Based on calliper measurements in November my body fat was 25%, putting me in the 'average' bracket (24.0% - 30.9%) for females my age. We retook my measurements recently and I'm now at 23.7%, putting me in the 'fitness' bracket (21.0% - 23.9%) - BUT only just. I felt so disappointed in myself, like I'd made no progress despite having hard evidence I had. I kept thinking: In the last 3 months I've done 50 hard hour-long gym workouts, pushing myself to my limits (yes I've cried a few times), plus tons of cardio. I've eaten in a fairly high calorie deficit for ≈7 weeks (and prior to that wasn't eating badly). Yet despite months of hard grind, I'm still only 0.3% off being grouped with someone who may do no exercise and eats without care. But then I look at this photo. I SEE and FEEL my progress. I'm stronger and happier inside and out. I KNOW I'm more than I was yesterday, let alone 6 months ago. So here's my 2 cents for anyone disappointed in their results despite grinding hard: 1) Change takes a long time, especially with fitness. Be patient and keep going - there's no other way and anyone saying there is, is full of crap. 2) Progress is progress. I've gone from 'average' to 'fitness' which many would be happy with - so learn to be happy with every single one of your achievements, big or small, and stop criticising yourself when you're doing great. 3) Never let generalised measures dictate the satisfaction you feel in your results. Everyone's different, yet these measures of health/fitness are one-size-fits-all and broad, so must be used with caution. 4) Don't let scales/tape measures/callipers etc. define how well you're doing. They're there as a guide, nothing more. If you have any questions or need any help, I'm here! #instafitness #fitstagram #progressnotperfection #fitnessjourney #gymbunny #girlswhoworkout #girlswhosquat #girlswholift #weightliftinggirls #strongnotskinny #fitnessmotivation #fitspiration #fitnessaddict #fitnesslover #fitgirlsofinstagram #veganfitgirl #veganbodybuilding #veganfitness #veganfitnessprogress #fitnessblogger #abgoals #abprogress #pwrprogress #pwr #pwrgirl #fatloss #sweatwithkelsey #strongerthanyesterday #justdoit #fitnessfollow @nikkigraceb nikkigraceb Nikki Grace

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  • Based on calliper measurements in November my body fat was 25%, putting me in the 'average' bracket (24.0% - 30.9%) for females my age. We retook my measurements recently and I'm now at 23.7%, putting me in the 'fitness' bracket (21.0% - 23.9%) - BUT only just. I felt so disappointed in myself, like I'd made no progress despite having hard evidence I had. I kept thinking: In the last 3 months I've done 50 hard hour-long gym workouts, pushing myself to my limits (yes I've cried a few times), plus tons of cardio. I've eaten in a fairly high calorie deficit for ≈7 weeks (and prior to that wasn't eating badly). Yet despite months of hard grind, I'm still only 0.3% off being grouped with someone who may do no exercise and eats without care. But then I look at this photo. I SEE and FEEL my progress. I'm stronger and happier inside and out. I KNOW I'm more than I was yesterday, let alone 6 months ago. So here's my 2 cents for anyone disappointed in their results despite grinding hard: 1) Change takes a long time, especially with fitness. Be patient and keep going - there's no other way and anyone saying there is, is full of crap. 2) Progress is progress. I've gone from 'average' to 'fitness' which many would be happy with - so learn to be happy with every single one of your achievements, big or small, and stop criticising yourself when you're doing great. 3) Never let generalised measures dictate the satisfaction you feel in your results. Everyone's different, yet these measures of health/fitness are one-size-fits-all and broad, so must be used with caution. 4) Don't let scales/tape measures/callipers etc. define how well you're doing. They're there as a guide, nothing more. If you have any questions or need any help, I'm here! #instafitness #fitstagram #progressnotperfection #fitnessjourney #gymbunny #girlswhoworkout #girlswhosquat #girlswholift #weightliftinggirls #strongnotskinny #fitnessmotivation #fitspiration #fitnessaddict #fitnesslover #fitgirlsofinstagram #veganfitgirl #veganbodybuilding #veganfitness #veganfitnessprogress #fitnessblogger #abgoals #abprogress #pwrprogress #pwr #pwrgirl #fatloss #sweatwithkelsey #strongerthanyesterday #justdoit #fitnessfollow

    Based on calliper measurements in November my body fat was 25%, putting me in the 'average' bracket (24.0% - 30.9%) for females my age. We retook my measurements recently and I'm now at 23.7%, putting me in the 'fitness' bracket (21.0% - 23.9%) - BUT only just.
    I felt so disappointed in myself, like I'd made no progress despite having hard evidence I had. I kept thinking: In the last 3 months I've done 50 hard hour-long gym workouts, pushing myself to my limits (yes I've cried a few times), plus tons of cardio. I've eaten in a fairly high calorie deficit for ≈7 weeks (and prior to that wasn't eating badly). Yet despite months of hard grind, I'm still only 0.3% off being grouped with someone who may do no exercise and eats without care.
    But then I look at this photo. I SEE and FEEL my progress. I'm stronger and happier inside and out. I KNOW I'm more than I was yesterday, let alone 6 months ago. So here's my 2 cents for anyone disappointed in their results despite grinding hard:
    1) Change takes a long time, especially with fitness. Be patient and keep going - there's no other way and anyone saying there is, is full of crap.
    2) Progress is progress. I've gone from 'average' to 'fitness' which many would be happy with - so learn to be happy with every single one of your achievements, big or small, and stop criticising yourself when you're doing great.
    3) Never let generalised measures dictate the satisfaction you feel in your results. Everyone's different, yet these measures of health/fitness are one-size-fits-all and broad, so must be used with caution.
    4) Don't let scales/tape measures/callipers etc. define how well you're doing. They're there as a guide, nothing more.
    If you have any questions or need any help, I'm here!
    #instafitness #fitstagram #progressnotperfection #fitnessjourney #gymbunny #girlswhoworkout #girlswhosquat #girlswholift #weightliftinggirls #strongnotskinny #fitnessmotivation #fitspiration #fitnessaddict #fitnesslover #fitgirlsofinstagram #veganfitgirl #veganbodybuilding #veganfitness #veganfitnessprogress #fitnessblogger #abgoals #abprogress #pwrprogress #pwr #pwrgirl #fatloss #sweatwithkelsey #strongerthanyesterday #justdoit #fitnessfollow

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thatfitchicknatalie - Natalie 2 weeks ago

I def see it, you’re leaner all over, 🍑 is more lifted and you have abs and reduced the size of your waist. All your hard work has paid off girl 🙌🏻

gmpvitas_supplements - GMPvitas® 2 weeks ago

They're calling for a HOT summer😓and that's when it dawned on us... YOU might be the primary reason for global warming😅😍💋🌹

boydjolene - Jolene Boyd 3 days ago

You are truly beautiful on the inside and it shows on the outside my friend! But the transformation you've made is Awesome! But you are so naturally beautiful!! However wanted to let you know you inspired me, and I've lost 20 pounds since we last chatted!! 😘💕🙌

nurse.deborah - Deb 2 hours ago

You look great!!! Sometimes when you see no progress... you’re already there 😉 Keep up the great work! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