The Rock: Before and After Pictures

The Rock: Before and After Pictures

I was checking site stats and noticed that several people have been searching for The Rock: before and after pictures. Apparently there are concerns about whether or not The Rock was on steroids. Here, a personal trainer offers his take on The Rock and his before and after photos.

From the Publisher:

Let’s have a look at The Rock transformation during the year. I’ll discuss the question if the physique of THE ROCK is achievable naturally. The Rock started off with a nice but not impressive physique. The Rock showed a good physique in the Scorpion King movie. When The Rock finally transitioned to WWE. Therefore he had to work out evern harder. The Rock developed great traps, chest and arms during the years. The chest of The Rock is a little bit behind. In order to get in top shape for Fast & Furious Five, The Rock had to put on an additional 10 pounds of lean muscle. The Rock got bigger and more ripped at the same time. These are the pictures which cause those steroid accusations towards The Rock. The physique of The Rock IS POSSIBLE naturally. However we don’t know if The Rock followed the natural path. The Rock put on 30 pounds lean muscle. Compared to natural bodybuilders, The Rock looks impressive. The physique of The Rock is very hard work. But it should be possible somehow.

More footage of The Rock working out or The Rock vs. John Cena can be seen on my youtube channel. Also check out my facebook http://www.facebook.com/fitnessforlifetv

Fit Mission: Take Your ‘Before’ Pictures ASAP

Fit Mission: Take Your ‘Before’ Pictures ASAP

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.

Want to share your progress photos, weight loss tips, comments, thoughts or questions with the Project Blissful community? We want to hear from you! You can submit your post directly to us by visiting the submission page.

The Rock: Before and After Pictures

Fit Mission: Before & After Weight Loss Pictures

I don’t know about you, but one of the things that has always inspired me when it comes to losing weight is “before and after” photos.

Whether they’re mine or someone else’s, I love to see them!

They literally prove that it can be done.

When I first started on my journey, I found myself googling things like “weight loss before and after photos” and “weight loss success stories.”

I got on YouTube and watched videos that showed a progression of weight loss over time in photos. Those videos would later inspire me to make one of my own.

With that being said, there are very few full-body photos of me at my highest weight–and that’s for a reason. Besides always hiding from the camera (or being the one behind it), I was a huge fan of deleting and/or cropping photos that I didn’t like–and at that point, there weren’t many I liked.

Share your progress photos, weight loss before & after pictures or YouTube video with the Project Blissful community. Submit them, right here!

(It’s true–you can look at my Facebook timeline photos I’m tagged in and probably guess when I was heavy–there are very few tagged of me from that time!)

Anyhoo, after I’d lost about 15 pounds, I did take some full body shots for posterity–one from the front, one from the side and one from the back. They are humiliating, and I wish I’d never looked that way–but I am so glad I have them now, because they offer me a reminder of how far I’ve come (and a reminder of why this is a lifestyle change and not a temporary deal.)

So, whether you’re just starting your journey or you’re already in maintenance mode, take some full-body shots of yourself–FOR yourself–today.

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.

Want to share your progress photos, weight loss tips, comments, thoughts or questions with the Project Blissful community? We want to hear from you! You can submit your post directly to us by visiting the submission page.

 

The Rock: Before and After Pictures

Long-Term Weight Loss Motivation Tips That Really Work

Forget what it did for my body--look what It Works did for my FACE! I'd call this an Ultimate Makeover. Click the photo to see how you can do it too!When you’ve got a lot of weight to lose like I did, staying “on-plan” consistently can seem daunting.

I spent a lot of years trying to figure out how to stay motivated, and eventually, I got it. I lost 100 pounds (and counting–I’ve lost about 110 now and have a few more to go!).

But here’s the good news. While my journey thus far has taken more than two years, I haven’t spent a lot of that time feeling deprived, left out or unhappy.

I’ve changed the way I perceive myself and the world around me, and as a result, I’ve been able to take my time and learn to listen to my body.

blissful promoYet, even today, from time to time, I get on the scale regularly to make sure I’m moving in the right direction, as slow as the going is.

If I notice that the number goes up more than a pound or so (three during PMS week), I take notice and take action.

Over time, I’ve come up with a few weight loss motivation tips that really do work.

I stay motivated to continue my healthier lifestyle choices every day, one day at a time, thanks to my fail-safe plan that sort of developed naturally as I made the changes to both my lifestyle and my perception.

Angie’s Fail-Safe, Stay-on-Plan Weight Loss Motivation Tips

Forgive Yourself First

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One woman I know will literally starve herself for 24 hours for each “slip-up” she has on her plan to exercise and lose weight.

