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Fitness blogger shares side-by-side images to prove scales don't always tell the truth

Sasha Brady

Published 27/07/2016 | 12:37

Kelsey Wells highlighted the different stages of her weight loss in an Instagram post. Photo: My Sweat Life
Kelsey Wells highlighted the different stages of her weight loss in an Instagram post. Photo: My Sweat Life
Kelsey Wells / My Sweat Life
Kelsey Wells / My Sweat Life
Kelsey Wells / My Sweat Life

A Fitness blogger has shared an Instagram post to encourage people to "stop getting hung up on the number on the stupid scale".

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Easier said than done but fitness blogger and interior decorator, Kelsey Wells, is proof that the weighing scales doesn't always tell the whole truth.

Kelsey, who has 300,00 followers through her blog My Sweat Life, has shared side-by-side photographs of her body at 145 pounds, one at 122 pounds and another at 140 pounds.

She looks amazing in all three images but she wanted to point out that the number on the scale doesn't mean your body looks better and despite weighing more, she feels stronger and fitter.

Kelsey Wells highlighted the different stages of her weight loss in an Instagram post. Photo: My Sweat Life
Kelsey Wells highlighted the different stages of her weight loss in an Instagram post. Photo: My Sweat Life

The 5'7" blogger tried to reclaim her pre-baby body after gaining more than 50 pounds during pregnancy.

She picked up Kayla Itsines' cult-status Bikini Body Guide to overhaul her body in eight weeks.

Kelsey Wells / My Sweat Life
Kelsey Wells / My Sweat Life

"I weighed 130 before getting pregnant," she explained in an Instagram post.

"So based on nothing besides my own warped perception, I decided my 'goal weight' should be 122."

After a few months of following the fitness programme, she reached her target weight and fitted into her size zero jeans once again.

But as she continued with the Bikini Body Guide and started to build muscle and gain strength, she gained 18 pounds and increased two jeans sizes.

"I ripped those skinny jeans wide open just the other week trying to pull them up over my knees," she wrote.

"My point? According to my old self and my flawed standards, I would be failing miserably.

Kelsey Wells / My Sweat Life
Kelsey Wells / My Sweat Life

"Thank goodness I finally learned to start measuring my progress by things that matter - strength, ability, endurance, health and happiness."

"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."

Kelsey Wells / My Sweat Life
Kelsey Wells / My Sweat Life

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