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Many times during a fitness or weight-loss journey, we become discouraged because of the lack of progress we are seeing in front of our eyes or on the scale. This feeling is normal, especially given the fact that you look at yourself every day and may not readily see how your physique is transforming. If you are just getting started or a long time fitness enthusiast, one of the best things you can do monitor changes, is take progress pictures.
Progress photos allow you to go back in time and see a visual representation of your former physique. This is a wonderful way to gauge and track progress. Depending on your goals and starting place, using the scale is not the best indicator for change as it does not take fat loss or muscle gain into account. You would be surprised at how some individuals can gain a few pounds of muscle and look leaner than they did in an image where they actually weighed less. Below are a few progress photo tips that are great if you are simply trying to get in better shape or step on the competitive stage.
Remember that we all start somewhere. So if you feel a bit embarrassed of where you are starting or of having added on excess body fat—it’s OK! Taking your progress photos is the first step in saying that you are ready to make a change and continue on your journey of living a happy and fit life.
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Fitness and Wellness Director at Celsius, Inc.