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Throw Back Thursday!

Throw Back Thursday!

This picture is really hard for me to look at. This was definitely my largest: I know I was over 200 lbs by this point, as I remember worrying if my ocean kayak could really hold my weight.

This photo was taken during the summer between sophomore and junior year of high school. The summer, for me, consisted of playing computer games until 3-4am (while drinking Mountain Dew and eating junk food) and then sleeping until 1-2pm. As a result, every summer during high school normally packed on 10-15 lbs.

My mother tried to keep me active – I really did love kayaking and biking – but it was hard to counteract the damage I was doing with my late night binging and irregular sleeping habits.

Looking at this photo reminds me that exercise alone is not enough for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Good nutrition, healthy sleeping patterns, and regular fitness are the secret to success: not pills, not restrictive diets, not excessive exercise. This photo reminds me that BALANCE is crucial to long term health and body satisfaction.

Find your balance, my friends!

Bon appetit,
~ Tori

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2 thoughts on “Throw Back Thursday!

  1. jessicampalmer says:

    Tori,
    I love your blog, you are so real, inspirational, and knowledgable! Thank you for posting this, we all come from somewhere and you rock! Keep on, keeping on girl!

    • Thank you so much, Jessie! We are all fighting this battle together, one day at a time! The goal is to be healthy, to love and care for our bodies, and to support one another in the process. So glad we’re doing it together!

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