Mom’s total body transformation photos show us the scale isn’t the final word in health
It’s a bad habit for so many of us: carefully stepping on to the scale too often and being discouraged by what we see. But what if it turns out the number on the scale doesn’t really matter all that much?
Mom and fitness blogger Adrienne Osuna gives us the perfect reason to stop obsessing over our weight and start focusing on how we look and feel in our bodies instead. The mother of four boys, Osuna set out with a goal to work on her fitness. She completely changed her body, but the number on the scale stayed almost the same.
*For all the people that don't read the post…YES TWO POUNDS. Body recomposition. Lost fat gained muscle! NEGATIVE COMMENTS ARE DELETED AND BLOCKED*. People have been messaging me telling me they've seen this pic all over 😬like on Facebook pages and groups, twitter, other accounts here ect. I don't mind people sharing it!! But I DID NOT use anyone's products to do this…in fact I didn't even diet to do this 😂 this was all hard work in the gym lifting heavy weights and intermittent fasting. And for anyone just seeing this for the first time YESSS really 2 lbs, the scale doesn't measure fat vs muscle! Keep going girls 🙌🏼💖💜 . . . . . . . . #weightlossjourney #momsthatlift #powerlifting #eattoperform #iifym #allthefood #bodybuilding #strongmom #flexibledieting #squats #fitnessjourney #strongwoman #girlswithmuscle #girlswhopowerlift #dietingsucks #fitbit #fitfam #bodypositivity #powerliftingbuiltthisbody #deadlifts #liftheavythings #intuitiveeating #bodybuildinglife #gymislife #progressnotperfection #beforeandafterweightloss #powerlifter #beyondthescale #nsv #heavylifting
It’s obvious from her before and after shots that Osuna logged a ton of hours at the gym and now she’s got the guns and gams to prove it. But the scale only changed by two pounds. She’s living proof that we need to worry less about the number on the scale and worry more about how our bodies move and function as a way to measure our health.
Osuna stresses that there’s not such thing as shortcuts when it comes to working on your fitness. “I DID NOT use anyone’s products to do this,” she says. “In fact, I didn’t even diet to do this. This was all hard work in the gym lifting heavy weights and intermittent fasting.”
The comments I get are unreal 😒😠 I never post two of these pics back to back but this one is for all you sweet souls that stuck up for me, left me sweet comments, and sent me messages saying these help you so much. 💞 Here's a REAL side view for you. NO I WASN'T PREGNANT on the left 😂 the right was this morning. No dieting, just heavy lifting, which is anaerobic and uses stored fat for fuel, and intermittent fasting which also taps into stored fat especially from the belly, and hitting protein. I lost fat and gained muscle which made my weight pretty much stay the same but as you can see I've lost a lot of inches and dress sizes. I'll be answering questions I got in my story today 😘😘 Negative comments get deleted and ppl blocked 🙂🙂🙂
We’ve all heard that muscle weighs more than fat, but these photos really drive the point home. Osuna chronicles her fitness journey over on Mama of Four Getting Fit. There she explains how her body transformation happened without her having a set plan. After yo-yo dieting the same 60 lbs over and over, Osuna started power lifting. She quickly fell in love with the sport. She even participated in her first competition last year. Thanks to heavy lifting four times a week her body composition changed dramatically, shedding fat and adding muscle. But while she lost three dress sizes and was getting a lot comments on her new shape, the scale had barely moved. Rather than get discouraged, she decided to share her story to prove to others that there’s more weight loss than what the scale says.
There is never a reason to be embarrassed by the number you're lifting. In the gym or on social media. Everyone is at a different point in their journey. I recently saw a post where the person was making fun of quarter squatters. Seriously? They need to get over themselves, I guess they forgot they started somewhere too. Don't compare yourself to others. You lift whatever weight you're at right now and be proud of it. We are all a work in progress.
We don’t walk around with our weight pinned to our shirt like a badge for the world to see. Who cares what the number says, it’s how you feel in your body that really matters. And if we finally toss out our scales, maybe that will leave room in our homes for some weights, so we can follow Osuna’s lead.