I’ve agonised over doing this pretty much since I decided to do this blog. My original plan was to keep this fairly anonymous but at the same time I want to show progress and I feel like if I’m going to do this I should invest a bit of myself in it.
So here it is. Not a true before and after because I don’t have a proper “before”, I’d already lost around 10kg before the first one was taken, and I’m hoping the “after” is going to be more of a “during” because I’m definitely not done yet!
As you can see I’m a long, long way from perfect, but I’m quite pleased with the improvement between these two pictures. The first one was taken in early October 2016 and the second one early February 2017, so this is about 4 months progress.
The real reason I’m posting this is because around the time the second photo was taken I was feeling like I was in a bit of a slump, the scales hadn’t shown much change in a few weeks and I felt like I’d hit a major plateau. Until I saw these photographs side by side.
The change may not be huge, it may not quite be the big “transformation” shot you see on Instagram, but it’s definitely there. That is why I wanted to post this. I take photographs of myself often, I don’t normally share them, but for my record they’re there. Sometimes when you feel like you’re not progressing, particularly when the scales aren’t showing much progress you can still be making big changes. Take photos. Compare them to the old ones. Don’t trust the scales to give you the full story.
Unfortunately no amount of good diet or lifting will give me a tan!