Before and After Photos Proving That Weight Loss Is Just A Numbers Game

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Before and After Photos Proving That Weight Loss Is Just A Numbers Game
Before and After Photos Proving That Weight Loss Is Just A Numbers Game
Before and After Photos Proving That Weight Loss Is Just A Numbers Game

For those of you who don’t know this by now, weight loss is just a numbers game and here are the best before and after photos of fabulous women to prove it. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s not your weight, is the muscle mass in your body that counts.

In most situations, the best thing you can do is to start working out and taking care of your daily eating habits. Eat well, train well and very important – recover well! All these three parts are equally important, and depending on your shape, you should focus on one of the three more than on the other.

In time, you’ll wind up living a healthy and satisfying life, doing all the things you’ve always wanted to do but never had the energy or physical condition to do so. Start enjoying life right now and get inspired by these amazing women.

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PART 2:❗️THE NUMBER ON THE SCALE DOESNT TELL THE WHOLE STORY❗️🤷🏼‍♀️📈 . Barely a difference in scale weight between these two photos of me🤔But obviously a very significant difference in my BODY COMPOSITION💪🏼🔥. More muscle now & less fat. But still a similar scale weight⚖️. This is what I try to explain to clients! Don't be discouraged if the number on the scale doesn't say what you feel like it should- less weight is not necessarily better🤷🏼‍♀️your weight can go up, down, or stay the same but all of it can still mean you're making progress! Taking your measurements can be a huge help: because, for instance, perhaps your waist is getting smaller but your butt is getting more muscular🤷🏼‍♀️📈💪🏼 that may look the same on the scale but very different in real life. ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️ . ❗️2013: lost a bunch of weight and then gained it all back (+ some) because I didn't know BALANCE. I would over-restrict my calories Mon-Thurs and binge eat everything I could find Fri-Sun. I'd do tons of cardio when I went to the gym and barely lifted weights because I thought it would make me look "like a man"… . ❗️2017: I lift weights & track my macros👌🏼. I eat enough food every day of the week to keep me satisfied. No more binge eating & no more over restricting🙅🏼. I lift as much as I possibly can + do a little cardio to keep my body healthy😁! . The difference between these two photos is the difference between being unhappy/unhealthy & being happy/healthy. . 🙏🏼Let me help you reach your goals!📈 💪🏼Join my Summer Challenge by clicking the link in my bio! 📥Feel free to DM with questions💕 .

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You know what the main difference is between these two photos? Besides the underwear 😏It's my confidence 💫 Most people look at a transformation photo and assume the person is more confident because of how they look in the after picture. But if you don't work on the inside, no matter how much weight you lose, you're still going to hate your body. I was constantly striving for a body that I did not have. As soon as I decided to create MY best body, that's when my mindset finally shifted. I used to pick on everything about myself, my hips were too wide, my knees were too big, my boobs were too small, my legs were too short, my shoulders were too broad. I'd break my body up into small little pieces that I could analyse and hate individually. Women will pick their bodies apart 😣 Exercising and growing my body, learning to appreciate the things about my body that I once hated has made me love myself again. I don't feel more confident in my body because I changed my body, I feel more confident because I finally accepted all the parts of my body that make me, ME ❤️❤️❤️

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A little post Christmas reminder that long term consistency trumps short term intensity 💪🏻 It’s tempting after all the Christmas feasting to restrict calories and smash out cardio but really that’s only a quick fix and it’s not sustainable or healthy. I used to do that every Christmas thinking I could burn off all that food, and sometimes I could maintain it for a few weeks, and then I’d ultimately end up bingeing because I was so deprived and exhausted. Instead of punishing yourself for a few extra meals enjoyed with family and friends, focus on getting back into a normal training routine and eating the right kinds of foods to fuel your body and your workouts. For me that involves lifting heavy weights 4 times a week, a little bit of cardio/conditioning every week and ensuring I’m eating the right balance of fats, protein and carbs. Ultimately what you do consistently throughout the year is going to have more of an influence on your fitness and your physique, than what you do for a couple weeks around Christmas.

