Blogger Shows Why Measuring Your Health By Weight Is Wrong
If you are living your life based on the number on the scales, you may be doing it all wrong.
My Sweat Life blogger Kelsey Wells has shown that we shouldn’t be measuring ourselves by numbers; in a set of pictures posted to her Instagram account, Wells showed off the different stages of her fitness journey.
In the three photos, she weights 145 pounds, 122 pounds and then back up to 140 pounds.
She did this to show people that they should not be worried too much about what the scales say.
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
Wells said ''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."
Just keepin it #classy with a SUUUPPPEERRR sweaty #postworkout #selfie for ya this afternoon 💁🏻😁. When I say I am drenched in sweat after a workout I mean DRENCHED (proof is on my snap, also mysweatlife). || Saturday's are like my free day!! I do whatever workout I feel. Typically a mix of cardio and my fave #bbg moves from the week, but honestly I just set my timer for one hour and do whatever! Just making sure I keep my HR up the whole time.🤗 Today I had the little gym to myself and I was all pumped and this great song came on my headphones so I started busting out some sweet ninja like punches and kickboxing moves. Welllllll judging by the look on the face of the guy who walked in on said kick boxing moves, I didn't look so ninja like.😬 Whatevs! I embarrass myself somehow or another at least weekly, so might as well embrace it.😎✌🏼️Now I'm off to shower and grab some dinner with my boys! BTW I used to think every time we went out I had to "go all out" and stuff my face with all the fried foods (cause hi they are delicious), and don't get me wrong, I definitely still do that on occasion, BUT I have learned that most places do have healthy options that also taste pretty decent!😂 Therefore it IS actually possible to go out and enjoy a dinner that doesn't leave me so stuffed and bloated I can't breath when I'm done. You may be thinking "duh" but let's be real that was a serious breakthrough for me.😋👍🏼🤗 || Happy weekend lovelies! How did you sweat today!!? . . . . . . . . #mysweatlife #fitspo #sweat #bbgbabes #sweatwithkayla #bbgmums #bbgmoms #bbggirls #bbgsisters #bbgcommunity #bbgfam #workout #fit #fitness #fitgirl #fitmom #fitchick #girlswithmuscle #happy #healthy #cleaneating
She continued her plea by giving her own view on her experience and saying that she thought being 122 pounds would be her best weight but now disagrees, saying "THANK GOODNESS I finally learned to start measuring my progress by things that matter — strength, ability, endurance, health, and HAPPINESS. 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.''
This kid!👆🏼☺️ He is currently OBSESSED with playing "blast off" (aka having us throw him up in the air) -- which I love!😍 However he's not exactly the tiniest of two-year-olds so let's just say my arms were sore before I even began #BBG #arms today.😂😁 || YOU GUYS I CANNOT EVEN RN.😭❤️❤️ Let me tell you something. Yesterday afternoon Ry was like "hey! Check it out! Elite daily wrote an article about your last post!! I was like WHAA!!? And we thought that was pretty cool cause I mean I never imagined someone would write a news article about one of my posts?🙈 Anyway, then I read it and by the end I actually got emotional. Because it was so nice. And mostly because it made me SO FREAKING HAPPY that someone else was helping me spread a message that I feel so, so passionate about. THEN I come out of Costco today to a bunch of texts from @caseylynnhoward with links to more articles!? 😱🙈😭❤️ I AM SERIOUSLY BLOWN AWAY YOU GUYS!! ESP to each of you who have written saying it was what you needed to hear, and to those of you who have helped spread the #screwthescale mantra, my heart could burst.🤗❤️ I just feel so thankful. || Last but not least HI!👋🏼 I'm Kelsey. I write really long captions cause I really don't know how to not. I may be a lot of things but I'm always honest and I'm always myself -- I have anxiety and if I start filtering myself or worrying what people think it stresses me out!😂 I am obsessed with my boys and fitness and emojis and BBG CAUSE ITS THE BEST. And, of course, food. I think we should workout because our bodies are AMAZING and deserve to be taken care of. OKLOVEYOUBYE!🤗🤗🤗 . . . . . #mysweatlife #sweat #bbgbabes #bbgmums #bbgmoms #bbgcommunity #fit #fitmom #fitness #fitspo #fitgirls #fitfam #fitness #workout #happy #healthy
"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," Kelsey wrote.
''And I think you should probably say the same to your scale too."
So that proves it, it’s how you look not what you weight. If you are happy with what you see, don’t stress.