We’ve spoken about aim setting and monitoring lots on MAN v FAT, however one factor that by no means ceases to amaze me is how few guys take full-on Earlier than 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 slightly neglect about, however in the end, the entire level of dropping pounds is that you’re going to vary.
Probably the most satisfying methods of monitoring that change is to see it. Until you’ve gotten a time machine one of the simplest ways of doing that’s to take photos. Heck, get some video too.
Sure: you’ll really feel horrible whenever you pose to your front-on photos.
And sure, turning to the aspect for a full on intestine 360, is just not going to be good.
However you’ll be able to put them in a hidden digital folder and also you solely want to have a look at them whenever you’ve made progress.
Do it. Do it now.
One in all our Superb Losers is a man named Steve Wooden and for him the Earlier than and After image grew to become 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’ve gotten for others who’re considering of taking earlier than pics?
Simply be sincere with your self. Assess your state of affairs. Be courageous. My view is that you just shouldn’t disguise them away, you must publish them on Fb and inform your mates about what you can be doing. And maintain posting in your “wins” alongside the best way. You’re going to get *MASSIVE* assist. It’s possible you’ll be embarrassed initially, however recover from the shyness, bang that first image on Fb with a mission assertion saying you’re going to strive your damnedest, then maintain posting common progress pics or challenges you set your self. Your Fb mates gives you that assist, and your shyness will disappear like a high-quality mist on a Summer time’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 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 the most effective feeling! And after going over the end line cycled one other 4 miles to the automobile and *STILL* needed to maintain on going! I’ve completed it – YOU CAN DO IT TOO! Get snapping and consider in your self and keep true.
Why did you select that exact place to your progress pics?
I didn’t at first 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 vary. Once I noticed it I assumed “Wow! Is that me?!” As I am going again to Somerset each Summer time, I used to be decided to do the identical image once more, which is the “Throughout” 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 once I initially noticed my daughter’s photograph of me, however then I used it to my benefit to inform myself “I can do that, I can lose this weight!” – and it gave me a marker to start out of with. And due to this fact a aim to goal for “subsequent Summer time” on my return to Somerset Cheddar Loopy Golf!
In your expertise why is it essential to have these photographs?
I feel it is extremely essential to take earlier than, throughout and after as a result of it provides you an actual sense of how far you’ve gotten come, the implausible efforts and achievements you’ve gotten made alongside the best way. With out photographic proof of me “earlier than”, 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 by way of measurement, to not Cheddar Loopy Golf, which is nice!
What ideas would you give for taking good photos?
Take them in good daylight. Get a complete “aspect on” image. This provide the greatest “holy cow!” shock tactic and offers you the most effective begin to say “heck yeah, I gotta change!”
So, you’ve received your orders: go take that image. Don’t share it if you happen to don’t wish to, however you’ll be able to 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 Superb Losers!