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16 Transformations That Could Motivate Us to Start the Year Right

Most people resolve to adopt a healthier lifestyle at the beginning of every year. But committing to this goal may not be as simple as it sounds, and challenges can easily derail our fitness journeys. During the tough times, it might help to take inspiration from people who powered through the most difficult days. And witnessing their extraordinary transformations may just be the motivation we need to get us back on track.

If you ever feel discouraged, Bright Side gathered these 16 before-and-after photos that will hopefully remind you of the great things that you are capable of.

1. “There are days when I still see myself at 284 lbs in the mirror. It’s crazy when your entire body changes that quickly.”

“You rocked that wedding dress, and now slay in the new one. You lost an entire adult person! That’s awesome.” — © nickelstoo / Reddit

2. “I believe weight loss/fitness journeys are self-fulfilling prophecies. It will not work unless you believe that it will.”

3. “Been hitting the gym regularly. I’m 35 and in the best shape I’ve ever been in, in my whole life.”

4. “I have a ways to go, but I can say I’m so proud. I’ve learned it’s okay to love yourself and to be happy.”

5. “Weight loss over 5 years. I started eating intuitively, lifting weights, and boxing.”

6. “I feel and think like a different person to be honest.”

7. “Lost 72 kg in 9 months. Now I’m employed in the fitness industry and helping others achieve their goals!”

8. “December 2016 to December 2021. Best Christmas present I ever could’ve given myself.”

9. “I was shooting for ’thin’ but after embracing my stocky build and introducing weightlifting, the love for strength took over.”

10. “Just hit a milestone — 100 pounds of weight loss! Not to be outshined, my wife lost over 55 pounds too.”

11. “If I can do it, so can you!”

12. “From 605 lbs to 329 lbs. 4 years of working on myself. I can’t even recognize the old me.”

13. “I started walking and doing workouts. In 10 months, I lost 100 pounds.”

14. “Wow it’s like 2 different people! You look so much healthier, from the tone of your skin to your eyes!”

15. “270 lbs to 120 lbs — but with a little muscle this time.”

16. “I do my best to avoid buying ready-to-eat food, except for fruits and vegetables, and cook everything from scratch.”

What was the biggest personal goal you ever set out to achieve, and how did your journey go? Share your story with us in the comment section.

Preview photo credit solo2070 / Reddit, 612japok / Reddit
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