It may seem like some people are just born fit. It’s not the case.
Fitness is definitely earned, not given.
Although it may seem that some people just ARE fit — like they’re just born that way — it’s really not the truth. Fitness is earned, not given.
Your fitness journey may start early in your life, even in your childhood, or it may start late – after becoming a grandparent.
However and whenever it starts, is a great time to document your progress.
The number one most common way for people to talk about and track their progress whether it’s weight loss or body transformation or muscle gain is with the weight number on the scale.
Losing pounds, gaining pounds, etc.. BUT As you know if you follow us, We DON’T recommend using your body weight as a measure of progress.
Why not?? When you step on the scale you’re not only measuring your body fat. You’re also measuring your blood volume, your hydration level, your bowels (which can weigh 5 lbs if you haven’t had a good dump lately) and even your hair, & clothing. ALSO: two people of exactly the same scale weight and height could have dramatically different appearances due to muscle and fat percentages. Your weight tells you absolutely nothing about how lean you are. or how healthy you are. or how sexy you look!
So what about inches? you can measure your belly circumference, your biceps, your thighs etc..
But won’t you already KNOW that you lost inches all over once your clothes start fitting looser, you have to go down a size, and you can see and feel your body getting tighter.
When we boil it down to what really matters – it’s how you Look and FEEL. More importantly, how you feel about how you look.
It’s very common that people underestimate how much change has occurred.
We can’t see the past, we can only see the present.
And the more fit and lean you become, the harder you might be on yourself to be even fitter and leaner.
I love doing side by side comparisons for myself and with my clients, because sometimes even when you don’t think you’ve made progress, you can clearly see it in the pictures!
It’s so encouraging and rewarding to see changes in your body over time and having those “before” pics helps humble us, remind us where we came from, and prove to ourselves that change really is possible, and the future can be even brighter.
Now that we’re in the era of the selfie, progress pics are easier than ever.
You can do progress pics yourself, without needing anyone to help you
If you have a smartphone or camera, here’s how I want you to take your progress pics.
Common Progress Pic Mistakes are: using a flash into a mirror, or not enough lighting. Wearing baggy or too much clothing, or having hunched or slouched posture.
Some progress pics can document your life events as well, such as my pregnancy and birth of my daughter
Progress tracking can span over weeks, month, years and even decades. When you’re Living Lean fitness is a part of your whole life, not just a little while.
Once you see a dramatic transformation in your pics send them to us to share and inspire the world.
You can send them to firstname.lastname@example.org – We want to help celebrate your success. And just think, YOU have the opportunity to inspire someone who needs it.
Even if you never share your pics with anyone, seeing them yourself will motivate you to keep going because you can really SEE that change is real, it’s possible, and it’s happening.
Stay motivated and know that you create the body you have with your everyday habits.
I can’t wait to see your progress pics.
Thx for watching and KEEP living lean.
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