautiful place 😍
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Where did your mind travel to today? ✨
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#happy #tbt #life #love #dairyfree #photooftheday #picoftheday #boyfriend #health #healthy #walking #fit #fitfam #fitspo #fitness #inspire #motivation #adidas #power #memoriesforlife #holidays #adventures #create #travel #explore #exploretocreate #instagram #killeverygram

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How I jumped into this new week 😂
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No but seriously, I woke up and realized that there are only 7 more weeks left of 2017 😱 how is that even possible? Where has this year gone? I can’t believe that in a few short weeks, we will be entering into 2018! ✨
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This reminder just kickstarted and reignited my drive and motivation for the remainder of the year. I feel ready to kick some ass later during my workout at @zonefitness_sa Cape Quarter, to continue studying and start my pilates practicals (thank you @danielmpilorichards for being my first guinea pig), to spend time with special friends before I leave for Durban and to start Christmas shopping because I LOVE THE FESTIVE SEASON 🌲! [side note: am I the only one who loves this time of year?]
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Whatever you wanted to do this year but didn’t get around to it, let this be your inspiration. You have 7 weeks left to own up and check something off your to-do list. It’s never too late but instead of waiting for tomorrow, start today, right now. .
The bad news is that time flies - it’s inevitable - but the good news is your the pilot ✨
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📷: @danielmpilorichards .
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#mondaymotivation #motivationmonday #inspire #inspiration #motivate #motivation #happy #love #lifestyle #life #fit #fitfam #goals #2017 #festive #capetown #blogger #fitspo #fitness #fitspiration #nutrition #health #healthy #power #pilates #photooftheday #picoftheday #dailyphoto #running #body

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This week really wasn’t my best week for a number of reasons. .
I had cabin fever from being at home and studying most days (I literally felt like I was going crazy 😂), I hardly had any energy to perform at the gym, we didn’t get the apartment we applied for, I got sick, my camera broke and I found out that it’s going to cost a lot to fix and the list continues... (yes, I definitely felt like I was wallowing in a pity party 🙈)
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Today Dan and I woke up this morning and decided to hit the Oranjezicht Farmers market and while we were sitting at the table, enjoying the view and the coffee in our hands we started to discuss this year - the fact that we are already in November (but seriously, how fast has time flown this year?!), what we’ve accomplished this year, what we still want to accomplish before 2018, our struggles, our set backs and then most importantly what we were grateful for and what we are looking forward to.
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It was this conversation that really pulled me out of my slump and gave a reality check. I think it’s totally okay to have a bad day, or a bad week, it’s normal to sometimes be in a funk and not feel your best - we are all human at the end of the day - but one way to really pull yourself out of this is to realize how far you have come, and where you are in life. This time last year I was in a COMPLETELY different situation and I am so grateful for what I have experienced this year and how much I have grown. It’s amazing what can change in a year!!
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The silver lining about being in a funk - it’s temporary. Pick yourself up, pat yourself on the back, and set your eyes on the horizon because it’s a beautiful day and it shouldn’t be wasted ☀️
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Happy Saturday lovely people ✨🌿
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📷: @danielmpilorichards .
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#motivation #inspire #inspiration #happy #health #healthy #life #love #lifestyle #photooftheday #photography #fit #fitfam #fitspo #fitness #capetown #dailyphoto #dreambig #adventures #fbf #perspective #fitnessmotivation #inspired #goals #couples #create #women #body #bodypositive #macros

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Because sometimes you just have to put up your hands, surrender to the dreadful day you have been having and treat yourself ✨
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A year ago I would have seen these kinds of meals as a “cheat-meal”. I hated that word, it made me feel guilty for what I was eating, and the next day I would try and eat super healthy (almost too much) to try and redeem myself. It seems so silly now that I think about it 🙈
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Over the last month since I have been tracking macros and flexible dieting, I don’t look at these meals and cringe anymore - I know it’s a part of life to enjoy yourself and now for me I see them as “treat-meals” - treating yourself to something you don’t usually have on a day to day basis 🍦
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Not everyone will find flexible dieting to be as freeing as I do, but the point is to find something that works for you, stick to it and you will eventually see some change, not just physically but mentally to 🌿
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Now excuse me while I enjoy this delicious sea salt caramel + s’mores ice cream with cookie dough chunks from @thecreamerysa 😛 (Dan had blueberry + coffee with toasted almonds) .
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#food #foodie #foodgasm #foodporn #health #healthy #macros #macrosbypao #photooftheday #picoftheday #fit #fitspo #fitfam #fitness #fitspiration #motivate #inspire #icecream #instagood #instagram #bodypositive #love #life #lifestyle #yum #tasty #adventures #dreambig #dailyphoto #S2BM

