Thoughts on Progress Photos

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So I mentioned last year that my boyfriend and I started a “Fat-2-Fit” journey. Neither one of us is what you would call overweight, but I was what you would call “skinny fat” and wanted to tone up and lose my gut, and David wanted to lose a bit more weight. We started monitoring our calorie intake and working out more and took progress pictures every two weeks.

I never posted any of these photos of me for a few reasons..

First, I thought that I should wait until I actually saw some progress to put pictures up so it would show a difference. I didn’t want to show my photos to others until I had something to show for all the work I’ve put in.

But mostly, I was too embarrassed to post my photos up until I knew I didn’t look like that anymore.  I felt super insecure about the photos we took and didn’t want others to see all my imperfections.

But looking at blog after blog I see so many people posting their photos, facing their fears and showing others themselves because they vow to work hard and make it better.  I see the people on Biggest Loser stepping on the scale shirtless in front of the world for millions to see. And I think, if they can do it, why can’t I? What am I afraid of? Why should I be ashamed, when I’m working hard to improve myself? I may not be in the best shape, but I’m in the best shape that I’ve ever been in.

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    March 12, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    I’ve found blogging to be an incredibly safe place to share really scary things including progress photos. I think it can be incredibly freeing and motivating. And you will have lots of support 🙂

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      March 12, 2013 at 8:34 pm

      Thanks! Yeah one thing I noticed about the fitness community is there is nothing but encouragement and support, no matter where you are. Makes me feel more proud of myself for making a change.

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