Adrienne Osuna is a mom and a fitness blogger with a focus on weight training. After years of struggling with her weight, this mother of four finally got serious about her health, adopting a rigorous schedule of power lifting, cardio, and intermittent fasting to lose weight, gain muscle, and kick ass. And while her personal regimen might be a little too ambitious for most of us, she's still inspiring—because she keeps it real.
An image she posted on her blog on January 1st is going viral for pointing out that focusing on your weight is a misleading goal. The before-and-after pic shows her before she started lifting and after—a complete physical transformation which resulted in a staggering one pound of weight loss.
I know what you're thinking—that's two pounds! Well, I can explain. After Osuna's pic was copied from her blog, it blew up all over the internet—on Facebook, Twitter, Imgur, and more. But she wasn't credited as the woman in the photos, so she decided to share it on her own Instagram to help spread her message even further. And she amended the numbers to point out an additional pound she had lost in the interim.
She explains in the caption that she felt it was important to reclaim her image because it had been used in advertisements for weight loss products, and that's not what she's about.
But I DID NOT use anyone's products to do this...in fact I didn't even diet to do this ? this was all hard work in the gym lifting heavy weights and intermittent fasting.
Kudos to Ms. Osuna for getting the word out—fitness isn't about a number, it's about having awesome muscles you could use to punch a hole through a plaster wall.