Any progress is good progress, and when you’re on your journey to lose weight and live healthier, if you see that progress in an old dress fitting, people telling you that you look different, or you see a change in photos, that is worth celebrating. Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer recently celebrated a change in her arms on Instagram after sharing her intense regimen with fans after about three months worth of hard work and changing her diet.
“This is a rarity for me, having time in my trailer as I’m only in it at lunch. oh and sleeveless shirts. I never go sleeveless,” the 46-year-old actress wrote. “But here is what I want to show you. I’ve been working out for years and the cellulite on my arms has NEVER gone away. It’s melting away from my thighs, too! The changes I’ve made? @performinspired supplements. Combined with balancing nutrition and the right workouts the changes are amazing.”
To make the difference more noticeable for followers, she posted a picture of herself from a while back at a smaller weight but with the cellulite apparent in her arms. She shared it to make it clear that despite hard upper-body work, it was the change in diet along with the supplements taken that made the difference. Her supplements are from actor Mark Wahlberg’s Performance Inspired Nutrition line, include conjugated linoleic acid, garcinia cambogia, multivitamins and vitamins for collagen production.
As we shared with you last month, the actress has been going hard in the gym for the last few months, even doing two-a-day workouts from time to time, working out her core, her upper body, lower body, doing yoga, cryotherapy and more to be her best. It hasn’t been easy, but she’s encouraged herself and others to keep going.
“I want to say thank you to Jeanette Jenkins, Patrick Godeau and my workout buddy Kendra Patterson. And I want to say a big shout out to Mark Wahlberg and Tom Dowd, for inspiring me to be better and throwing me a lifeline,” she said. “I’m definitely inspired. I’m showing up kicking and screaming. Definitely kicking and screaming. There will be a time when I don’t kick and scream, I just show up. Hang in there, guys.”