We had the good fortune of connecting with Teaira Laniece and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Teaira, what is the most important factor behind your success?
Consistency and discipline are the leading factors in my weight loss success. For years, I would start a weight loss journey just to get discouraged and quit when the weight was not coming off fast enough. It was only when I realized that if I stopped quitting, I won’t have to keep starting over. I started to see real results when I created and stuck to my workout/clean eating regimen.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am a fitness content creator. I run the @teababyfit account on Instagram and TikTok. This account is based on my personal weight loss journey over the past year. I decided to start this account after sharing my story on my personal social media accounts and being flooded with direct messages from followers telling me how I have inspired them to get active and live a healthier life style. Sharing my journey on a public platform has never been easy. There are days that I feel like giving up but I know so many people are watching my journey unfold using it as motivation. What has helped me the most is being transparent about my obstacles. Everyday isn’t going to be a great workout or eating day, it is important for me to share my set backs. This is not only relatable for my audience but it also demonstrates how to overcome obstacles when motivation is lacking. The message behind my brand is to be your own aesthetic. Often times we become obsessed with images that we see on our social media feeds and start to feel like we need to look exactly like our favorite celebrity/influencer. When we fail to meet those standards, we give up and start to believe negative thoughts about ourselves. Be your own aesthetic sends a clear message that you do not need to live up to social media standards. You get to create your own personal beauty standards based on your own opinions and not those of the world.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Brunch – Pangea Restaurant & Bar, and Stirr Addison Hangouts – Bitter Ends, Dibs on Victory, Clover Club Dallas, Happiest Hour,
Trails & Hiking – Kathy Trail, Trinity Skyline
Neighborhoods – Deep Ellum, Victory Park
Casual Dinner – Crab Station, Shell Shack, Haywire
Fine Dining – Royal 38, Perry’s Steakhouse, Nick & Sams
Gyms/Yoga – Texas Family Fitness, Black Swan Yoga

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My friends and family have been instrumental in my success. Their ongoing love and support always keeps me going even on my worst days. I am very grateful to everyone who has said a kind word, offered encouragement, or shared my content online.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teababyfit

Other: TikTok: teababyfit Email: Teairalbanks@gmail.com

Image Credits
Akia Walton

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