We’re always scrolling through?before-and-after weight loss transformations, surprised about how much fitter?a person can become if they make living healthier part of their lifestyle. Only one woman’s candid Instagram post about her journey was especially relatable.
Rather than celebrating her effort to get in shape, Dallas-based graphic artist Sierra Miller sounded?off about hitting a stubborn weight-loss plateau after losing 75 pounds. Weight-loss plateaus are something that anyone who has ever tried to drop pounds has encountered, plus they can be really frustrating and make you want to quit getting healthy.
“I’ve virtually maintained my weight for over a year,” she captioned a post of her side-by-side images, which she also featured on her behalf new fitness account @sierramiller_fit. “I’ve felt just like a disappointment for not reaching one hundred lb loss. It’s hard to feel like you’re doing everything right, eating all the right things, working out AT LEAST 4-5 times per week but still, the size won’t budge.”
Often times, I’m So difficult on myself because after losing 75 pounds, I’ve virtually maintained my weight for over a year. I’ve felt like a disappointment because of not reaching a 100 lb loss. It’s hard to seem like you’re doing everything right, eating all the right things, exercising A minimum of 4-5 times per week but still, the size won’t budge. BUT, I have a lot to become thankful for. I’m thankful for maintaining and not gaining the load back, I’m thankful which i have a body that is capable of working out, and I’m thankful to possess a husband that tells me I’m beautiful each day and makes me believe it. This year, I’ve challenged myself to stop focusing a lot on the number but instead the way i feel and to enjoy my workouts. God blessed me with curves and it is time for you to embrace all of them with fierceness. I’m within this for me and never for the approval of others. It may not continually be easy however the scale doesn’t always tell the whole story and I’m here to prove it and myself wrong. ??????????
But Miller didn’t give up. Despite her struggle, she?designed a conscious decision to check out the upside?of her weight loss efforts. Instead of dwelling around the number around the scale, she opened up about her gratitude.
“I’m thankful for maintaining and not gaining the weight back, I’m thankful which i possess a body that is able to work out,” she wrote. “This year, I’ve challenged myself to stop focusing so much on the number but rather how I feel and also to have FUN with my workouts. – I’m within this for me and NOT for the approval of others. It may not continually be easy however the scale doesn’t always tell the whole story and I’m here to prove it and myself wrong.”
Miller’s post found an appreciative?audience, as users?congratulated her and agreed that she shouldn’t judge her success in what the size says. People also shared their own weight-loss plateau stories, and?they identified with her insecurity around the?meaning of “progress.”
Here’s what we want?Miller to know:?the size doesn’t tell the entire story. Rather than getting stuck on a number that fails to deliver of your goal weight, pat yourself on the back for the pounds that you did lose and?the muscles you’ve strengthened. Getting fit-not fitting right into a certain jeans size-is what makes the journey successful.