Losing weight and maintaining an active healthy lifestyle is no easy feat. Take it from me, my personal weight loss journey has been one struggle after another.

This year I entered my first 5K marathon and I’m forcing myself to change my lifestyle into a healthier more active one. I’ve gone on a special diet and I’m making sure to train at least every other day. This doesn’t mean that I’m 100% motivated all the time. Finding motivation to exercise and run is always a daily struggle. When I do look for motivation, it’s always to /r/ProgressPics on Reddit. Users there upload their progress in their weight loss (or weight gain) journey. From people struggling with body dysmorphia, to people struggling with remaining healthy, the people there have inspired me in my own weight loss journey.

Just a quick disclaimer: this is an opinion piece on how people are inspiring with their physical transformations. If anyone is considering making major lifestyle changes, they should consult a physician first. Check out the following 16 pictures of people who have undergone incredible physical transformations by working incredibly hard to have the body they desire.

Transformation #1: This progress pic showing off her awesome face gains. In her photo, she states that she’s lost a whopping 94 lbs which is absolutely incredible.

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Transformation #2: Holy cow. showing off just how incredible some time and hard work can pay off with your looks. This guy has seriously nailed it.

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Transformation #3: Another reddit user with absolutely incredible face gains is really dazzles us with her selfies showing her incredible physical transformation resulting in a loss of 150 lbs.

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Transformation #4: Reddit user shows us his astounding loss of 170 lbs, and attributes this loss to diet, exercise, and sobriety. I’ve been told that drinking beer and wine really affect your weight gain. Maybe I should take a page out of this guy’s book and give up wine.

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