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Mom's Side-By-Side Photos Really Put It in Perspective

This mom is changing the way we look at weight and body image. After having 4 kids, this California mother has found a way to stop looking at the scale- and it changed her life.

“Focusing on the number on the scale can be extremely discouraging,” she said. “Once I let go of the number, and decided I was going to be consistent with lifting weight regardless of my weight, I saw results.”

Don't ever give up!! Even when results seem slow, or like nothing is happening...👉🏼IT IS HAPPENING. I'm so proud of that girl on the left! 😭🎖It was my very first event...a 5K. I had two baby boys at the time & had gained a lot of weight while pregnant w them back to back. I was weak and slow but I had fire in my heart...❤️🔥 I went on to do a 10k, 3 half marathons and 3 triathlons. I lost 80 lbs, (I was a size 10 after losing 80 lbs & i'm a size 10 now at 17lbs heavier w muscle💪🏼).... In there we had two more baby boys & I gained 60 lbs back...😞 BUT I didn't give up! And After having 4 boys in 5.5 years I've lost 63 lbs & SIX dress sizes and I have been focusing on #buildingmuscle & creating a healthy metabolism by eating, and lifting so I never gain weight back again. I'm not done yet...still got goals...goals keep me going.🏋🏼‍♀️ . . . . #fbf #beforeandafterweightloss #weightlossjourney #momsthatlift #momsthatrun #powerlifting #powerliftingbuiltthisbody #liftheavy #heavylifting #strongmom #thickfit #dontquit #iifym #fitfam #powerliftingbeauty #powerliftingchicks #girlswhopowerlift #girlswhosquat #run #goals #losingweight

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Adrienne Osuna has been posting side-by-side photos on her Instagram to show how her body has changed but her weight has not.

Well holla at your girl for losing another pound 😂 im so happy my legs are growinggggg 🎉 I THANK GOD I didn't let the scale stop me...I could care less what I weigh👊🏼 for reals powerlifting built this body 👌🏼my goals are to *build muscle & lose fat* I didn't diet to get here...I lifted a lot of heavy things and I do intermittent fasting 🙌🏼👌🏼and I'm not done yet!!! 👉🏼girls be like "ugh I want my legs to grow! I want my booty to grow! I want "toned" biceps! But Ugh the scale won't go down it must not be working!!" 😒Yeah well alllll that requires GAINING muscle! I hope you see the scale go down but if it doesn't it's ok! put it in perspective and STOP letting the scale throw you off... just do your squats baby girl 😘😘😘 💋your regularly scheduled reminder to keep going girl 😇😇 *and yesss really 2 pounds difference... size 16 to a size 10 it's body recomposition👉🏼 losing fat & gaining muscle👌🏼* I lift 5 days a week and do 3 days cardio, and I intermittent fast usually 15 hours over night👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼 . . . . . #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

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“I want moms to know that, even though they had kids, their bodies are NOT broken. They can be stronger and healthier than ever before," she posts. Adrienne has 4 boys ages 9, 7, 5, and 3. So you can imagine this busy mom has to work really hard to pursue her passion for health and fitness.

The comments I get are unreal 😒😠 I never post two of these pics back to back but this one is for all you sweet souls that stuck up for me, left me sweet comments, and sent me messages saying these help you so much. 💞 Here's a REAL side view for you. NO I WASN'T PREGNANT on the left 😂 the right was this morning. No dieting, just heavy lifting, which is anaerobic and uses stored fat for fuel, and intermittent fasting which also taps into stored fat especially from the belly, and hitting protein. I lost fat and gained muscle which made my weight pretty much stay the same but as you can see I've lost a lot of inches and dress sizes. I'll be answering questions I got in my story today 😘😘 Negative comments get deleted and ppl blocked 🙂🙂🙂

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#tbt exactly one year apart today!🙆🏼 Gains & losses brought to you by Captain Crunch & Squats💁🏼 In one year I've lost *9 inches* off my stomach‼️ #forreal I only put my weight on there👆🏼 to show that the scale doesn't always measure success, you should always take progress photos! Haters say I'm lying but I promise I'm not.👊🏼 It's funny actually how my weight will not budge but honestly who cares? Body Recomp👉🏼As long as I'm losing fat & gaining muscle I'm happy.💃🏼🏋🏼 {what I do: •5 days a week heavy lifting •count only protein (no dieting) •intermitted fasting} some may not agree w my approach to fat loss but idc it works for me and I get to eat a lot🙂✌🏼️ . . #peacelovelift #heavylifting #intermittentfasting #eatallthefood #gains #peach🍑 #squats #heavyweights #deadlift #progressnotperfection #incheslost #thickfit #donutsanddeadlifts #flexibledieting #intuitiveeating #eatliftlive #weightlossjourney #losingweight #powerlifting

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"I don't wanna #liftweights cause I don't wanna get huge!" 🐂💩 I promise you wont👈🏼 #tbt 19 months between pics.💃🏼 After my show aired the other day (link in bio!) I have gotten SO MANY messages from people so happy to see that the scale means 💩💩💩! I wanted to do a side by side one cause look...👀 SAME WEIGHT (#forrealtho I have it logged in MFP!) much smaller, much less body fat.. and more muscle. BODY RECOMP. Here's the thing: I eat at maintenance calories because I don't WANT to diet. (I don't count calories but once in a while I do a day to make sure I'm on point and I DO hit my protein almost everyday). I know all the #science between bulking & cutting. I'm a big time research nerd🤓. I know it absolutely works but I didn't wanna do all that. I just want to EAT + LIFT + LIVE LIFE! I didn't want to obsess over #macros anymore or diet at ALL anymore ive been dieting my whole life yo lol. So, I decided to just focus on #protein & be consistent at #heavylifting & be #consistent with #intermittentfasting ✔️ I still have a long way to go! But I just want to share that if you think you have to have a perfect diet to get in the weight room like it will be a waste of a work out you're wrong. 👊🏼 tbh I eat pretty good but I eat what I want (#captainchrunchisbae) and seriously...There's so much power in heavy lifting. 🏋🏼💯❤️🍑💪🏼 . . #bodyrecomp #weightlossjourney #fitfam #powerlifting #powerliftingchicks #girlswhopowerlift #girlswhosquat #beforeandafterweightloss #iifym #bodypositive #bodybuilding #girlswithmuscle #allthefood #intuitiveeating #eatingdisorderrecovery #curvygirl #thickfit #strongnotskinny #powerliftingbuiltthisbody #healthybody

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Body recomp is changing the shape & the muscular structure of your body. 💗 it's a process... the left is not my "before" but a "during" so it's not as dramatic but it was about when I REALLY got into heavy lifting. 10 months between these pics, 10 months of consistency w #heavylifting + eating all the food + #intermittentfasting Same weight of course🙄, but my legs and Glutes are bigger, my hips, waist and stomach a lot smaller, lats, biceps, chest muscles all bigger and stronger. When adding muscle & losing fat the scale may not change much...so take progress pics, eat your protein, trust the process and don't quit. #notdoneyet #keepgoing #transformationtuesday #fitfam #weightlossjourney #liftheavythings #strongmom #strongisthenewskinny #bodybuilding #bodyrecomposition #girlswhopowerlift #girlswhosquat #girlswithmuscle #momsthatlift #thickfit #futurenurse #gymislife #weightlifting #weightlosstransformation #squats #iifym #iifymgirls #intuitiveeating #flexibledieting

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“After I saw how dramatic the difference in my body composition, I wanted to share with ladies how insignificant the scale was!” Adrienne said.

Thank you for sharing! This is truly inspirational. Has this changed your view of the scale?

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