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I found this picture on the left and decided to recreate the pose to see the progress I've made. – The left picture was taken during spring break of my sophomore year of college. I weighed roughly 120 lbs, had minimal muscle because I was extremely inconsistent with exercise and mostly did cardio, I ate like shit – especially when I was drunk (like in this picture). I was still immature at the time and had few cares in the world other than drinking and partying. – Shortly after that spring break, I learned I was pregnant. I completely changed my mindset, starting caring about what I was putting into my body, and made a plan to keep myself healthy for the sake of my daughter and me. I stuck to my goal and started lifting weights and tracking macros shortly after having Isabelle (with medical clearance postpartum). – Fast forward to today, 2017. I have been lifting weights and tracking macros for roughly 3 years now. My body composition is completely different though I weigh EIGHT pounds more now, and caring for my daughter and my family is of utmost importance to me. I rarely drink, because it's not what I am concerned with anymore. I take care of my body, to show my daughter how to take care of hers. I am setting a role model for Isabelle to know what well-rounded health means, and that being strong is beautiful too. – Coaching inquiries: email me via my bio 👆🏽meeshbyer@gmail.com 📧 – #ifitfitsyourmotherhood #fitmom #mombod #bodytransformation #transformation

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✖️DISCIPLINE ➕ DETERMINATION ✖️ . . They say it takes 21 days to create a habit. It’s that habit of discipline and the determination of wanting to create a healthier life for myself that has been the backbone of my training the last two years. These past 7 weeks since starting the 12 week challenge I have been so proud of the discipline I have show when it comes to my workouts. Some days have been crazy busy and I’ve only had 45 minutes free and instead of saying I just don’t have time, I’ve got to the gym and smashed out a workout. I have not missed one single workout no matter how busy or crazy my day is and that all comes back to my determination + discipline 👌🏼 I look forward to training. Having recently been through an injury where I couldn’t train properly for months has made me appreciate what our bodies are capable of doing in full health. ✨ I saw that number go up again on the scale the other day but this just proves that we should all shout a massive F U to those numbers because the number on the scale don’t mean shit!!! #screwthescale . . . #bbg #bbgcommunity #bbgfam #bbgprogress #PWR #kelseywells #sweat #pwrbykelsey #100strong #bbgbabes #bbggirls #bbgover30 #bikinibodyguide #bikinibody #bbgstronger #bbgfamily #sweatwithkayla #kaylasarmy #kaylaitsines #fit #fitfam #fitspo #fitness #fitchick #fitties #thekaylamovement #strongnotskinny #anytimefitness

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#Repost @sjamesfit ・・・ 2014- burnt chicken nugget 2018- gardein chicken nugget with back to school i’m always reminded of my official start into lifting, when i was 17 years old and starting my senior year of high school. 16-17 was my worst physically. I’ve always had a naturally athletic-lean body, so it really took a lot for me to get this skinny-fat look. I think I gained around 15-20 lbs that year during my worst period of binge eating. I started to have a negative relationship with food when I was about 12, and that only compounded throughout high school. I did a lot of yo-yo dieting (vegan, whole food only vegan, paleo, keto, even tried keto-vegan lmao) and obsessive exercising (long distance running on top of jillian michaels on top of swim practice, later crossfit and random shit when i quit swimming). I stumbled upon bikini competitions and tracking macros at 17, and just further fucked with my mental approach to food/exercise (but then under the guise that i was doing it for a noble cause). I tried to prep when i was 18 and 19. the first time i really did not have the muscle base and was being advised by a “coach” to do things like following a liquid-only diet for months (lol nope). I’ve tried to tiptoe around being too hard on competing culture, because everyone’s entitled to their thing. But from where I stand, I am so, so, so glad I dodged that huge bullet of doing potentially irreversible damage to my body. As truly awful and downright unhealthy the bodybuilding/competing lifestyle is, I gotta say that breaking away from it to have a more “relaxed” and “balanced” approach is arguably harder. Instead of just minimizing everything in my life that isn’t food or gym related, I’m constantly adapting my fitness routine to fit my life. Realistically, I’ve 72% figured it out, and my relationship with my body and food is pretty good, most of the time. Maybe this time next year I’ll be 80%!! trusttheprocess as the bros say. (Also, bless my eyebrows and hair in the before. I think I literally just went to school everyday looking a mess like this. I’ll give that one pro to all girl’s high schools) transformationtuesday

