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.


  1. 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 🙂

    • 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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