If you're eating right and working out often but still aren't seeing the number on the scale go down, this mom's post is exactly what you need to see.
Adrienne Osuna is here to dispel a few weight loss myths. For one thing, she's stopped believing in diets—after years of dabbling in them, dropping the 'D' word is what eventually helped her get in the best shape of her life. But that's not the only way Osuna is changing widely held beliefs about weight: The mother shares side-by-side photos of herself before and after a significant body transformation...and while her body looks dramatically different in the after shots, there's something surprising about the images: She's only two pounds lighter post-transformation.
View this post on Instagram
Oh my goodness you guys. I was just interviewed by US Weekly! AND my friend @bpark89 just called me freaking out and saw my pictures on national TV on CBS's show The Talk and they were taking about me 😳omgosh you guys! I'm gonna die 😬😬😱 I can't believe that I am able to share with the world that the scale is not the ultimate factor in success. I was tired of dieting and obsessing over the scale. I started to Lift heavy things. I stopped yo-yo dieting, and then added intermittent fasting. I am not done yet. I am not perfect. This is just what I did and I am happy to share it with you all 💖💖 thank you ALL SO MUCH for your love and support. 🖤💖🖤💖🦄🦄🦄🦄
Like so many mothers out there, Osuna saw her body change after each of her pregnancies. Eventually, she decided to focus on healthy eating and strength training, and her body changed in an amazing way. Osuna looks unbelievable and is clearly super healthy and strong.
View this post on Instagram
*For all the people that don't read the post...YES TWO POUNDS. Body recomposition. Lost fat gained muscle! NEGATIVE COMMENTS ARE DELETED AND BLOCKED*. People have been messaging me telling me they've seen this pic all over 😬like on Facebook pages and groups, twitter, other accounts here ect. I don't mind people sharing it!! But I DID NOT use anyone's products to do this...in fact I didn't even diet to do this 😂 this was all hard work in the gym lifting heavy weights and intermittent fasting. And for anyone just seeing this for the first time YESSS really 2 lbs, the scale doesn't measure fat vs muscle! Keep going girls 🙌🏼💖💜 . . . . . . . . #weightlossjourney #momsthatlift #powerlifting #eattoperform #iifym #allthefood #bodybuilding #strongmom #flexibledieting #squats #fitnessjourney #strongwoman #girlswithmuscle #girlswhopowerlift #dietingsucks #fitbit #fitfam #bodypositivity #powerliftingbuiltthisbody #deadlifts #liftheavythings #intuitiveeating #bodybuildinglife #gymislife #progressnotperfection #beforeandafterweightloss #powerlifter #beyondthescale #nsv #heavylifting
"I didn't even diet to do this," Osuna wrote in an Instagram post showcasing her transformation. "This was all hard work in the gym lifting heavy weights and intermittent fasting. And for anyone just seeing this for the first time YESSS really 2 lbs, the scale doesn't measure fat vs muscle! Keep going girls."
Osuna's posts aren't just challenging assumptions a lot of people have about weight; they're also proof that we are all more than just the number of the scale. We've said it once and we'll say it again: The most important thing a mom can do for herself and her children is to be as healthy as possible, and health can't always be measured by how much you weigh.
If you're struggling to drop the baby weight and feel like you're doing everything right (like eating a balanced diet, walking a lot and working out) but aren't seeing that progress measured on the scale, that's fine! What really matters is how you feel in your own body and how well you're taking care of yourself—and if Osuna's message is any indication, that involves so much more than just how much you weigh.