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✨ Don’t let anyone determine your self worth ✨
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Whether it’s a friend, your boss, someone at the gym - whoever it may be - don’t let anyone determine how you see yourself or what you think of yourself. I have seen it so often (happening to me and other people that I know) where we start to underestimate ourselves and our capabilities, we fear going somewhere (like the weights section for example) for fear of looking stupid, we become afraid to wear something because we “won’t look good enough” and it carries on and on!!
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This used to happen to me and sometimes it still does, but when you realize what’s happening and when you become self aware you start to realize that the only persons opinion that truly matters is your own. .
You are enough and you are worth it. Don’t let fear or other people’s opinions stop you from living the life you want to live.
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#motivation #inspire #inspiration #happy #healthy #health #life #love #lifestyle #blogger #nutrition #mondaymotivation #women #power #dreambig #photooftheday #photography #picoftheday #fit #fitfam #fitspo #fitspiration #instagood #instamood #killeverygram #dailyphoto #explore #S2BM #adventures #fbf

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A double shot cappuccino for me today please ☕️🙌🏽 It’s one of those slow Wednesday’s where you are meant to be studying Leg Circles and The 100 (pilates) but obliviously find time to post on Instagram 😂
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It’s been almost 3 years since I finished varsity and getting into studying now is 10x harder - or maybe I just have more distracting me now 😂 Anyways, only a few more modules left and then I can finally start some practical work with @danielmpilorichards at Lisa Thomas Studio ✨
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#happy #love #life #lifestyle #capetown #health #healthy #movement #pilates #photooftheday #photography #fit #fitspo #fitfam #fitness #fitstagram #fitspiration #coffee #couples #goals #tbt #body #motivate #inspire #inspiration #motivation #dreambig #study #nutrition #blogger

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It was @candibod birthday and you know what that means - a badass breakfast brunch with some of the best woman around! ✨😛👊🏼
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It was such a wonderful morning because we got to celebrate this special woman’s big day, whilst eating all the yummy food @wildsproutcpt and meeting some pretty fantastic woman. It’s days like today that I feel so grateful for where I am in life right now because I get to be surrounded by such positive and inspiring woman - I mean does it get better than that? 😛
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Happy birthday beautiful Cands - thank you for a wonderful morning ❤️
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#food #foodie #foodporn #foodgasm #wellness #party #birthday #birthdaygirl #capetown #girls #women #breakfast #health #healthy #fitfam #fitspo #fit #fitgirls #squadgoals #strongisthenewskinny #photooftheday #picoftheday #inspiration #motivation #instagood #instamood #happy #love #lifestyle #photography

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Yay it’s finally Friday 😁 I don’t know about you, but the last few weeks have felt super crazy and chaotic. And if anyone said looking for a new apartment was easy, well, they were lying!! 😂 .
Although there is a lot to still be done today, all I feel like doing is baking something delicious 😛 (although I have no clue what to bake 🙈) Any suggestions??
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#food #foodie #foodgasm #foodporn #fitspo #fitfam #fitness #fit #happy #life #love #lifestyle #nutrition #macros #S2BM #picoftheday #photooftheday #explore #baking #women #yum #tasty #tbt #fbf #flashbackfriday #body #blogger #killeverygram #dreambig #dreambig

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It’s time for a silly fun fact Thursday because why the hell not 😝
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☝🏼 When I am feeling awkward in front of the camera (which is 99.9% of the time), I will pull this face 😛 I feel so comfortable behind the camera that sometimes I have no idea what to do with myself when I’m in front of it 😂🙈
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Let’s spread some positive vibrations today by sharing one silly fact about ourselves below ✨😊
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#tbt #throwbackthursday #love #photooftheday #picoftheday #happy #lifestyle #life #capetown #goals #couples #adventures #adidas #outdoors #killeverygram #inspire #instamood #instagood #inspiration #motivate #motivation #macros #S2BM #pilates #nutrition #silly #dailyphoto #fit #fitness #fitfam

