Model Mia Sand Shows Fitness Evolution In Before-And-After Photos

Mia Sand snaps a mirror selfie in a gray set.
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Mia Sand shared a new update to her Instagram feed to discuss how her fitness journey thus far has been more related to her mental health than her physical well-being.

On Friday, January 24, the Danish fitness model took to the popular social media platform to post a before-and-after photo of herself, five years apart. In her caption, Sand talked about how the years leading up to the earlier picture were dark and depressing, which reflected on her body.

In the “before” shot, Sand stood in front of a white wall. She wore a form-fitting black dress, showing off a fuller figure. Sand’s face also looked more swollen and her skin seemed a bit discolored. Even though she is smiling, her eyes were sad and opaque. In that image, she had long, dark hair that she wore down. The tips of her locks were blond and unhealthy-looking.

The “after” snapshot is completely different. Sand struck a confident pose. Her arms were crossed over her stomach and her hips were thrown to the side. She shot a bright, big smile at the camera, and her eyes had a sparkle to match. The curvy fitness model rocked a white crop top with a distressed denim jacket over it.

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5 years between these two pictures The years leading up to the first picture wasn't the greatest for me, and it shows, literally! I wont go into details but those years were dark, depressing, mentally challenging and hurt me badly, and up to this day what I went through back then still comes to mind every now and then But as you see now, there's a whole new me standing on the right, and its by no means the physically part im talking about, but the mental part of it which created the physical appearance you see here on Instagram, the improved body composition is an added bonus, the real improvement lies within the mental strength, my health, confidence, maturity, discipline and self esteem that I gained on my journey Going through hard times and being able to go from having nothing, to what I have today, are the reason I love what I do, helping others grow, helping others achieve something healthier in their lives, and helping them smile more is an absolute joy and pleasure With that said, if you out there need a personal trainer who's there for you, whether you want to lose or gain weight, tighten your figure, grow a fine booty or gain strength and confidence, just follow the link in my bio and let's connect, spots are available again from february Happy weeknd yall #smilemore #healthymind #personaltraining #bodytransformation

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On her lower body, Sand had on a pair of matching light-washed jeans that sat just below her bellybutton, leaving a bit of her stomach on display. She accessorized her look with a thin white belt through the loops of her jeans and a gold wristwatch.

Sand’s blond hair was swept over to one side. Her long, straight strands fell on to her shoulders in the photo.

“[T]he real improvement lies within the mental strength, my health, confidence, maturity, discipline and self esteem that I gained on my journey,” part of her motivational caption read. She also included a few hashtags that promoted mental well-being.

The photo was an immediate hit with her followers. In under an hour, the post has been liked more than 13,700 times and garnered upwards of 400 comments. Users of the social media app took to the comments section to engage with her caption and to thank her for her powerful message.

“You inspire many! Thanks for sharing. Glad you made the changes to become the NEW YOU!!” one user raved.

“Wow, what a transformation,” replied another follower, including a heart-eyes emoji after the words.

“Wow… You are my role model,” a third fan chimed in, following the comment with a smiley and a heart-eyes emoji.