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This is scary, but real life. The top photo was right before surgery in July/2016 and the bottom photo was a few months later once the incision closed. My scars have faded more and are continuing to fade over time. This surgery was one that was a long time coming. Losing over 100 lbs 8 years ago left me with extra skin in places I didn't want it. I had it on my tummy, arms, thighs, and other areas in between. It takes a lot for me to be vulnerable enough to show this, but I'm just trying to be honest. Social media is easy to be used to show nothing but the good stuff, the happy stuff, the pretty stuff, the fun stuff...but why is the real stuff so hard for us to post? Most people didn't realize my arms had as much excess skin on them as they did, but that's because I was a master at hiding it. I covered them as much as possible and was a pro at posing in a way that my arms weren't as noticeable. I was so insecure over them. Last year I finally decided it was time to pursue finding the right surgeon to take on the skin removal surgery. I'll forever be grateful for Dr Pyle and his incredible staff at @davisandpyleplasticsurgery in Raleigh, NC for doing such a fantastic job on my arms. When I look back, I can't believe my arms were ever like that, but I'm incredibly grateful for the skin removal that gave my arms such an amazing shape. No matter the amount of fat loss and weight training I did, I would have never been able to achieve this without surgery. I know that surgery isn't realistic for everyone, but please know that this is MY journey and this is what I had to do for myself. I waited over 7 years to be able to have this surgery for myself. Don't feel like it is impossible or not within reach because it is - anything is possible if you put the time, work and dedication in to it. #brachioplasty #weightloss #beforeandafter #excessskin #biggestloser #plasticsurgery #raleigh #raleighplasticsurgeon #davisandpyleplasticsurgery

There's always someone! pic: @floridafishingmate

Now that's a Tuna bro!! 🐟 💪
96 & 97 inch bluefin hauled in by @a_mates_life

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#OpenYourHeartToBackbends

Day 11 #handstandbackbendsplit against a wall
Repeat day 1 and 2 to stretch the back muscles and wrists in preparation for the backbend. Repeat a #backbend #pigeon, #wildthing, #fishpose #backbendpushups #dancerspose and #hollowback from day 3-10 to feel the strength you are gaining, open the front of the body and strengthen the back while, at the same time, opening the hip region. Adding a standing split to the backbend today.

The closer you are to the wall, the harder. The farther away from the wall, the easier. Watch out for those baseboards.
Todays challenge is very hard. If your foot only makes it half way down the wall or less that is perfectly fine. Or just stick with a backbend and extend one leg at a time to the ceiling.
I'm showing:
1-handstand against the wall
2-bend the right knee and run the toe all the way down the wall as low as you can go.
3-hold for 5 seconds and bring the foot back up
4-Repeat left side

Backbends are essential to give our bodies an equal stretch and strength in the entire front and back of the body.
IMPORTANT:
Make sure to listen to your body and do not force yourself into a pose. Hosts will show modifications, but backbends in general are challenging. So take this challenge at your own pace to safely stretch and strengthen the back as well as the entire body.
Hosts will post the challenge the night before. Please follow @laurabpilates and @kerispilatesroom and our sponsor @fitfitactive to be eligible for prizes. Also use #OpenYourHeartToBackbends so we can see. Can't wait for you to open your hearts to Backbends with us
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Barrel above hands...🤔

This view never gets old… #love #raleigh sunsets from the Boylan Bridge 💖

The look of exhaustion! This little puppy was the star of a video shoot today at the SPCA with @imaginovationco! We can't wait to share the video with you soon!! #spcawake #raleigh #puppy #blueeyes #puppylove #dogsofinstagram

Parents wake you up early ➡ You throw a tantrum ➡ Get yelled at for tantrum😂😂

Currently in an unhealthy relationship with cheese. #🧀

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Today was the last day of the #BIRTHFIT Postpartum Series. 😢 According to these #moms, they feel #stronger, full of #knowledge, and love that they can #move in ways that are appropriate for their #postpartum bodies. The next Series starts in May! Register via link in profile. #thisiswhatstronglookslike #strongmom #fitmom #postpartumrehab #Raleigh #raleighmoms

My friend for centuries @_brannded_ made it out to the show in nyc last night. He's makes the crowd feel as much as we do from stage. Thanks my man.
2/24: #Boston, MA - PA's Lounge
2/25: Asbury Park, NJ - Wonder Bar
2/26: #Washington, DC - Black Cat
2/28 Chapel Hill,NC - Local 506
3/1 #Raleigh,NC - The Pour House
3/2: #Charlotte, NC - Petra's
3/4: #Nashville, TN - The End
3/5: #Atlanta, GA - Vinyl
3/7: New Orleans, LA - Siberian
3/9: Little Rock, AR - Stickyz Rock'n'Roll Chicken Shack
3/10: #Memphis, TN - Young Ave Deli
3/11: Dallas, TX - The Foundry
#darlingdestroyer #leopoldandhisfiction #television #detroit #banshee #lasvegas

