This Mom's Before & After Photos Show That Weight Is Nothing But A Number

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To assist us in our ongoing battle to show the world that weight is just a number — and that yes, for crissakes, women can and should lift heavy weights — badass fit mom Adrienne Osuna is here with proof. The blogger posted a few before-and-after fitness pics on Instagram this week; her transformation is noticeable, but her weight is almost exactly the same.
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"I lost 60 pounds then I quit dieting (always gaining and losing weight and yo-yo dieting and I was so over it)," Osuna wrote on her blog. "I started heavy lifting and feel in love. I recompositioned my body with out dieting. I lifted heavy 4x a week...Within a year or so...I was down 3 dress sizes and the scale still hadn't moved. But everyone kept telling me how I looked so good."
As the photos she shared show, Osuna was 182 lbs before she began lifting, and she now weighs 180 lbs — and looks very different. In addition to her workout routine, she credits giving up on "yo-yo dieting" with helping her find and keep a healthier relationship with her body. That said, she also mentions intermittent fasting — and we know that you really shouldn't skip a meal, especially when you're an athlete.
Other than that, Osuna's attitude is one everyone should adopt. Can we all just strive to be our fittest, strongest selves already? Because neither of those things has to do with a number on a scale.

But powerlifting makes you manly....💁🏼😉 Just posted a new blog post on how I started powerlifting 💖 #linkinbio

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