For example, at a birthday party, she indulged in a tiny piece of cake.

The next day, she worked out for 3 hours and refused to eat a thing.

The problem with this kind of behavior is twofold–besides being completely unhealthy and slowing down your metabolism, it’s not a lifestyle that can be continued forever without serious consequences.

Rather than beat yourself up, just forgive yourself, love yourself that much more, and move forward on your plan.

My husband and I are working together on this healthy lifestyle! So far, so good!

My husband and I are working together on this healthy lifestyle! So far, so good!

Remind Yourself Why

You started this journey for a reason. Whether you wanted to live longer, be hotter, get healthier, play with your kids, have better sex, wear better clothes–or all of the above and more, make a list of reasons you’re trying to get in shape.

Review the list anytime you feel yourself falling back into your old, unhealthy habits and really dig into the WHY of it all. Doing so can really renew your motivation in a big way.

Go Back to Basics

When I started this journey, I started small. I love me some baby steps! I made one change per week–first, I started tracking my food (not necessarily restricting, just becoming aware of what’s really going into my mouth).

Once I got comfortable with that, a week or two later, I started keeping track of my water consumption and making sure I was getting in at least my eight glasses per day.

Read more: Why You Need to Drink Your Water and How to Get It Done

I kept making one small change at a time, and before I knew it, I’d lost 100 pounds!

So, if you find yourself slipping up, go back and remind yourself how you got started and get back to basics. For me, that’s tracking my food again and drinking my water.

Look Back (at How Far You’ve Come Already)

100 Pound Weight Loss Before and AfterOne excellent way to remind yourself why you need to stay on track is to remind yourself how far you’ve already come, or of where you want to go.

You can do this with your own side-by-side before/during/after photos, or just look at old photos of your “old self.”

It doesn’t matter if your old self is sitting there reading this post and trying to find motivation, or if you’ve already lost a bunch of weight and are just trying to stay on track.

Anytime I see my own before/during photos, I am quickly reminded of why I need to continue on my path.

What a difference a few months can make! This is/was me!

What a difference a few months can make! This is/was me!

And before I had my own before and during photos, I used older pics of myself and photos of women I call “body idols”–otherwise known as women who were at my ideal weight and who also had a similar body structure and height.

MyBodyGallery.com is a great place to find your own body idols, if you haven’t already. (It’s where I found some of mine!) Visual motivation can really open your eyes (pun intended) and keep you moving in the right direction.

Try Something New

I find that using body wraps and sometimes supplements can really help me stay motivated. The body wraps help because they tighten and tone my skin, which helps me look and feel slimmer–this helps me stay motivated in a big way!

I also like to get my greens (AKA superfoods) in because they make me feel better overall and definitely reduce any bloating or swelling that might be happening. But since I don’t love all kinds of greens and since my rule is to only eat things I love–I had a conundrum, until, that is, I found The Greens.

The Greens is a powder that you can add to any liquid (I just use water, myself) and it contains more superfoods and veggie-type nutrients than I could even take in a single day–and it makes me feel fabulous–clears up my skin, keeps me regular, helps me look slimmer by reducing bloat and gives me tons of calm, productive, non-jittery energy, just to name a few benefits. Even better, it tastes mildly like an orange drink, but it’s not too sweet or sour. Just mild and relatively pleasing–and totally worth it! (Get yours here, if you want.)

So, how about you? What are your best tips to stay on track when you’re trying to lose weight and get healthy? Share your thoughts, tips and experiences in the comments section, below!

The Rock: Before and After Pictures

Fit Mission: Inspire Yourself With Your Own Photos

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But I just call them progress pictures, because for now, I’m still on my journey to fitness–I’m not quite done.

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So here’s my latest progress photo. On the left, I’m close to my highest weight ever. The photo on the right was taken over the weekend.

And now it’s your turn! Your mission, should you choose to accept it:

Fitness Mission

Use photos to inspire you. Some ideas:

  • Make your own side-by-side progress photo. Just take a photo in a similar pose of you at a higher weight and place it next to your current photo.
  • Make an inspiration photo. Place a photo of yourself next to a ph0to of your ideal body. Check out mybodygallery.com to find one that is really close to what you’re going for–it really  helped me at the beginning.
  • Make progress photos a regular practice. And if you happen to find yourself looking especially hot one day, go ahead and take a few full-body shots in your standard pose. You’ll appreciate it later.

Guidelines for Weight Loss Progress Photos

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!

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