Gorgeous 1940's sweater dress! So lovely I was tempted to keep it for myself. Click link in bio to shop, ships internationally from Raleigh, NC! #vintage #vintageshop #vintageclothing #vintageclothes #1940s #1940sfashion #vintagestyle #vintagechic #vintagefashion #retro #retrostyle #vintagelove #vintagegirl #royalblue #pinupstyle #raleigh #raleighnc #shoplocal #raleighdurham

TOMORROW! Don't sit there and claim that you're a dancer but neglect getting quality training 🐸☕️ Fresh off of the Formation World Tour with @beyonce, the beautiful and insanely talented @tashab1 is coming back to North Carolina to teach with the incredible @evarileanthony 👠Join us at @heeltalk 👠Pay at the door, but come early, we getting SEXAYYY‼️‼️ 👠❤ 👠 #Heeltalk #HTC #HeelTalkConnection #TashaB #SeductiveWoman #evarileanthony #Stiletto #durham #Raleigh #Charlotte #Greensboro #undergrounddance #Dance #dancer #actress #model #atlanta #losangeles #newyork #love #passion #ravennicole #Instagram #art #Choreographer #like4like #choreography @kalikp @the_wondertwins #trainingseason

WE ARE OPEN... WE ARE YOUR CIAA HEADQUARTERS FOR THE FLYEST GEAR IN THE CITY... IF YOU GOING TO CIAA YOU HAVE TO STOP BY AND GET YA FIT.. LETS GOOOOOO ICEBERG TRIBUTE S/O @viericheparis ... @fourthofnovember @dope #@jordancraigdenim STRAIGHT 🔥🔥🔥VIE RICHE PIECE... VIE RICHE ON DECK...WE WORKING ...EXCLUSIVE.... OFFICIAL AUTHORIZED DEALER #vieriche ....WE WORKING. .. #919 #336 #910 #252 #516 #914 #646 #631 #NYC #BX #BLACKBUSINESS #NC #GCBE #GETCOSIGNED #SHOPSMALLBUSINESS #CLOTHING #RALEIGH #FASHION #SNEAKERHEAD#FASHION #336 #910 #252 #516 #914 #646 #631 #NYC #BX #blackbusiness #boogeidownbronx #southbeach #cirocboyzsouth #cirocboyz #GETCOSIGNEDBEEZCLUSIVE #STRONGISLAND #COSIGN1975

Thanks to @ncmodernlife for this cool display with my art!

#mcguiredenim is absolutely the best! Dreamed up in #newyork made real in #losangeles #madeinusa .
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Inspired by #vintage garments and the type of #love that worn pieces only get. You're go to staple. Goes from sunup to sundown .
#modmule in #cameronvillage #cvtrendreport #jeans #trending #designer #goto #staple #runway #instastyle #instafashion #instastyle #raleigh #downtownraleigh #shoplocalraleigh

❗️#BestofDurham is BACK!❗️We would greatly appreciate if you vote for Sew Fine II as best Interior Designer under the Home & Garden category. Also, you can write us in for best Home Furnishings and Accessories under the Retail category. Link in our bio!
One vote per person-voting ends March 16. Thank you to all of our clients and friends!

#Durham #DurhamNC #interiordesign #Raleigh #ChapelHill #trianglenc #bestof #homedecor #homedesign #northcarolina #smallbusiness #shoplocal #interiordecor

The sun is shining, it's close to 80 degrees and me and the boys are exploring downtown. I'd call that a happy Fri-YAY! Have a great day, friends.
#lularoekarenbrown #lularoeclassict #lularoejill

Island Pitaya Energy Bowl from Jamba Juice in Durham. -
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Get posted! #trifoodies
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Hey restaurants, want us to come see you or discuss hosting an adventure dinner at your place? Email melissa@trifoodies.com
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So, finally got some professional pictures made by the one and only @imagesbyamberr last weekend! I also got to play around with some awesome furniture by @the_prettiest_pieces 😍 I'm a newly 26 year old gal, literally my birthday was last Sunday lol I own a day of coordination business here in the raleigh and surrounding areas! I also have a new line called @thetinyknot where I specialize I pop up and small weddings! I also host small weddings at @historicpersonplace where I've paired up with them to help restore and preserve the home. I've been so blessed to be able to do what I love and share the love of Jesus to others! If I haven't worked with you before, I'd love to meet you! 💕 #AVEvents