‘I struggled with confidence’: Kelsey Wells gets raw about her incredible body transformation

And it's hella inspiring!

By Jess Arrowsmith • 2 years ago • HEALTH & FITNESS

 

She’s the fitness guru making mega strides in the health industry, one kettlebell at a time. And while her physique screams next-level envy, Kelsey Wells has revealed the raw and real struggles behind her figure transformation.

The brunette beauty makes her rigorous eating habits look breezy – vegetables, protein shakes and chicken salads not to be missed – but Kelsey’s health transformation was far from an easy feat.

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LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT MY REAL “TRANSFORMATION”. . I struggled with a lack of confidence in myself my whole life. I rarely voiced my opinions even to my friends. Constantly compared myself to others and felt I never measured up. Picked myself apart, automatically focused on my “flaws”, internalized my failures, downplayed my successes and wasted WAY too much time and energy worrying about how others perceived me.😔 I have spoken a lot here about how my fitness journey and my journey to finding self-confidence, self-acceptance, and self-love are intrinsically intertwined. Confidence did NOT come as a result of my body changing, my confidence started to grow far before I saw changes in the mirror, but rather as a result of finally treating my body with love and taking care of myself. Pushing through my workouts and prioritizing my health empowered me to push through the burdens of life and prioritize myself. About a year ago I caught up with a friend from college and she said something I will never forget: “Kelsey I am so proud of you. I knew you at 17 and I got to watch you fall in love with Ryan, you put him first and have always treated him with the ultimate adoration and respect. Well the last two years I feel like I’ve finally gotten to watch you fall in love with yourself the same way. You can finally see yourself how we always saw you.” I cried because she was right. I couldn’t see myself then. My friends, IF YOU WANT TO LOVE YOURSELF, PLEASE TREAT YOURSELF WITH LOVE. You are stronger than you know. You are beautiful and one of a kind. But me or anyone else telling you that is NOT enough. You must tell yourself and work to believe it. You must look after yourself physically and mentally. Live active and make conscious efforts to make your internal dialogue a positive one. I am OVER people tearing others down for loving themselves. CONFIDENCE IS NOT ARROGANCE. Confidence is imperative. Fight for yourself. You will be amazed to learn who you truly are, and what you can do.🖤 . “Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves.” — Marie Curie

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Taking to Instagram to share before-and-after snaps of her figure transformation, the star admitted that she ‘struggled with a lack of confidence [her] whole life’.

While Kelsey oozes It-girl confidence now, she explained that she ‘rarely voiced [her] opinions, even with her friends’ and ‘constantly compared [herself] to others and never felt [she] measured up.’

‘I have spoken a lot about how my fitness journey and journey to finding self-confidence, self-acceptance and self-love are intrinsically intertwined,’ she wrote.

 

 

Adding: ‘Confidence did NOT come as a result of my body changing, my confidence started to grow far before I saw changes in the mirror, but rather as a result of finally treating my body with love and taking care of myself.’

Kelsey revealed that by pushing herself to new limits both mentally and physically, she felt empowered to become the best version of herself.

‘Pushing through my workouts and prioritizing my health empowered me to push through the burdens of life and prioritize myself,’ she explained.

 

 

Sharing tips of wisdom with her 1.6 million Instagram followers, Kelsey wrote: ‘My friends, IF YOU WANT TO LOVE YOURSELF, PLEASE TREAT YOURSELF WITH LOVE.’

‘You are stronger than you know. You are beautiful and one of a kind. But me or anyone else telling you that is NOT enough. You must tell yourself and work to believe it.’

 


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