“Selfie” was named Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year four years ago, and the trend is still going strong. So much so that when Fitbit Community launched this spring, self-portraits immediately began flooding the platform. From workout selfies to before-and-after shots, members are using them to document their health journey, stay motivated, and cheer each other on.
So in celebration of National Selfie Day, here are eight super inspirational Fitbit Community selfies—and the stories behind them—that are sure to make you smile.
8 Fitbit Users With Strong Selfie Game
Angela S: “Preparation and a strong mindset can truly take you anywhere you want to go.”
“I am a 29-year-old Jersey girl who will be graduating with my master’s in business administration next month. During undergrad, I rocketed to my heaviest weight ever at around 240 pounds. This past April I weighed in at 214 pounds. In preparation for my graduation and my upcoming 30th birthday, I decided to complete my fitness journey and work towards my goal weight of 160 pounds. Today, according to my Fitbit Aria, I weigh 187 pounds. I’m proud of my progress. I am almost down 30lbs because I eliminated the excuses. I’m seven weeks away from my big day and am looking forward to the end results. This is the result of getting up four times a week at 5:30 a.m. and eating clean. I’ve learned that preparation and a strong mindset can truly take you anywhere you want to go.”
Bradley Z: “I feel AAAAAAMAZING!”
“I just finished a 30-day eating plan based on whole foods plan, and I feel AAAAAAMAZING! I began with a lot of doubts, like ‘is the food I eat really making that big of difference in how I feel?’ Just six days into my new healthy eating plan I woke up feeling like a new person. I don’t wake up with congestion in my sinuses anymore. I feel more energetic—and not the fake kind of energy you get from an afternoon soda, which I used to have every day—but real, sustained energy. I lost 11 pounds and am sleeping better at night. My Fitbit app shows fewer restless moments and more hours asleep. I’m really glad I did this for myself.”
Beth S: “I’ve run four half-marathons (soon to be 5), two 10Ks, and an 8K.”
“My husband got me a Fitbit Blaze for my birthday over a year ago. I’ve enjoyed having it so much, because it helps motivate me and show my progress. Since having a Fitbit Blaze, I’ve run four half-marathons (soon to be 5), two 10Ks, an 8K, and done countless weight workouts and hikes, like this one on the Stairway to Heaven on the island of Oʻahu, Hawaii. I love the heart rate tracking—it’s a great indicator of how exercise helps my heart, it’s easy to use, lightweight, and doesn’t get in the way.”
Justin G: “I’m now able to do to many of the exercises that caused me pain.”
“I’ve always been physically active and had been consistently going to the gym until I injured my lower back a few years ago. The injury made everyday tasks annoyingly painful. I am a US Infantry Marine, so physical fitness is a big part of my job. I deployed in December 2016 to the East Asia Pacific. In February, my wife sent me a Fitbit tracker for my birthday. Shortly after, I started going to physical therapy to try and correct my lower-back issue. As I began to see major improvements, I started going back to the gym. I’m now able to do to many of the exercises that caused me pain before, such as deadlifts and squats. I took this picture while walking out of the gym like a newborn deer after a leg day. Today was my last day of deployment, and I’m very excited to be heading back to the States. I bought my wife her own Fitbit for her birthday in April, and we intend to motivate each other to be more physically active and lead a healthier lifestyle.” —Justin G.
Sara M: “I finally said it’s ‘me’ time.”
“I have struggled with my weight ever since I had my son 16 years ago. I finally said it’s ‘me’ time. I bought a Fitbit Blaze, have accepted challenges, joined groups, and added a lot of new friends to my support group. I like getting up early in the mornings for a three- to four-mile walk before work. So far I have lost about 15 pounds in 2 months and I’m feeling great.”
Beth H: “Zuzu counts on me to walk her, so she too can be healthy.”
“My dog, a Samoyed named Zuzu, is almost 2 years old. I walk her every evening for approximately one to two miles, three miles on the weekends.. She is my main inspiration to hit my step goal of 7,000 steps a day. Zuzu counts on me to walk her, so she too can be healthy. I started Weight Watchers May 2, 2017 and have lost 13.4 pounds so far. I know it’s because of eating healthier and all the walking I do with Zuzu.”
Joe R: “I’ve lost over 130 pounds.”
“I have been using a Fitbit tracker since December of 2014, and it has been a great tool for me on my journey from a guy who weighed 330 pounds to an ultra-runner. I’ve lost over 130 pounds and now blog about it on joerandene.com. I took this picture after running a 10K at home in Greensboro, NC.”
Summer D: “Never skip a Monday!”
“I’m a personal trainer and am currently on a weight-loss journey after being involved in a car accident that left me on bedrest for four weeks. The Fitbit community really helps me stay motivated!”
This article is not intended to substitute for informed medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or condition. Always check with your doctor before changing your diet, altering your sleep habits, taking supplements, or starting a new fitness routine.