I have a few minutes to share a great article I saw today about a woman’s Instagram post that is going viral regarding her weight loss – weight gain journey.
The post is going viral because it is near and dear to the hearts of many women who have an ideal number in their head for their weight.
Do you have an ideal number? I bet you do 🙂
I often tell our clients who come to us to lose weight to always remember body fat is the key variable to measure… NOT WEIGHT. You will lead a very frustrated life if you focus on weight only and neglect your overall body fat %.
To prove this point, see the photos in the article “Woman’s Side-By-Side Instagram Proves The Number On The Scale Doesn’t Matter.”
Most women would be highly disappointed if they gained 18 pounds and increased their skinny jeans by 2 sizes, but as you can see in the photos, this transformation is worth the size jump.
She doesn’t indicate what the change in her body fat was, but I know it was significant as you can see her ab definition in her photos (see the middle of the article).
FYI: A good fat loss in 6 weeks is 3%. An outstanding fat loss in the same amount of time is 6-10%. In order to have an outstanding transformation with fat loss there has to be laser-like focus. In addition, those who are heavier and are way off from their ideal lifestyle (diet, sleep, food, exercise) will generally have faster improvements when their lifestyle is cleaned up.
Here are some words of wisdom from Kelly:
“Screw the scale!” she wrote.”You guys, please stop getting hung up on the number on the stupid scale. Please stop thinking your weight equals your progress and, for the love of everything, please stop letting your weight have any effect whatsoever on your self esteem, like I used to.”
Continued Wells, “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… 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 [sic].”
For more on how to better measure your transformation, check out my blog >>> “Check out the Belt Method!”
Please share your stories and photos, so it becomes clear to everyone that it is time to move away from that ideal number on the scale.
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