MAFS star Martha Kalifatidis has proudly showed off the weight she’s lost over the past few weeks by slipping into a pair of purple jeans she thought she’d grown out of.
The newly blonde beauty took to her Instagram Stories on Friday to share a video of her sporting the pants she hadn’t worn for ‘so long’.
“These jeans are actually... there’s like, room,” the 32-year-old said while displaying the gap between her taut belly and the waistband.
“Not only that, b*tch can you see that? My booty is lifted!”
Martha was quick to pass on some of the credit for her slimmer figure to her boyfriend, teacher-turned-personal trainer Michael Brunelli.
“I have been doing Michael’s Booty Builder program four days a week. It’s amazing, I’m obsessed with it. I’ve also been using his meal packs for two meals a day,” she explained.
Martha went on to reveal that she’s committed to participating in her beau’s Tru Fit By Michael ‘30 Day Challenge’ and called on her followers to keep her accountable.
Martha lifts lid on troll’s ‘chubby’ comment
The reality TV star’s renewed dedication to fitness and healthy eating comes just weeks after she was the target of cruel body-shaming comments from trolls.
It all started in late May when Martha uploaded a video advertising a moisturising cream which she applied to her whole body, sporting a white crop and briefs for the demonstration.
One of Martha’s followers commented that she was looking ‘chubby’ — even though she’s well below the average size of most Australian women.
In response to the cruel jab, Martha uploaded a defiant near-nude snap to Instagram that saw her pose in a high-waisted pair of white briefs and nothing else.
‘Stress, self-hatred and unhappiness’
With wet hair, no makeup and no shirt, Martha got candid about the negative effects the nasty comment had had on her.
“Two weeks ago some lady commented “chubby” on one of my posts... I normally shrug the trolls off but this one got to me,” she admitted in the photo’s caption.
“It turned into two weeks of stress, self-hatred and unhappiness.”
She went on to slam the comment, and she didn’t hold back.
“So here’s a ‘F**k You’ to that comment,” she wrote. “A photo of me today, unfiltered, unedited and a few kilo’s heavier. Knowing that a few long walks and a few salads will get me back on track.”
“My message to you, and the purpose of this post, is that if you’re feeling bad about the snacks you’ve eaten, the workouts you haven’t done and the number on the scale... self-loathing won’t fix shit, trust me! “ she continued.
“I’m not looking for sympathy or reassurance in the comments (I hate those type of posts!). I want you to know that putting on weight is not the end of the world, and if you have ppl in your life or on social media that have something to say about your weight they best have a set of abs or they can f**k right off!”
Additional reporting by Penny Burfitt.
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