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What holds you back? What keeps you going?

Swedish fitness blogger Antonia, from our episode #dropdeadgorgeous, reveals what’s most important to her, how she rewards herself and her take on the clichés about people in Sweden.

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We've asked Antonia: What holds you back? The answer is written on her palm. For a long time, Antonia from Sweden thought that not eating would help her reach her personal beauty ideals. It was only when her health was in serious danger that she realized maybe it’s not just looks that make someone attractive.

Name: Antonia
Hometown: Linköping, Sweden
Age: 20

What is most important to you in life?
Love, both self-love and the love I feel for my friends and family.

Realistically, what do you expect from your future?
I expect to live a long, healthy and happy life surrounded by people I love and who love me. I hope to make something of myself and do something in my life that makes a difference and gives back. I guess my blog and Instagram lets me do that to a certain extent but I really want to expand it in some way, perhaps by working with people in some way or another. I also expect to keep evolving and growing and learning more about myself and the world surrounding me. I will make this happen by always staying aware and always being curious.

How do you spend your free time?
I spend my free time with friends and family or at the gym. I also really enjoy singing and watching series!

If you want to reward yourself by doing something special, what do you do?
I go out and eat at a good restaurant with someone who enjoys food as much as me. I also love traveling!

Your country is said to be a bit ”stiff” and doesn’t want people to stick out - what do you think about that? How does that affect your life?
I think it’s partly true, however, that just makes me want to stick out more. I don’t believe in adapting to society’s idea of how I should be. I will be whoever I want to be and wish everyone else would feel the same way.

How much is....
… 1 ticket for the cinema: $14
… 1 liter of bottled water: 90 Cent
… 1 cup of coffee in a café: $3
… 1 pair of jeans: $60
… 1 book (paperback): $25

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