Tess Holliday had a few choice words for the cruel commenters who body shamed her after she posted a series of videos of herself working out with her personal trainer.
The size 22 model took to Instagram on Thursday evening to share three videos of herself doing squats, barbell curls, and high knees, writing: 'Reunited with @mackfit & working on my [peach emoji] #effyourbeautystandards #fatgirlsworkouttoo.'
The series of clips has been liked more than 26,000 times, but some online trolls used the footage as an opportunity to shame 32-year-old Tess for her size while giving her unsolicited advice on what she should be doing in the gym.
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Pumping iron: Tess Holliday took to Instagram on Thursday evening to share three videos of herself working out with her personal trainer
Get it girl: The 32-year-old said she was working on her 'peach' while sharing footage of herself doing squats at the gym
Looking good:The size 22 model donned a cropped gray tank and black leggings while working out with her Los Angeles-based trainer Mack
Tess returned to Instagram a few hours later and shared a series of comments that she saw in her feed, scratching out their Instagram handles so her critics remained anonymous.
Even though she was working out with a professional trainer, some boldly criticized her workout.
'I'd do cardio if I was her, hopefully she's doing that too,' one person wrote, another agreed, adding: 'You should do cardio, u are only making ur overweight harder to burn and that's not healthy.'
One person told her she wasn't doing her squats properly, and one troll commented: 'Damn already getting ready for next year's hot dog eating contest!'
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'Guess who's back': Mack also shared a video of Tess doing a series of high knees and squats
Online trolls: Although Tess's videos received more than 26,000 likes, some people took the opportunity to body shame her in the comments section of her post
While sharing the stream of comments she received, Tess shared a powerful message about body shaming and unnecessarily judgement.
'People assume I don't work out because I don't feel the need to post it all over the gram, & the reason why? Because it's no one's business what I do with my body,' she wrote. 'It's not my place to tell others to work out either.'
Tess went on to speak of her mother, Beth Hoven, who became disabled after being shot in the head twice by her former boyfriend.
'My mother is partially paralyzed & would love to move her body in the ways I did in my previous post, but unfortunately that's not a reality for her & so many other people,' she explained. 'When you start to truly love yourself, you take care of your body the way YOU see fit. Live & let live y'all.
The advocate for body positivity ended her post with a few words for those who critiqued her workout routine.
Cruel: Tess returned to Instagram a few hours later and shared a series of comments that she saw in her feed
Take that: Tess responded with a powerful message about body shaming, writing: 'It's no one's business what I do with my body'
Good point: Tess rarely shares clips and photos of herself working out, but she noted she just doesn't feel the need to post it all over Instagram. She shared this workout selfie in June
'Lastly, when I post about working out, then all of a sudden y'all got jokes, everyone is a doctor & trainer,' she said. 'Y'all just can't handle seeing someone in a plus size body that isn't deemed desirable by societies standards THRIVING & it kills y'all. Worry about your own life #F**KYOURBEAUTYSTANDARDS.'
Earlier in the week, Tess penned an equally powerful post about mental illness while paying tribute to her husband Nick for 'breaking the stigma' and speaking openly about his own struggles with mental illness.
In honor of World Mental Health Day on Tuesday, the 32-year-old model shared two photos of herself gazing and kissing Nick in New York City last month.
'Today is #worldmentalhealthday & I'm proud of my husband @nickhollidayco for #breakingthestigma & using social media as a tool to help others by talking about his life with mental illness,' she wrote.
Tess explained that more 300 million people suffer from depression and 260 million people are battling anxiety disorders around the world, noting that many people are living with both conditions.
Glamour shot: The model frequently shares un-retouched photos of herself posing in lingerie on her Instagram page
Look of love: Earlier this week, Tess shared photos of herself posed with her husband Nick while praising him in honor of World Mental Health Day
Proud: She spoke candidly about how her partner struggles with mental illness, but he helps others by speaking openly about his experience on social media
'I'm not gonna lie, before we got together I didn't know much about depression, BPD, or the numerous other things that so many people we love, live with everyday,' she admitted.
The mom went on to say that although she still doesn't fully understand what it is like to live with mental illness, she does know some things for sure.
'People who have mental illness aren't failures,' she stressed. 'You are not lazy… You are not a burden…There is no shame in taking medication if you see fit… You are loved & YOU matter.'
Together, Tess and Nick are raising their one-year-old son Bowie Juniper and her 11-year-old son Rylee from a previous relationship, and she ended her post by praising her husband for being such a positive force in her and her sons' lives.
'My life & our children's lives are so full because we get to share it with you Nick,' she said. 'They will see that families are whatever you make them to be & we love your tender bear heart #putthegentlebackingentlemen.'