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This Mom’s Incredible Side-By-Side Photos Prove The Scale Doesn’t Always Matter

Don't let a number derail your fitness motivation.

One fitness mom is showing us why we all need to stop stressing about the scale—and the number we see on it!

Adrienne Osuna is a California mom of four and very courageous fitness blogger. She’s inspiring all those men and women who are dead set on losing those 15 to 20 pounds, but can’t figure out why the number on the scale isn’t changing.

In a recent Instagram post, Osuna posted before and after images of herself. In the first, she weighs 182 pounds. The second photo shows her looking leaner, stronger and much more toned. It’s hard to believe from the photo, but she still weighs 180 pounds, down just two pounds.

*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

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So how did she achieve such a dramatic change while staying about the same weight? Osuna says her strategy is strength training, “…in fact I didn’t even diet to do this…this was all hard work in the gym lifting heavy weights and intermittent fasting,” she posted.

You may have heard the fitness myth that muscle weighs more than fat… that’s not exactly true. A pound of fat and a pound of muscle weigh the same amount. Fat is just bulkier and takes up more space in the body. Muscle is also active tissue which burns more calories than fat, even when inactive. That’s exactly why a lean person with more muscle could weigh as much as an inactive person who has a higher fat composition. Most fitness experts will agree, if you want to build more of that fat-burning muscle, you’ll want to add weights into your fitness routine (and add more resistance as you go).

Osuna’s photos speak for themselves! Her message to the world is that the scale is not the ultimate judge of weight-loss success. She said: “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…”

At the end of the day, sweat at the gym, but don’t sweat stepping onto the scale!