Fitness Instagrammer Kelsey Wells shows that her weight on a scale is insignificant when it comes to being in great shape

By Julie Mazziotta
Updated July 27, 2016 01:25 PM
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145 lbs. and extremely proud!

Fitness Instagrammer Kelsey Wells is proving that weight and size is insignificant when it comes to being fit in a viral post.

Wells shared a side-by-side photo of her body at three different weights – 140 lbs. eight weeks after giving birth, 122 lbs. 12 weeks later, and 145 lbs. today, 84 weeks postpartum.

“SCREW THE SCALE,” she captioned the photo. “PLEASEEEEEE STOP GETTING HUNG UP ON THE NUMBER STOP LETTING YOUR WEIGHT HAVE ANY AFFECT WHATSOEVER ON YOUR SELF ESTEEM, like I used to.”

Wells explains that after giving birth, her goal was to get down to 122 lbs. and fit back into size 0 jeans. A combo of breastfeeding and Kayla Itsines’ popular Beach Body Guide workouts got her there, but she continued with the program and actually gained back 18 lbs.

“According to my old self and flawed standards, I would be failing miserably,” she says. “THANK GOODNESS I finally learned to start measuring my progress by things that matter – strength, ability, endurance, health, and HAPPINESS.”

Now instead of focusing on numbers on the scale, she’s only interested in feeling healthy.

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“There is only a 5 lb. difference between my starting and current weight, but my body composition has changed COMPLETELY,” Wells says. “I have never had more muscle and less body fat than I do now. I have never been healthier than I am now. I have never been more comfortable in my own skin than I am now.”

“And if I didn’t say #screwthescale long ago, I would have gave up on my journey.”