Just a reminder to take progress pictures for no damn reason, and to SAVE those mofo’s!! Don’t wait until you’re already at your goal body to take them. Don’t only take them on days you feel good. Don’t delete them out of frustration. And don’t hesitate to document the journey as much as the before and after.
I didn’t take a single progress picture for the first two years of my training career. To this day this is one of my single greatest regrets. While I know how far I’ve come, I don’t really have pictures from 10 years ago to put side by side. I was too insecure, too frustrated with how far I had to go, and I hid as much from myself as from the world.
It’s only in the past few years that I’ve gotten better at regularly taking these pictures. Sometimes for IG, sometimes they’re just random ones that I save and never post. But what’s important is that I have them now. So that when a few months, or a few years go by and that self-doubt starts creeping in, I have photographic evidence of the progress I’ve made. When I think to myself ‘shit have I made ANY progress in the past couple years?’ now I can scroll back to a couple years ago and see how far I’ve come.
Progress pics aren’t only for before and after, they’re not for when you find that rare, flattering, natural sunlight, and they’re not something you need to earn the right for. Take them for no reason, take them often, resist the urge to delete the ones you find flaws in, and I promise future you will be so grateful these exist.
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