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Throwback to my first fight camp 👊🏼 2 weeks out of that tournament, my training partner captured these photos of my arms flexed and relaxed .. at that time, Ronda Rousey was still the talk of Women's combat sports. I wanted to look strong like Ronda, she was my role model for a long time and I wanted to be an MMA Fighter just like her (until Muay Thai stole my heart ❤️ haha!) When I saw these photos I remember feeling proud because when I'd been sparring that day, I really felt strong and crisp. I showed it to one of my friends at the time, when she saw these pictures she told me I looked manly and too 'buff' (so funny how that's considered an aesthetic term when it doesn't describe your physicality WHATSOEVER). I became self conscious all of a sudden.. a bit insecure. I've always been broad shouldered and 'buff', I'm not a small frame. I grew up working on a horse ranch and had to work really hard losing a lot of weight as well, when I turned 18. Now looking back at it, if I could tell my self anything in that moment of looking at this photo filled with self doubt after my friend's comment, I'd say this. Strong is actually fucking beautiful. Whatever strong looks like to you, however it feels - do and be about it 💪🏼
I say this to my clients all the time! Shift your focus from the scales, the mirror or the 'Gram and let's look at/deal with the way you FEEL about yourself 👏🏼
What would you tell your younger self, at a moment where you were self conscious? ✌🏼
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#strong #perthfitfam #weouthere2018 #fight #training #vsco #vscocam #picoftheday #guns #body #image #confidence #inspiration #gym #gymmotivation #fit #healthy #happy

Throwback to my first fight camp 👊🏼 2 weeks out of that tournament, my training partner captured these photos of my arms flexed and relaxed .. at that time, Ronda Rousey was still the talk of Women's combat sports. I wanted to look strong like Ronda, she was my role model for a long time and I wanted to be an MMA Fighter just like her (until Muay Thai stole my heart ❤️ haha!) When I saw these photos I remember feeling proud because when I'd been sparring that day, I really felt strong and crisp. I showed it to one of my friends at the time, when she saw these pictures she told me I looked manly and too 'buff' (so funny how that's considered an aesthetic term when it doesn't describe your physicality WHATSOEVER). I became self conscious all of a sudden.. a bit insecure. I've always been broad shouldered and 'buff', I'm not a small frame. I grew up working on a horse ranch and had to work really hard losing a lot of weight as well, when I turned 18. Now looking back at it, if I could tell my self anything in that moment of looking at this photo filled with self doubt after my friend's comment, I'd say this. Strong is actually fucking beautiful. Whatever strong looks like to you, however it feels - do and be about it 💪🏼 I say this to my clients all the time! Shift your focus from the scales, the mirror or the 'Gram and let's look at/deal with the way you FEEL about yourself 👏🏼 What would you tell your younger self, at a moment where you were self conscious? ✌🏼 - - #strong  #perthfitfam  #weouthere2018  #fight  #training  #vsco  #vscocam  #picoftheday  #guns  #body  #image  #confidence  #inspiration  #gym  #gymmotivation  #fit  #healthy  #happy 

14 Comments:

  1. wolfpackninjas

    Way to go!!

  2. darthninja1994

    Id tell my self there will be hard days good days and really bad days stand strong and get up and keep trying because at the end its all worth it win or lose doesnt matter what others say get up and push forward

  3. brooke_nakmuay

    Ronda did such great things for women in combat sports...and you no what is beautiful.. .confidence ! Confidence in who you are ! You are beautiful Shanice ! Love your posts xx

  4. brooke_nakmuay

    @shanice.j.desilva And You Know Muay Thai Inspired Me Because I Saw Girls Who Didn't Have Ripped Up stomachs and blah blah, fighting And becoming champs etc ...and I was like ah this is such a better attitude to have about fitness and sport ... they arent training for abs etc.... andddd when are you coming ?! Xx

  5. ep.bodywork.therapy

    I'd say, "your eyelashes and soul are beautiful, so put the KFC down, bruh".

  6. brooke_nakmuay

    @shanice.j.desilva We Will For Sure!!! 😊😊😊

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