Jovana is 24 years old, and after losing 135 pounds, she says that she’s now comfortable wearing a bikini. The Toronto-based woman has been reflecting on her weight loss journey on Instagram, and just like her 58K followers, we’re dying to know how she stays motivated. Jovana’s tactic: she always reflects on her journey.
In the incredibly inspiring bikini photo she posted, Jovana wrote, “this is the first year that I actually feel comfortable wearing a bikini. So what does that mean? It means lots of bikini transformation photos👙! I am so proud of how far I have come, both mentally and physically. It takes a lot of commitment, sacrifice and hard work. But living a healthy, happy and comfortable life will ALWAYS be worth it to me.”
Just like many people have come to understand while trying to lose weight, Jovana explains that “there are no shortcuts.” Her commendable progress is the result of hard work.
“It can be difficult to stay focused on the end goal and stay INSPIRED,” she wrote. “You are going to have to make certain sacrifices and put in work to reach your goals💪🏼! It is a tough, beautiful, amazing and fulfilling journey.
Motivation will get you started, but accountability and CONSISTENCY help you create habits that will keep you going.”
With one quick glance at Jovana’s Instagram account, we were immediately blown away by her transformation photos, and she explained that those photos are what motivates her.
“It’s important to reflect,” she captioned the photo below. “Yes, it is important to have goals and look towards the future, but I believe it is so much more important to stop and live in the moment and reflect on how you got to where you are. Reflect on why you started your journey, how you feel, how far you’ve come, how many lows you’ve made it through, how many highs you’ve enjoyed and how much BETTER you feel💪🏼👏🏼. Focus on loving yourself every day – be present within your own mind! Progress is so much more than physical.”
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