There's nothing simple or easy about committing to a weight loss journey. For a lot of us, the chasm between our current selves and our fitness goals can be intimidating rather than inspiring. This is especially true when you're staring at your body in the mirror day after day and not seeing any noticeable changes, despite how dedicated you are to your journey.
One thing that can definitely help when you're low on motivation is scrolling your Instagram feed for amazing before and afters that tell the real stories behind losing fat and getting fit. The next time you're wondering when you'll start seeing that belly fat melt off and those abs peek through, don't be discouraged. Take inspiration from nine women whose words, and before and after pictures, will remind you why it's called a fitness journey.