No one wants to have photos taken when they feel out of shape. I certainly didn’t, and avoided the camera for two years. I have often regretted that I never took proper ‘before’ photos prior to starting my transformation. I guess I was afraid that if I didn’t succeed, then I’d be stuck with a bunch of awful photos as a reminder of my failure. I did, however, find a few pretty good shots that show more of what I really looked like in 2010 and 2011. I’ll be posting these two new photos on the ABOUT page as well.
I remember the bikini shot was particularly shocking at first view. Although my diet was disgraceful, I was lifting weights at the time and truly thought I looked OK in that suit. I know everything is relative, and I was never severely obese, but I was really out of shape. Here I’m sporting the abdominal upholstery otherwise know by my daughter as ‘the big baggy belly’.
These photos help me when I’m questioning my progress. If you haven’t done so already, I encourage you to take progress photos on a regular basis. Even if you’re not where you want to be with your goals, looking back will remind you how far you’ve come. I know it’s hard to do, but you’ll be glad you’ve got the solid documentation that validates your journey!
I have one more shot from behind that I’m saving to accompany my October progress photo. I’ll be posting these later in the month when I’ve mustered my courage!