New Mom Says ‘Screw The Scale’ In Post About Her Body

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Kelsey Wells was trying to get her pre-baby body back, so she started the Bikini Body Guide workout. She weighed 145 lb after having her baby and wanted to work on getting down to 122 lb. She was also pushing through postpartum anxiety, which made staying motivated through a workout even harder. She started and then quit but picked herself back up and tried again.

This time she got her weight to where she wanted it to be, except her body didn’t look how she expected it to. That’s when she had a huge realization that all people should have. This realization allows her to live her life to its fullest without letting the numbers on the scale define her.

Kelsey recently shared a photo with a message that has gone viral because it speaks volumes about the truth of weight loss and what a healthy body really means. So, if you’ve been feeling down about the number you see when you step on the scale, let Kelsey explain exactly why it doesn’t matter.

“SCREW THE SCALE”

“I figured it was time for a friendly, yet firm reminder,” Kelsey wrote.

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“YOU GUYS.

“PLEASEEEEEE STOP GETTING HUNG UP ON THE NUMBER ON THE STUPID SCALE! PLEASE STOP THINKING YOUR WEIGHT EQUALS YOUR PROGRESS AND FOR THE LOVE OF EVERYTHING PLEASE STOP LETTING YOUR WEIGHT HAVE ANY AFFECT WHATSOEVER ON YOUR SELF ESTEEM, like I used to.

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“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 postpartum and 145 lbs.

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“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…”

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“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.

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“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.

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“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.

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“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…”

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“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.

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“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.”

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Kelsey started My Sweat Life to share with women the things she has learned through her fitness journey.

She keeps herself motivated and in turn motivates others trying to make a change in their own lives.

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A healthy lifestyle is so much more than losing weight.

It’s about loving your body and mind and taking care of yourself every step of the way. The number on the scale is a number and can’t tell you how happy or healthy you are.

SHARE to show the world that you’re better than the numbers on the scale.

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