My name is Sarah Bogue. I'm 26 years old and I was born and raised in North Vancouver, BC, Canada. Ever since I can remember, being active and playing sports has always been a huge part of my life, I was never one to just sit still – my choice sports were basketball and field hockey... A classic high school girl. Follow Sarah on Instagram
Soon after graduating I stopped playing team sports and started concentrating on university and my modeling career. I landed contracts with a couple of agencies and was even approached by a few international agencies to model abroad. It's (almost) every girl's dream – well, it certainly was mine. However, I graciously declined the offers to focus on school.
After years and years in the industry – and upholding an unrealistic body image for far too long – the pressure started to take its toll on me mentally and physically. I really wasn't happy with how I looked, and I knew I needed to change. These before and after pictures (below) show me during my modeling career at 5'10 and 105 lbs. I'm now 135lbs with - believe it or not - the exact same measurements! It was actually after this picture that I decided that I would never feel or look like that again.
That day I went out and bought a gym membership... It was this day that my life changed forever! That was 3 and a half years ago and I can honestly say that it was the best decision I have ever made. Not only do I have a body that I can be proud of, I feel 100x healthier, I have the self confidence that I've always dreamed of and I can honestly say that I have never been happier. This is why I teamed up with Wiivv. Their #KeepGoing motto aligned perfectly with my want and desire to stay active while being comfortable. The Wiivv Orthotic is a perfect companion for every day life. Whether it's walking to work, or squating at the gym, the custom made-for-me fit is truly amazing.
Recently, as of this spring, I decided to take my training to the next level and really start to push myself. After years of wavering on the subject, I finally decided that I'm ready to walk on stage and enter into my first fitness competition. As a result I have increase the intensity and frequency of my workouts in order to put on size before I start prepping this winter. Thank goodness I have Wiivv to get me through the increased work load. The cushioned heel and custom arch support keep my feet, knees, hips, and back aligned as I go through my routine – this is especially important when working on my legs.
Make sure to stay tuned. I'll be talking about how to plan for fitness success, my gym routine, as well as my meal plan.