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People are loving this fitness blogger's post about why you should ignore the weighing scale

“Screw the scale.”

Almost exactly 2 years between these photos -- my results using @kayla_itsines #bbg program.☺️🤗 || You may not see your progress day to day when you look in the mirror, but rest assured if you are training every day and making healthy choices, progress is being made. Don't get me wrong, it doesn't take two years to see progress, but real progress IS slow. When I first committed to "getting fit" it was all about physical change, and it felt like a chore. Thankfully though, my mindset and attitude were the first things to start "transforming", and when I began instead to focus on my health and happiness I started to truly love this journey. Love yourself first. Physical results (if that's what you want) will follow. Remember the time is passing anyway, it's just about making the little day to day choices that will put you where you want to be when you look back.❤️ . . . . #mysweatlife #getoutandsweat #sweatwithkayla #bbgprogress #transformationtuesday #fitnesstransformation #beforeandafter #afterbabybody #mombod #bbgmoms #bbgmums #bbgbabes #bbglife #workout #fitspo #fit #fitness #fitmom #fitchick #fitfam #happy #healthy

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KELSEY WELLS IS a popular fitness blogger who has written about getting fit after having her first child and her experience with the so-called #BBG programme. (That stands for Bikini Body Guide, a workout plan devised by personal trainer Kayla Itsines.)

Yesterday, Wells shared a side-by-side photo on Instagram explaining why women shouldn’t be so beholden to the number on the weighing scales.

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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

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The composite photo shows her at three different weights, but as Wells explain, though she might technically weigh more now, there’s a very good reason for that.

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.

“I have never had more muscle and less body fat than I do now,” she wrote. “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.

The post has received over 13,600 likes and counting with people commending Wells’ healthy attitude.

kel Source: Kelsey Wells/Instagram

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