Uncommon transition photos show one woman’s journey from “body builder to body lover”
Most of the times, before and after photos are used to depict a major weight loss or an extreme makeover. However, this woman managed to show that the best transformations don’t have to involve sculpting the “perfect body”, as ABC News reports.
Former body builder Jolene Jones posted her transition photo on Facebook, documenting her change from “body builder to body lover”:
Body builder to body lover. This isn't your typical transformation photo. I went from being controlled by my grueling…
Jolene offered some details on each period in her life in the caption of the photo. In the first photo, she explained how she relied on a “grueling gym regimen and weighing chicken and having protein shakes in my purse.” However, in the second photo, she felt happier and had a better social life.
The woman emphasized the myth that weight loss transformation photos perpetuate – that the skinnier woman on the right is happier than the woman on the left – is nothing more than a myth. “A six pack didn’t make me happy. I was never enough and always needing to improve. Today I went rafting with friends and enjoyed food the old me would have drooled over and wouldn’t have dared to touch,” she wrote. “Your worth and joy isn’t weighed by what you can lift or what the scale says.”