Kelsey-Wells

Fitness blogger proves why weight doesn't matter with striking before and after photos

by Chloe Best

A fitness blogger has shared a before and after photo from her body transformation to prove to women that they shouldn't worry too much about their weight. Kelsey Wells, who writes My Sweat Life blog, posted a side-by-side comparison of her body in a bikini on Instagram on Tuesday evening, telling her followers to "screw the scale".

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The mother-of-one explained that while her physique looks noticeably different in the after photo, with a lean and toned physique, she is actually the same weight and clothes size in both photos. Kelsey implored women to measure their progress by "health and happiness" rather than seeing the numbers drop on the scale in a lengthy caption to her "Transformation Tuesday" post.

// SCREW. THE. SCALE. // It's been a minute since I got on my soapbox about this so here we go!😂🤗 Most of you prob already know what I'm about to say, but I will never stop advocating for this because it is SO so important. The photo on the left was a few months after I had Anderson. The photo on the right was just about a month ago. I AM THE SAME PANT SIZE IN BOTH PHOTOS, and am almost the same weight, yet my body composition has completely changed. EVEN IF IT HADN'T, one of my biggest regrets is beating up my post partum body and not seeing the beauty in myself at that stage. I so desperately want to help prevent women of all ages from developing the mindset that weight has anything to do with self worth, and I want every woman who has ever thought that or felt like I did, to understand what I finally learned. Because the confidence I am fortunate enough to feel now is something every women deserves to feel, AT EVERY STAGE. Your body is beautiful exactly how it is. Live a healthy life because you deserve it, not just because you may want to change. Measure your progress by health, and HAPPINESS, and love your self NOW, and every step of the way.❤ #transformationtuesday #selflove #bodypositive . . . #transformation #beforeandafter #fitnesstransformation #bbgprogress #bbg #bbgmoms #bbgmums #fit #fitness #fitfam #fitmom #fitlife #girlswithmuscle #healthyliving #fitspiration #fitspo #workout #cpt #healthyliving #healthy #happy

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Kelsey Wells said she is a similar weight in these before and after photos

Explaining that the "before" photo was taken a few months after she welcomed her son, Kelsey wrote: "I AM THE SAME PANT SIZE IN BOTH PHOTS, and am almost the same weight, yet my body composition has completely changed. EVEN IF IT HADN'T, one of my biggest regrets is beating up my post partum body and not seeing the beauty in myself at that stage."

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Now she wants to use her own experiences to help other women learn to love their bodies too. "Your body is beautiful exactly how it is. Live a healthy life because you deserve it, not just because you may want to change," she wrote. "Measure your progress by health, and HAPPINESS, and love yourself NOW, and every step of the way."

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The fitness blogger has qualified as a personal trainer

The US-based blogger has attracted over 700,000 fans on Instagram alone thanks to her body positive posts and honest accounts of her own fitness journey. She has previously explained how she developed a love of fitness after following Kayla Itsines' Bikini Body Guide workouts, and has subsequently qualified as a personal trainer. Kelsey is among a number of women who have used social media to share empowering messages about body image, with some even sharing fake transformation photos to show why people shouldn't compare their own bodies and progress to others.

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