We all want to see our hard work pay off. From hours in the gym to proper meal planning on the weekends… what good is it if we don’t feel or see like we did anything? The key to understanding your growth comes in good progress photos. Here are some tips to follow in order to see your progress in the most accurate light.
Take Your Photos at the Same Time of Day, on the Same Day
Our bodies process foods differently. Taking a photo directly after a big dinner on a Friday night won’t exactly make you feel your best. So take a photo in the morning, before breakfast when there’s no bloating. Also, take your photos on the same day, preferably a mid-week day when you’re far away from tempting weekends.
Take Your Photos in the Same Light
If you take your photos in a dark area, your muscles won’t show up. Take your photos in good lighting — ideally natural lighting by a window.
Wear The Same Clothes
Choose an outfit that you’ll take your progress photos in because all clothes fit differently and might hug you in different areas.
Make Two Sets Of Photos
One set of flexing, one set of relaxed photos to get a more realistic idea of how you’re looking.
Don’t Compare Your Progress
Don’t look at your Instagram newsfeeds for other people’s progress pictures. Everyone’s body changes at different rates and no two bodies look the same. Just look at your progress for inspiration.