Pictures Can Be Deceiving

Recently I saw this online, so following my morning workout I did my own take.

♦ I could post these photos & some may think there is a body transformation involved ♦

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These photos were taken 30 seconds apart, and the only transformation is my posture & how my clothes are situated.

My purpose is not to discredit transformation photos and stories. My purpose in sharing comes from personal perspective & experience; don’t take photos at face value.

I typically shy away from photos {fitness & non-fitness). I don’t really like them because I am overly critical. Three years ago I saw photos of myself I found unflattering. In fact, it is one of the primary reasons I made a huge overhaul in my exercise & nutrition regimen.

Recently I’ve warmed up to them, and found they have a place. In general, who wants to look back and not have photos of their favorite memories? And regarding fitness, they can be helpful along your journey. They help with accountability, and even overall confidence. We miss a lot of the changes our bodies go through because we see ourselves every day. Those small changes that add up often get overlooked if we don’t track progress.

After changing up my exercise & nutrition, I was in what I’d consider the best shape of my life two years ago. Mentally if I compare myself now vs. then, I picture a huge difference. I do know that I am not currently in the same physical condition I was in 2014, but how big or small that difference is I can’t concretely compare.

My fear of viewing photos kept me from documenting my journey, and looking back it is something I’d wish I had done.

But I feel it’s important to not solely rely on photos, especially because many of us have a skewed perception when looking through a lens. If you’re serious about your fitness, take measurements & go off how your clothes fit {those methods are less susceptible to manipulation}

What I’ve come to realize is photos can be misleading. I know the saying ‘pictures do not lie’ but sometimes they also don’t tell the whole story. So don’t put too much thought or criticism behind them. I did just that and put too much weight into those photos, so for me this experiment is enlightening.

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