Motivation is essential when it comes to getting in shape, research has even proven that the bigger your ambitions the bigger your weight loss. But one fitness blogger has shown us a different, and dang inspiring, perspective on hitting those health goals.
Christina Basil, the serious #fitspo behind @fitchristina, recently shared an eye-opening post with her 28.9k followers, detailing what really happened when she achieved her “goal weight”.
“I thought I NEEDED to see a decrease in the number on the scale to prove that I was making progress with this whole "fit" thing,” she captioned her before and after image.
“After all, if the number wasn't changing... that meant my body wasn't changing either, right?”
“Lol, wrong. I used to care so much about seeing pounds drop from the scale.”
The 24-year-old from Toronto revealed that along with her “achievement” came a loss of strength, compromised lifts and dizziness from under-eating.
“Trying to maintain "a number" can restrict you from progressing, in my opinion.”
Christina says she’s actually heavier now than in her “before picture” but she’s never felt “more energetic, lean, and light on my feet.”
“I wasn't meant to be my #StrongestSelf at my goal weight. That would've bothered me a year ago, but that's just fine with me now. Whether I realised it or not, I used to train to stay skinny. Now I'm training to be strong.”
That's the kind of transformation we like to see.