We’ve spoken about objective setting and monitoring quite a bit on MAN v FAT, however one factor that by no means ceases to amaze me is how few guys take full-on Before photos earlier than they embark on their weight reduction journey.
I completely get why they don’t wish to as a result of they see it as embarrassing and one thing that they’d a lot fairly neglect about, however finally, the entire level of reducing weight is that you’re going to alter.
One of essentially the most satisfying methods of monitoring that change is to see it. Unless you will have a time machine the easiest way of doing that’s to take photos. Heck, get some video too.
Yes: you’ll really feel horrible once you pose in your front-on photos.
And sure, turning to the aspect for a full on intestine 360, isn’t going to be good.
But you may put them in a hidden digital folder and also you solely want to take a look at them once you’ve made progress.
Do it. Do it now.
One of our Amazing Losers is a man named Steve Wood and for him the Before and After image turned a driving drive of his weight reduction. We put just a few inquiries to him.
Your photos have actually made a distinction – what recommendation do you will have for others who’re pondering of taking earlier than pics?
Just be sincere with your self. Assess your state of affairs. Be courageous. My view is that you just shouldn’t conceal them away, you must put up them on Facebook and inform your folks about what you may be doing. And hold posting in your “wins” alongside the best way. You will get *MASSIVE* assist. You could also be embarrassed initially, however recover from the shyness, bang that first image on Facebook with a mission assertion saying you’re going to strive your damnedest, then hold posting common progress pics or challenges you set your self. Your Facebook associates gives you that assist, and your shyness will disappear like a fantastic mist on a Summer’s morning.
How did it begin for you?
I began off at 23st 5lbs with two mile bike experience challenges, which initially I used to be exhausted on the finish of – however just lately I now weigh 14st 8lbs and I put up a photograph of me doing the 66 mile Manchester to Blackpool bike experience. It was one of the best feeling! And after going over the end line cycled one other 4 miles to the automotive and *STILL* wished to maintain on going! I’ve accomplished it – YOU CAN DO IT TOO! Get snapping and imagine in your self and keep true.
Why did you select that individual place in your progress pics?
I didn’t firstly actually. I used to be fortunate I suppose. It was an image my daughter took of me initially and one of many photos that impressed me to alter. When I noticed it I assumed “Wow! Is that me?!” As I’m going again to Somerset each Summer, I used to be decided to do the identical image once more, which is the “During” image at August 2014, to see the progress I used to be making.
Some individuals are shy of getting their earlier than pic taken – what would you say to them?
I used to be shy too. I used to be fairly embarrassed and really shocked after I initially noticed my daughter’s picture of me, however then I used it to my benefit to inform myself “I can do this, I can lose this weight!” – and it gave me a marker to begin of with. And subsequently a objective to purpose for “next Summer” on my return to Somerset Cheddar Crazy Golf!
In your expertise why is it vital to have these photographs?
I feel it is extremely vital to take earlier than, throughout and after as a result of it provides you an actual sense of how far you will have come, the improbable efforts and achievements you will have made alongside the best way. Without photographic proof of me “before”, I’d by no means have believed I used to be the dimensions I used to be. I nonetheless look again now and assume … “Wow, that was me?!”. And it’s an incentive by no means to return there. I ought to emphasise I’m speaking about not going again when it comes to dimension, to not Cheddar Crazy Golf, which is nice!
What ideas would you give for taking good photos?
Take them in good daylight. Get a complete “side on” image. This provide the greatest “holy cow!” shock tactic and provides you one of the best begin to say “heck yeah, I gotta change!”
So, you’ve acquired your orders: go take that image. Don’t share it should you don’t wish to, however you may all the time discover somebody on the discussion board to cheer you on. And if you wish to be impressed by different guys’ weight reduction earlier than and after photos then go see the Amazing Losers!