Fitness Blogger Proves That The Number on the Scale Has Nothing to Do With Your Health
WHASSUP EVERYBODY!?! Listen to me. If you ever want to liven things up in epic proportions I would HIGHLY suggest busting out some @backstreetboys radio because I have heard not only the BSB, but my first love NSYNC, as well as some BBMAC alll in the last hour and I don't know about you but it is LITERALLY impossible for me not to be jazzed about life rn whilst jamming to the classic boy bands. I am thinking I may have to carry this into my cardio this afternoon.🙌🏼💃🏻✌🏼️ALSO I am feeling completely brilliant because what is it about these songs that even after years of not hearing them you can still remember EVERY SINGLE WORD!? Amazing. It's the little things on a Thursday guys. Like jamming to your old favorite songs and refusing to put on pants and creating a delicious green smoothie and listening to your two year old try to say "alligator" and BCAA pills and the fact that I am going to #getoutandsweat today AND the fact that TOMORROW IS FRIYAY!?!👊🏼😆👏🏼 LAST BUT NOT LEAST AM I THE ONLY PERSON WHOS LIFE WOULD LITERALLY BE COMPLETE IF NSYNC COULD JUST GET THIER SHIZ TOGETHER AND DO A FREAKING REUNION TOUR!?😩🙏🏼 Ok I'm done. If you're still reading this ILYSM.😂🤗😊 . . . . . . #healthy #happy #fitfam #fitness #fitchick #fitmom #fitlife #sweat #fitspo #workout #sweatwithkayla #bbg #bbgbabes #bbgmums #bbgmoms #bbgfam #bbgcommunity #choosehappy #lifeisgood #happythursday
Kelsey Wells, the fitness blogger behind My Sweat Life, started Kayla Itsines's Bikini Body Guide (BBG) workout after she gave birth to her son. Like many new moms, her goal was to drop the 20 pounds she had gained during her pregnancy.
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SCREW THE SCALE || I figured it was time for a friendly, yet firm reminder.🤗 YOU GUYS. PLEASEEEEEE STOP GETTING HUNG UP ON THE NUMBER ON THE STUPUD SCALE! PLEASE STOP THINKING YOUR WEIGHT EQUALS YOUR PROGRESS AND FOR THE LOVE OF EVERYTHING PLEASE STOP LETTING YOR WEIGHT HAVE ANY AFFECT WHATSOEVER ON YOUR SELF ESTEEM, like I used to. To any of you who are where I once was, please listen to me. I am 5' 7" and weigh 140 lbs. When I first started #bbg I was 8 weeks post partum and 145 lbs. I weighed 130 before getting pregnant, so based on nothing besides my own warped perception, I decided my "goal weight" should be 122 and to fit into my skinniest jeans. Well after a few months of BBG and breastfeeding, I HIT IT and I fit into those size 0 jeans. Well guess what? I HAVE GAINED 18 POUNDS SINCE THEN. EIGHT FREAKING TEEN. Also, I have gone up two pant sizes and as a matter of fact I ripped those skinny jeans wide open just the other week trying to pull them up over my knees.😂 My point?? According to my old self and flawed standards, I would be failing miserably. THANK GOODNESS I finally learned to start measuring my progress by things that matter -- strength, ability, endurance, health, and HAPPINESS. Take progress photos and videos. Record how many push-ups you can do, ect. And if you can, your BFP -- there is only a 5 lb difference between my starting and current weight, but my body composition has changed COMPLETELY. I have never had more muscle and less body fat than I do now. I have never been healthier than I am now. I have never been more comfortable in my own skin than I am now. And if I didn't say #screwthescale long ago, I would have gave up on my journey. So to the little teeny tiny voice in the back of my head that still said "😳wtf is this- not 140!?😭😩" last week when I stepped on the scale, I say SCREW. YOU. And I think you should probably say the same to your scale too. #byefelicia 👋🏼🚫⚖ . . #bbgprogress #transformationtuesday #fit #fitness #workout #fitmom #fitchick #fitfam #fitnesstransformation #beforeandafter #sweat #mysweatlife #girlswithmuscle #girlgains #strongnotskinny
After 84 weeks of continuously following the BBG, Wells looks better than ever. But surprisingly, she’s only 5 pounds lighter than her beginning weight. In an Instagram post that’s amassed over 10k likes, Wells shows herself at her start weight (145), her current weight (140) and her actual goal weight (122), which she achieved after a few months on the program.
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“I figured it was time for a friendly, yet firm reminder,” Wells captions her post. “Please stop getting hung up on the number on the stupid scale! Please stop thinking your weight equals your progress and for the love of everything, please stop letting your weight have any affect whatsoever on your self esteem, like I used to.”
Wells continues to explain that she was 130 before pregnancy and had arbitrarily picked 122 as her goal weight post partum. But even though she could finally fit into those size 0 jeans, Wells’ fitness journey was only starting. Since she hit that number, Wells has gained 18 pounds and gone up two pant sizes, but has also come to the new realization that numbers mean nothing.
8 WKS POST BABY to 84 WKS BBG || You guys!! Seriously thank you SO MUCH for your kindness and love on my last post- sharing transformation photos is always a bit nerve wracking and your support blows me away.😭💗 || Anyway, here is the back side!🙈 ALSO, I am reading all your questions and messages and plan to answer as many as I can in my posts throughout this week! || HAPPY MONDAY FITFAM! WHO'S READY TO SLAY!?👊🏼🤗⚡️ . . . . . #bbgbabes #bbgmoms #bbgmums #bbglife #bbgfam #bbgcommunity #bbggirls #bbg #sweat #sweatwithkayla #mysweatlife #getoutandsweat #bbgprogress #motivationmonday #fitnesstransformation #beforeandafter #postbabybody #mombod #fit #fitness #fitchick #fitmom #fitspo #fitspiration #workout #girlswithmuscle #healthy #happy #fitfam
“According to my old self and flawed standards, I would be failing miserably,” Wells continues. “THANK GOODNESS I finally learned to start measuring my progress by things that matter -- strength, ability, endurance, health, and HAPPINESS. Take progress photos and videos. Record how many push-ups you can do, etc. There is only a five lb difference between my starting and current weight, but my body composition has changed COMPLETELY. I have never had more muscle and less body fat than I do now. I have never been healthier than I am now. I have never been more comfortable in my own skin than I am now. And if I didn't say #screwthescale long ago, I would have gave up on my journey.”
And judging from the photos, strong is a fantastic look.