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Why are we so hung up on how much we weigh? It makes me so sad when I hear females obsessing over their weight, particular because that used to be me. Majority of my adult life I've weighed between 65-68kgs and for my height that’s definitely on the lower end of my healthy weight range. I used to avoid carbs, my diet was severely lacking in fibre, which ultimately lead to exacerbating my IBS, and all because I wanted to be ‘skinny’. We need to work together towards demolishing this ridiculous idea that a specific weight means we’re beautiful. Beautiful can be any weight. Don’t allow a number to define your happiness. You can look and feel good at any weight. If you like lifting weights, keep doing it. Do whatever makes you feel happy and strong. It’s been a difficult process, but I’m glad I’m at a stage where I don’t care that I weigh over 70kgs. I feel healthy and strong and that’s what’s important. I want the same for you. I want for you to feel good, regardless of what the damn scale says. It’s time to get rid of it. Track your progress by how you fit into your clothes or by pictures, but most importantly by how you FEEL. Remember, you ARE beautiful and you ARE enough, just as you are. #screwthescales #transformationtuesday

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#Repost @fitchristina ・・・ #TransformationTuesday: I’ve reached the same weight I was when I first started training almost 2 yrs ago! Kinda seems like my fitness journey has come full circle in a way, doesn’t it??? 😁🙏🏼 __________ In 2016 I set my first ever fitness goal, which was to basically just shrink myself down to 120 lbs. 🤷🏻‍♀️ if you scroll through the oldest posts/captions on my account you’ll notice I was counting down every pound on my scale… 👀 If I stopped “progressing” with this number, I would further restrict my calories and try to exercise more – even though I would get dizzy trying to lift heavy or do high intensity cardio… my body’s way of telling me it was seriously running out of fuel. 😩🤦🏻‍♀️ __________ To this day, I continually get messages from girls saying how excited they are to have started lifting! 🙌🏼 BUT they can’t help feeling stressed out seeing the number on their scale stay the same or even go UP, asking “what am I doing wrong?!” 😪 __________ Why do we as women keep doing this to ourselves??? Men are generally so PROUD when they’ve put on weight when working out – meanwhile many women are determined to forever shrink themselves down to nothing. __________ I’m here to remind you, love, that YOU DON’T NEED to constantly weigh less and less to prove you’re healthy or fit. The scale CANNOT 🚫 tell you how much fat you’ve shed 💦 versus how much lean, toned, strong muscle mass you are building. 💪🏼 __________ Eat healthy, train hard, sleep well and give your body the TIME it needs to transform from the inside out. 🙏🏼 As one of my amazing followers put it the other day, “give yourself some grace, girl.” I’m rooting for your success, whatever your health and fitness goals may be. You got this. 👏🏼💕

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#Repost @my.fit.healthy.life ・・・ If you sat the old me down and told me ‘go workout consistently for two years, choose the healthy option 80% of the time, and you’ll weigh exactly the same amount on the scales. Now go’ I probably would have told you to F off 😂 I was so stuck in the mindset that kgs were everything, and my entire goal was to reach that certain ‘magic’ number, no matter what it took to get me there. It didn’t happen straight away, but slowly over time that mindset finally started to break down. It wasn’t easy, it’s so ingrained into us as women to ‘lose the last 5kgs’ ‘go on that ‘10 day liquid diet’ and all of that other rubbish the media likes to fill our heads with. But slowly slowly, I started to care less about what I weighed, and more about how I felt. It felt good to be strong. It felt good to reach a new fitness goal. It feel good to nourish my body with the right foods and not try to fight off those hunger pangs. To not have to deal with the guilt after bingeing when it all got too much 😔. I never want to go back to that place, and I don’t want any other women to be stuck there either. Lose the quick fixes, take things slow, eat wholesome foods, find what works for you. And ditch those scales for good, because you are worth SO much more than anything they can ever tell you ❤️

