Kelsey Wells, the blogger who runs My Sweat Life, has an amazing body, especially since she gave birth two years ago and started following the Kayla Itsines training method.
With his images on Instagram, shows us that weight is just a number and does not give us information about our physical condition or our health.
Why You Shouldn’t Listen to the Scale by Kelsey Wells
“When I started training, I had given birth eight weeks ago and I weighed 65 kilos” (He is 1.70 m tall). “Pre-pregnancy she was about 58 and based on nothing in particular and just my warped perception, I decided I had to go down to 55 to fit into my skinny jeans. After a few months training and breastfeeding, I managed to reach that figure.
But he did not leave it there and continued training, and then something happened that he did not expect: «Since then, I have gained 8 kilos! The other day I tore those skinny jeans trying to put them on.” And it is that she is not fatter, in fact she is more fit than ever:
“If I were to measure myself the way I did before and by the absurd standards out there, you could say I’ve failed miserably. But luckily, I’ve learned to measure my progress in terms that matter: strength, skill, stamina, health, and HAPPINESS.”
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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 YOUR 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 image that he shared with his followers on Instagram, his progress can be perfectly appreciated despite having gained weight. His recommendation for those people looking to get in shape:
“Take before and after photos. Evaluate aspects such as how many push-ups you can do… And, if you can, measure your body fat percentage. There is only 2 kilos of difference between my first photo and the last one, but my body composition has completely changed. I have never been healthier than now.”
And with this he wants to make women aware that weight is not the most important thing. «You have to stop thinking that your weight is correlative to your progress. And, for God’s sake, stop letting the weight on the scale affect your self-esteem in any way.”