Woman's Side-By-Side Pics Show Just How Much Lifting Weights Changes Your Butt
When it comes to working out and maintaininga healthy lifestyle, its very easy to presume a lower weight entails a better-looking body.
But thats so often absolutely no truth to the rumors at all, andClaire Maxwell is the perfect example why you shouldnt get too fixated with the numbers on the scale.
Almost a year ago, Maxwell, a 28 -year-old registered nurse from Durham, North Carolina, broke her jaw after she fainted and fell to the floor at work.
While she mended from the accident, Maxwell had to have her jaw wired closeds for several weeks, which significantly limited her food intake.
Without even trying, she lost a total of 13 pounds.
Maxwellwasnt initially alarmed at all by the weight loss.
She wrote in a caption of one of her Instagram photos,
I knew I needed to gain back the weight but I didnt assure the hurry.
I didnt guess I looked unhealthy. I guessed I appeared fine lean even. It wasnt until I saw this photo on the left[ taken after my collision] that I recollect believing, Oh, shit definitely do not have a butt anymore.
Once she realized how drastically her body had changed in such a short amount of period, Maxwell decided to take action.
After her jaw was no longer wired shut, the 28 -year-old dove into a weight-gain plan, which included a high-carb, high-calorie diet( aka my dream) and began lifting weights again.
However, since Maxwell had also fractured her wrist in the accident, she wasnt able to put up the same heavy weights as before.
So, even thoughshed returned to her previous weight of 130 pounds, shestill wasnt comfy with how her body looked.
Maxwell even acknowledged on Instagram it messed with my head a little bit.
Eventually, after both her jaw and wrist were fully recovered, she kicked her fitness routineback into high gear.
Since the excess calories from her previous diet had helped her gain weight, all she needed to do was work on her strength.
Soon, she began to feel comfy again in her body.
But, inspired by the quick progress she saw, Maxwell decided she wanted an even more bootylicious bottom.
She upped her carb intake once again( YAS QUEEN) and started putting in a rigorous four-and-a-half hours of butt run at the gym per week, which included workouts like bridges, leg press, split squattings, weighted walk-to lunges, hamstring curls, deadlifts, kickbacks, hip thrustings, kettlebell swingings and much, much more.
Before she knew it, her booty had reached Kim K status.
And, believe it or not, her weight did not budge at all from her normal 130 pounds.
Maxwell wrote in an Instagram caption,
I think there is this automatic association that weighing less is somehow better. Patently this is not true but I think that has been engrained in us by society.
Even for someone who doesnt use a scale( I merely weigh myself for macro adjustments ), I do understand how the number on the scale can have a big impact on someone. So I just really encourage you guys to adjust your goals based on what you see in the mirror and how you are feeling about your body( if that constructs sense ). Yes, the number on the scale CAN be an indicator of progress, but it is NOT the only indicator.
Booty and brains. Does it get any better?