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#Repost @claireguentz ・・・ Three years ago I decided to make fitness a priority because I was tired of looking in the mirror and feeling like ☹️(I think that sums up my face above LOL👆🏼). Unfortunately though, just after I started working out all I could focus on was abs thanks to seeing these crazy transformations on social media. I got to the point where I didn't really care about anything else. I would look at these 6 to 12 week transformations and think, why don't I look like that? 🤔 . At the time, I thought something was wrong with me. I was like, why do I still feel like I look the same week after week? 🤷🏼‍♀️ I definitely didn't have this dramatic change I was seeing everywhere on Instagram, and it made me feel really frustrated. I was so focused on comparing my progress to others that I couldn't even take a step back and remember why I started working out– to feel happy & confident in my own skin ✨ . So, I'm sharing this photo for those reasons. First, there are 3 years between these photos…3 YEARS guys! Not 6 weeks, not 12 weeks…change takes TIME. So, be patient! Secondly, notice I'm not showing my abs in this picture. Well, that is actually just coincidence that I was wearing a one piece 🙈 BUT it's actually good because I want you to focus on how I actually FEEL. I look at the person who I am now and feel happy, confident, and strong–despite whether my abs are at their leanest or not. . There is so much more to being fit and healthy than having a 6 pack, or having a crazy transformation. And while I love Instagram, and while it has served as a great motivational and educational tool for me, I also think it can be a slippery slope. It's to easy to compare yourself and get frustrated with your progress when there's no need to. I hope this is a reminder that we all have different goals and move at our own pace and that's okay! What's important is that you personally are content with the progress and changes you're making 🤗 I know that I definitely needed this reminder when I first started working out, and I even need it occasionally now. Tag someone who you feel like may need it too ❤️

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You know how you take a deep breath before you step on the scale? How you step on and let the number that pops up determine how you feel about yourself? How you either breathe a sigh of relief or begin all the negative self-talk? “I knew I shouldn’t have eaten that ice cream.” “Ugh, I should never have taken a rest day yesterday.” “I’m a failure; I’ll never meet my goals.” Yeah, I’ve been there. 🙋🏻‍♀️ But it’s time to stop 🛑 letting the scale dictate how you feel about yourself. Because I promise you are more than a number. And even if you were to reach whatever arbitrary number you have decided is your “goal weight,” who is to say you’d suddenly be satisfied? (Spoiler alert: you won’t.) . That’s where I was in that pic on the left. This was a few years ago. I’d finally gotten to my goal weight (a number I’d set because it was one pound below my pre-pregnancy weight 🙄). When I stepped on the scale that day, yes I was temporarily happy because I’d hit my goal. But it didn’t take long for me to start picking myself apart for something else. I’d been so focused on seeing that damn number that I had completely neglected my mental health. I was doing tons of cardio, restricting my calories, anxiety was through the roof. Basically the opposite of healthy. . The girl on the right doesn’t let the scale bring her down. I don’t measure my success by the number on the scale anymore. I do measure it by the number of push-ups I can do, or the number of inches on my box jump, or how many minutes I can hold a plank. Those are the numbers I focus on now. . AND, most importantly, these pics should prove that the number on the scale doesn’t mean a damn thing! Because the same person can weigh the exact same and look completely different. So let’s screw the scale, shall we? 👊🏻 . . . #myfitnessjourney #screwthescale #pwr #pwrprogram #pwrprogress #pwrmoms #pwrbabes #kelseywellspwr #mamasbeestrong #momswholift #girlswholift #fitmomsofig #fitmom #macros #iifym #iifymwomen #bodypositive #bodycomposition

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#Repost @adrienneosuna ・・・ I know some of you may get tired of these but 🤷🏼‍♀️ cause if it helps one person detach from the scale then it's worth it ❤️ I'm reminding myself of this today. Because truth is you can be feeling so good and you step on the scale and UGHHHH really!? Nothing?! Or only 1 pound?! Or god forbid a GAIN 😭🙄😓 I know that's a terrible feeling but if you're consistent at lifting and exercising and hitting protein, don't quit because things ARE happening whether the scale reflects it or not. The left -From a tired mama struggling w a low cal diet/ binge cycles that only did cardio to the right a healthy mama that lifts and eatttsss over 2000 cals a day🙌🏼 . . . If you'd like help with figuring out flexible macros for losing fat and gaining muscle click the link in my bio. It's all about balance ✨❤️ My ebook with my journey and lifting programs are in that link as well ❤️🍎

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