Here you can find the story of the fitness blogger Kelsey Wells of My Sweat Life, who posted a series of bikini snaps to her Instagram that present an impressive body transformation. She tells us an important story about weight loss and fitness.
The outcome of the story is: Screw the scale.
In the pictures bellow, you will see the transformation of the Wells’ weight. Even she looks great in the first picture (145 pounds) she aimed to lose weight which is seen on her 2nd picture where she is 122 pounds, and because she was not satisfied she continue to work and to pay attention more on her muscle definition. She gained 18 pounds and came to 140 pounds, but her appearance was perfect.
As she explained it is very important how to measure yourself in the progress you are making. According to Wells, the things that matter are a strength, endurance, ability, health and HAPPINESS. After completing that she was feeling more comfortable in her own skin than she was before.
In addition, she went up two pants sizes from her original goal weight and became only five pounds slimmer than when she started. However, her body composition became much leaner than when she started.
As many of the people tend to be super focused on losing weight, sometimes a fitter body actually means gaining a few pounds. This happened because the muscle weighs more than fat, so if your goal is to build strength and tone up, don’t worry if the number on the scale moves up a few marks.
So, if you really want to progress in achieving your goal, take a reminder from Wells and screw the scale and get your shape instead.