Woman Proves What You Weigh Doesn’t Show How Healthy You Are
More often than not, we rely on a weight scale to tell us whether or not were healthy.
But for more reasons than one, using your weight as a reference point to how fit you are is wrong. And this woman shows us why.
Fitness blogger and interior designer Kelsey Wells posted three side-by-side photos showing her 300,000 followers that the number you weigh has nothing to do with how healthy you are.
In an attempt to reclaim her body after gaining more than 50 pounds during a pregnancy, Wells picked up the cult-status Bikini Body Guide (BBG).
Yesterday, after 84 continuous weeks of BBG, Wells uploaded three side-by-side photos on Instagram showing her start weight (144 pounds), lowest weight two months after giving birth (122 pounds) and current weight (140 pounds).
The three photos illustrate Wells’ progress during BBG, and it’s clear she’s not only lost fat but built some noticeable muscles as well. What’s most surprising though is that Wells weight is almost the same as it was before she did before BBG – but she has the body of an entirely different person.
Wells wrote in her Instagram caption:
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…
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.
If you’re wondering why Wells weighs less in the middle, she said that during the first months of BBG, it felt like success, but as she became more toned, the weight came back, Elite Daily reports.
Basically, your weight effectively means nothing. And as we can see from Wells’ post, two exact scale readings looked completely different on her frame.
That’s a lesson a lot of men and women could use.