MyFitnessPal - Tracking body weight & progress pics
I highly recommend taking progress photos (in this case bathroom selfies) whenever you weigh in. MyFitnessPal makes it super easy to input both. If you aren’t using that app yet to log your progress, get on it!
You don’t have to show your progress pics to anyone, but I highly recommend looking back at your progress (or lack of progress) as a way to get you motivated and building better habits.
Instead of spending so much of the day comparing ourselves to others, gauge and compare your progress to the old you!
Back story behind these pics...
From May 2017 - Oct 2017 I did a slow cut where I dropped about 14lbs of fat (212 -198). Unfortunately I wasn’t smart enough to take a picture at my starting weight. I started mid way through the cut.
Its hard taking pics of your starting point. But get over it, you’ll thank yourself 3,6,12 months from now.
From Oct 2017 - Jan 2018 I reverse dieted (added calories slowly), implementing "Drago", our higher volume training cycle that most of you are currently on. The November picture was post Total Health Challenge.
Got a little off the eating routine over the holidays, but after checking in on my progress pics, the extra calories still seem to be going to the right places. From Oct 2017 - Jan 2018 I went from 198-209. Chest hair gains were a nice byproduct...
Keep it easy on yourself and take your progress pics in the same spot every day and don’t worry about it being perfect. Its just for you.
Let’s get signed up for the Total Health Challenge soon and build some healthy habits for the year!