Fit Mission: Take Your ‘Before’ Pictures ASAP

Written by Angela Atkinson

Here's my most recent 'before/during' photo.

Here’s my most recent ‘before/during’ photo.

Do you take before and after fitness photos? If not, no pressure–but you should consider it. I regret having deleted so many of my ‘fat’/before photos over the years–I’m left with not so many to work with. But you can do better!

(Psst! Just an aside–our Dare to Bare 8-Week Fitness and Weight Loss Challenge started today! It’s not too late to sign up!)

Fitness Mission: Take your own before & after weight loss pictures

Take three full-body photos of yourself today–one from the front, one from the side and one from the back. File them in a secret folder if you like–you never have to show them to anyone if you don’t want to, they’re just for you.

Weight Loss Progress Photo Tips:

  • Show as much skin as you can stand in the photo (but keep your private bits covered, in case you later decide to publish them or share them in a progress video like I did.) This is one regret I have–I wish I’d taken a couple shots in a swimsuit or at least something that showed more of my actual body.)
  • Be sure you use a decent-quality camera if you can–but any camera will do if not.
  • Try to take the photo in a well-lit area and remember that this is supposed to be a VERY HONEST photo–so let it all hang out. Not only will it give you a better idea of your progress later, but if you’re like me, you’ll find it very motivating.

Do you find progress photos motivating in your weight-loss journey? Share your thoughts in the comments section, below!

Before you go: are you trying to lose weight or have you already succeeded? If so, I want your story! I’m seeking guest weight loss and fitness bloggers.

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