One of the things that I recommend to my clients when starting a new workout program or meal plan is to take a before and after photo.
I know…I know…RARELY do I hear people jump for joy when I deliver the news, but pictures tell the truth as you move towards your goal. In fact, they give you a much better snapshot (pun intended :P) then a scale.
***Scales…worth a post all on their own. I HATE them. Hate! Anyways…we are talking about pictures here, so let’s move on.
Choose your setting to be an area that has a plain, light colored background as they typically work best. When you’ve found the right setting, you will need to stand in this particular order.
- Stand with your hands on your hips for your front shot. Legs slightly separated.
- For s side shot, stand with your hands at your sides.
- Lastly for a backside shot, place your hands back on your hips. Again, legs slightly separated.
Dress in clothing that fits properly like a bathing suit. (Yes, that is really the best outfit and you will be glad you did!) You will need to make sure to stand naturally; don’t suck it in or push it out. Have the person taking your photos take several pictures at each pose and then you can post them on your Beachbody profile.
Remember, you can set your Beachbody profile to keep your pictures private, if you prefer. Don’t have a Beachbody profile? No worries! You can get one for free…AND enjoy all of the cool stuff…right HERE! (Oh…plus you’ll get me as your free fitness coach.)