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Mom's Before And After Pics Prove The Scale Means Nothing

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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