We have all been told time and time again not to stress and obsess over the number on the scales but its just so hard not to… You might think that seeing a smaller number on the scale is the best result Kelsey Wells from My Sweat Life is just about to prove you wrong, showing us why we should never hop on the scales again.
Kelsey has spent the past 18 months doing the Kayla Itsines’s BBG program and her hard work and determination has definitely paid off. This isn’t like the typical weight loss success stories you hear of, if anything Kelsey has actually gained weight loss, the proof is in the pictures.
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
In the Instagram she shared three very different photos of herself at three very different weights 145lbs (65.7kg), 122lbs (55.3kg) and 140lbs (63.5kg). In her latest picture weighing in at 63.5kg she not only looks fitter but had more muscle definition than she did at a lighter weight.
She urged her 299K followers to “Stop getting hung up on the number on the stupid scales.”
Weekend vibes.?? || Saturday is my free day at the gym! Today I opted to do a #BBG #abs session (even though I did one yesterday- such a rebel?) and followed it with a bunch of random stuff haha. I honestly don't even remember what all I did, I just made sure I kept my HR up and kept moving! Then I used my last 25 minutes of childcare time to lay in the sun.?☀️?? HALLELUJAH! Now I'm about to eat a big bowl of turkey chili for lunch and pray my wild child falls asleep so I can catch up on dishes and laundry. MY DAY IS SO GLAMOROUS I CANT EVEN STAND IT!??? || Hope you're enjoying your weekend! Don't forget to #getoutandsweat !!????? . . . . . . . #bbglife #bbgbabes #weekendvibes #weekend #happysaturday #bbgmoms #bbgmums #bbgsisters #bbggirls #bbgcommunity #fit #fitspo #fitness #fitspiration #mombod #workout #girlswithmuscle #happy #healthy
Her inspirational post “Stop thinking your weight equals your progress and… (let) your weight have any affect whatsoever on your self esteem.
The proud mother started the BBG just 8 weeks after giving birth.
CURRENT FAVE BREAKFAST of a large fresh peach diced/in milk/drizzled with honey + 1 egg and 3 egg whites scrambled with red pepper/spinach/tomato sprinkled with cheese then SWIMMING TILL LUNCH TIME is on repeat over here. After lunch is naptime (dicey these days?) then after nap we'll be off to the gym for #BBG #arms ! SUMMER WE FREAKING LOVE YA. || Also before I forget! A bunch of you have asked what fitness tracker I'm currently using- it's the @fitbit blaze and it's pretty chill I guess. Haha 100% honest I LOVE IT- although lately I have started to notice that sometimes the HR isn't super accurate during HIIT. It is really accurate for LISS and my BBG workouts, but it seems like it has a hard time picking up when I go from "zero to sixty" if you will. I'm not too worried about it because I can feel when I'm at my max, but for anyone who needs precise HR in the moment, I would recommend a fitness tracker that has a HR strap (in my opinion @garmin is the best brand for that.) || NOW LET'S SLAY WEDNESDAY SHALL WE!????? . . . . . #getoutandsweat #bbggirls #bbgmoms #bbgmums @bbgsisters #bbgbabes #bbgfam #bbglife #bbgcommunity #sweat #mysweatlife #sweatwithkayla #thesweatlife #girlswithmuscle #fitspo #fitspiration #workout #fit #fitfam #fitness #fitmom
"Thank goodness I finally learned to start measuring my progress by things that matter—strength, ability, endurance, health, and happiness"
We couldn’t agree more! Its time that more people focussed on healthy as a lifestyle not just a silly number. #screwthescale
|| 111 LBS vs 136 LBS || My greatest regret looking back on my highschool and college years was not ALLOWING myself to be confident and happy with my body EXACTLY THE WAY IT WAS. For as long as I can remember I struggled with self confidence. In my mind the poison of comparison was constant. I picked myself apart and genuinely believed if I could just lose just a few pounds, or if a certain boy liked me, THEN I would love my body. Flash forward to the photo on the left, my freshman year of college. My anxiety disorder was taking its toll and I lost more than a few pounds. I was also dating the most amazing, supportive boy of my dreams (hi @rpwells ☺️) who told me I was beautiful every day. But guess what? I STILL struggled with self confidence and I STILL felt I would be happier if I could lose a few pounds.?? It was looking at this photo that somehow snapped me out of it and with the support of Ryan and my family I began to heal. Changing my mindset was anything but immediate and negative self talk is something I still battle with at times and will always need to be wary of. But it really is my MENTAL transformation that has been the greatest since discovering @kayla_itsines #bbg program. Just weeks into it, loving myself and positive self talk came easier to me than it ever had over the last 8 years of fighting for it. Not because I saw immediate physical results, but because I was finally treating my body how it DESERVED to be treated. Living an active and healthy lifestyle is my key to freeing my mind from anxiety and replacing self doubt with self confidence. I share this with you because maybe it can be your key too. Because right now, just the way you are, you are BEAUTIFUL. And you deserve to know it.❤️ . . . #transformationtuesday #fitness #fitchick #fitmom #fitfam #fit #strong #healthy #happy #fitspo #fitnessmotivation #workout #girlgains #bbgprogress #screwthescale #bbgcommunity #strongissexy #selflove
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