As you know, I’ve been following Kayla Itsines’ BBG program since giving birth to my son in April 2016. I’m not sure about you, but I fell in love with the program while scrolling through transformation pics on Instagram. Witnessing transformations is so powerful, which is why I think it’s so important to share my updates with you!
I don’t want to wait until I have the “perfect” transformation picture to share because this is a never ending journey and progress is the name of the game. The photo on the left was taken 2.5 weeks after I gave birth to Henry and I started the BBG program that same week. The one on the right was taken after I completed week 20 of Kayla Itsines program.
Taking progress pics
Kayla Itsines has weekly reminders in her program to snap photos at the same time on the same day in the same spot. I’m so glad I took her advice! There were some days where I felt as though I’d hit a plateau and wasn’t making any progress whatsoever. So discouraging. Thank goodness for my progress photos to prove me so wrong.
I’ve asked some friends of mine doing the same program if they’re also taking progress pics and the majority said that they’re not. Mainly because they didn’t want half naked photos of themselves on their camera should someone start scrolling through their pics. Solution? Snap your photo, add it to the FitJourney App , and then delete the original photo from your camera roll. This way, your scantily clad progress pics will be stored in one safe place, nowhere to be found by your little nephew scrolling through your phone.
Another answer I got was that they just didn’t want to face the truth, and seeing themselves so vulnerably in a picture simply scared them. I totally get that. It is scary! But you’ve already made this commitment to yourself and you’re making progress every second of every day that you stick with it. So think of it as a mini celebratory picture and trust me when I say that you’ll be SO thankful for those photos some day soon. It doesn’t matter if you love what you see in that photo. Keep it and don’t erase it. Instead, use it as motivation. Also, the scale means next to nothing and is a pretty ineffective way to measure progress, but photos don’t lie. Keep snapping BBG selfies and you’ll be so glad you did.
Love, peace & progress