All thoughts expressed are 100% my own and only apply to me. If you feel differently, rock on and you do you.
Heck, I've done it. Progress photos are one of the basics of being a Beachbody Coach. You want to show that the products and programs work...and the only way to do that is photographic progress.
But, for me, there's a downside.
I'm not shy about the fact that I used to have an eating disorder. I don't hide that I struggle with body issues. I made 2016 my year to accept myself.
So that means no obsessing over each pound or inch. It means eating what I like and aiming for moderation instead of perfection. It means listening to my body instead of counting calories. But mostly, it means accepting that my nearly 30 year old post 2 pregnancies body isn't going to respond to diet and exercise like it did 10 years ago.
And that's okay.
Plus I really don't want to cut back on the chocolate...
I sound like a freaking Fortune Cookie. Ugh.
I'm aiming to get stronger. I want to have more energy. I want to stop relying solely on my Prozac for mood.
I want to have fun.
So you won't see me following a strict diet and exercise protocol. You might see pictures of food but only if it's really yummy and I think you'd like it...healthy would be a bonus. I'm not buying a program or special equipment. My journey will be as inexpensive as possible.
And if I look the same at the end of 2016?
By then...I'm going to be okay with that.
My body has done a lot for me. It's been through a lot. I've survived so much...
Exercise isn't going to be about changing anything. There's no need. My body is awesome.