Typically, body builders’ before and after photos show how they transformed from a 90 pound weakling into a muscular, chiseled physique. One former female body builder recently shared side-by-side photos of her tranformation. But they weren’t like you might have expected!
According to Jolene Jones, the photographs depict her transformation from “body builder” to “body lover.”
On the left is a picture of the way she used to look and, on the right, one of the way she appears now.
As you can see, the pics do not show a woman who has lost several dress sizes in her quest to achieve the perfect body. The before and after photos show a woman who has gained weight and is now happier as a result.
“Some people might say this is ‘letting yourself go’ but you can’t put a price on happiness,” Jones said. “I call this finding myself and realizing I can have more than one passion in life, whether it’s hiking up in Glacier Park or enjoying beers with friends,” she added.
“A six pack didn’t make me happy,” she admitted. “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 touch.”
Some Facebook users prefer the new Jolene:
“Many of us, myself included, needed to read this when it comes to having a positive body image,” one person wrote. “In my opinion- her photo on the right is an improvement! She looks happier and healthier.”
We can tell by the look on her face that Jolene made the right decision.
Mad World News reports:
A former female body builder has taken to social media to share side-by-side photos of her transformation, but they aren’t your typical “before and after” pictures. Jolene Nicole Jones is causing viewers to look twice when they notice one detail about her snapshots.