SCREW THE SCALE ||”
Kelsey Wells has adopted a new lifestyle and literally wants you to dump your scale into the garbage. 2 months after having a child, she found herself 15 pounds “overweight.” Before having a kid, she would hover around 130 pounds. At 5’7”, seeing the scale flash ‘145 lbs’ made her feel like she was doing something wrong. She set a goal: hit 120 lbs and fit into size 0 jeans.
…She hit that goal, but realized that she still didn’t feel confident. The jeans fit and she had lost the weight, but it wasn’t what she wanted. So, she started to watch what she ate. She didn’t count calories, per se, but she made healthy choices and watched how much she was eating.
She started working out. She had a child to care for and a business to run, but it wasn’t too difficult to find 30 minutes in each day to put in the effort. Se began following the Bikini Body Guide, but that might not work for everyone, and its wasn’t the physical workout that changed her mindset.
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 (body fat percentage) — 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. “
Being proud of your accomplishments and happy with your life is what truly matters – NOT the numbers on a scale.
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