t seems like nowadays, everyone is obsessed with having the slimmest waist and the biggest butt. But one woman's fitness story is a little bit different than the rest.
Last year, registered nurse Claire Maxwell fainted at work and suffered a broken jaw after falling on the floor.
As you can imagine, eating was nearly impossible when your jaw is wired shut, and the 28-year-old lost 13 pounds from her 5-foot 9-inch frame, weighing 117 pounds at her lowest point.
In an Instagram post revealing her before-and-after accident body, Claire admitted she's never been one to obsess over her weight.
But when she saw she’d dropped below 120 pounds, her initial reaction wasn’t one of glee – it was the need to get healthier by gaining back the weight.
"I knew I needed to gain back the weight but I didn't see the hurry," she wrote on Instagram.
“I didn’t think I looked unhealthy. I thought I looked fine…lean even. It wasn’t until I saw this photo that I remember thinking, ‘Oh, sh*t…definitely do not have a butt anymore.'”
Claire told Cosmopolitan.com that she had to wait six long weeks after her jaw was unwired in order to even get back to a healthy, solid food meal plan.
She recruited a personal trainer friend to help her get back in shape, and she laid out a weight-gain program that included high-carbs and high-calories.
As far as exercise, Claire didn't jump back into her regular workout prior to the accident, but opted for a less intense version of weight-training and plyometrics.
Claire is a warrior though, and she wasn’t about to stop there.