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Thinking back to when 30,000 steps per day from WALKING was a normal and regular occurrence. 👟
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One of the biggest things I miss about London was that you could walk everywhere at any time of day. @dmrlivingthedream and I would wonder around the beautiful city from early morning till midnight. We got lost on many occasions and when we missed our bus it was no biggie because we just walked for another block until we got to the next bus stop. .
One evening (after getting extremely lost), we saw a whole new side of London. We walked until 1am, through the streets, the park and through little corridors between the huge buildings and never once did we have to fear for our safety. Sure there are areas where you have to be vigilant but it’s nothing like what we experience here. When I leave the house in the morning, I always carry around my keys in one hand and my pepper spray in another hand and I still don’t feel safe 🙈
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I love Cape Town - dame I love this place too much - but after visiting London I just experienced the biggest culture shock when it came to safety and security. .
Have you ever travelled somewhere and felt extremely safe?✨
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#travel #happy #love #london #lifestyle #capetown #pilates #fit #running #walking #fitness #fitnessgoals #motivation #inspire #fitspo #fitfam #fitstagram #instagood #photooftheday #picoftheday #photography #explore #women #tbt #goals #movement #killeverygram #outdoors #adidas #adventures

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I used this Monday as a “me” Monday and it was wonderful ✨
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I slept in a little bit longer because I could feel my body was tired, fed myself some extra healthy fats because I was craving it (hello avo 🥑 and peanut butter 🥜), gymed a bit longer because I had extra energy (probably the extra fats 😂) and will use the rest of the evening doing whatever else my body desires. .
Sometimes, instead of getting too caught up with your usual routine, listen to your body and see what it needs on that particular day. You will be amazed at how much happier and productive you become 🌸
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How did you listen to your body today? .
📷: @dmrlivingthedream .
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#mondaymotivation #motivationmonday #motivation #inspire #instagood #inspiration #happy #life #love #lifestyle #fitfam #fitspo #fit #fitness #goals #fitnessgoals #fitnessmotivation #body #running #movement #S2BM #weights #photooftheday #picoftheday #photography #macros #dreambig #explore #outdoors #pilates

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Lying in bed on this misty Saturday morning and I can’t help but think back to the day I made @dmrlivingthedream search high and low to help me find @deliciouslyella deli! This was something on my bucket list the moment I knew for sure that we were headed to London 😁😁
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I have been following her recipes ever since I decided to go gluten-free a couple of years ago and when she opened up her first deli - I knew I had to go and try out her delicious goodies! 😍
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Which is exactly what we did - I treated Dan and I to a fudgy brownie, banana bread and an almond milk cappuccino, with of course, some take home energy balls (you need snacks for later right?😝)
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One of the very memorable moments from our trip. Let’s go back?! ❤️
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#food #foodie #foodgasm #foodporn #cafe #throwbackthursday #happy #love #life #london #lifestyle #explore #movement #travel #photooftheday #picoftheday #fit #fitspo #fitfam #fitness #killeverygram #glutenfree #dairyfree #dailyphoto #inspire #instamood #instagood #motivate #motivation #tbt

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Slowly but surely I am getting back into some semblance of a routine. As much as I love traveling, it feels really good to be back home. And what’s exciting is that I have some new beginnings to look forward to - a new apartment (if we can find one 😂), heading home in December for a whole month, and @dmrlivingthedream and I are already planning some pretty big things for next year ✨✈️
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For the rest of the year I want to put my energy into my Pilates course, getting back into #S2BM, finishing the book I have been meaning to finish for a while now 😂, and getting re-inspired to bake yummy macro friendly dishes (#macrosbypao) 🍳🥑
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The only constant is change 🌸
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#fit #fitspo #fitfam #fitness #fitstagram #body #blogger #photooftheday #photography #dreambig #health #healthy #happy #life #love #nutrition #macros #adidas #adventures #goals #pilates #photoshoot #travel #explore #movement

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