This morning, I realized that I tend to only post "glamorous" before/during/after photos - and by that I mean the front side. I think a lot of people post those because it's easier to suck in and "fake" your progress. But back shots? Those tell the real story - and I LOVE seeing strongglutes + backs take shape - you know people are putting in REAL WORK to change those areas! It's not that I try to hide those photos of myself, but now that I live alone, it's much harder to take those photos! I recently purchased both a full length mirror AND a measuring tape, so today I finally got real about my results and did the whole thing.
The difference between these two photos? 3 years, 23 pounds, and a whopping 25 inches overall. That includes 5 inches carved off my waist, 3.5 inches off my hips, and 2.25 inches off each thigh. My biggest problem area (and the one I know will take the longest to whittle down) is my back, but between the two photos, my bust/chest is down 2.5 inches.
I think it's also safe to say that you guys KNOW I didn't just do a short, 3 week round of 21 Day Fix to get these results. I didn't just count calories and phone it in on the elliptical. I didn't wander around the gym doing a spin class here and some biceps curls there wondering why the heck I was paying a monthly fee for a gym I didn't know what to do with. I didn't just wake up one day and say "okay, I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired, so today is the day it all changes." I'm not the kind of person who says "when I make up my mind to do something, I go ALL IN." People who CAN do that are totally inspiring to me, but that's not how I roll. I'm emotional. I think things to death and then end up doing nothing - and then get down on myself when I don't see change. I disappear when things get tough. But as each day passes, I work really hard to improve those things and put them in the past. That's who I was, it's not who I am - and that's a huge milestone to reach when you're telling your story.
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