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If you’ve ever hopped off a scale after seeing the number and joked that you must’ve gained muscle, you’re not the only one. Because, damn, it sure can be discouraging. But while numbers don’t lie, there might be more to them than meets the eye. Fitness blogger and mom of four Adrienne Osuna is proving that the numbers on the scale don’t matter as much as you think they do.

While her body has undergone a total transformation, the numbers on her scale barely budged.

Two. Pounds. Stunning, right? Gaining muscle is a very real thing, and Osuna shows it time and time again. We’re not sure what’s more shocking — the huge difference in the change of her body composition or the teeny difference in the numbers. But if you want to see numbers that really highlight the contrast, check these out:

“Tell me again why we rely so much on the scale to measure success?” Osuna asks in her post, adding that she’s glad she “didn’t stop when the scale stopped.” Go, girl.

Osuna, who updates her progress on her website, explains that after losing and gaining and losing and gaining, she began power lifting — and she hasn’t looked back. All that lifting, along with cardio, eating lots of protein and intermittent fasting resulted in shedding all kinds of fat while, at the same time, gaining all kinds of awesome muscle.

Osuna proves that we should be less concerned with the number on the scale and more concerned with how we feel. And if we do that, while the pounds might not melt off, we’ll feel better. That’s all that matters.

Same weight in both pics (actually I’m a few pounds heavier on the right 🙈🙊). A lot of us rely on the scale for Motivation, but the problem with that is when it doesn’t read what we want it to we get discouraged and want to quit. Just put it aside & keep going! Remember that changing habits and being active isn’t just for the number on the scale, but how you FEEL & to be healthy!!. I didn’t want to start lifting until I hit 150lbs 🙄🙄 I was obsessed with getting to that number. Once I let go of the scale obsession and started LIFTING & not restricting calories too low is when my body changed. I have all the details of what I do & my lifting programs in my ebook (link in bio)! Key things for me: 🔺Lift heavy 4 days a week 🔺cardio 2 days a week 🔺intermittent fast overnight for 15 hours 🔺focus on hitting protein!

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