Let's Get Physical.
Physical activity has a lot of benefits -- it can reduce risk of type 2 diabetes and heart-related disease, manage your insulin levels, and improve your mental health, among other things. I can go on and on about its benefits, but we have to admit that there are days (or even weeks) that we just don't feel like it. So, what do you have to do to keep yourself motivated? It's simple: track your progress.
Tracking progress plays a huge part in anyone's health and fitness journey because seeing results will motivate you to push harder and see yourself in a new light. However, the use of weighing scale as a tool to measure progress is old news because it only shows numbers without taking into account both muscle gain and water retention. Since seeing the numbers can also cause grave disappointment and self loathing, people have ditched chasing an unrealistic number and have moved on to a new way of tracking progress -- by taking progress photos.
Taking progress photos can help you distinguish which body part you need to focus on, and highlight your best assets. So, here are tips on how to take the best progress photos to help you monitor your progress effectively:
Confidently Highlight Your Shape
To make comparison easier, you need to be able to spot the changes instantly and it will be impossible to do so if you're wearing a baggy outfit. Highlight your shape by wearing fitted sportswear, swimwear, or underwear to show the stomach area as it's a great indicator for weight loss.
Try your best to wear the same clothes you started with every time you take a photo in order to emphasize the journey and really highlight the improvements in your figure. Take the photo every 2-3 weeks for best results.
Mute the Background
Whenever you take a progress photo, emphasize that you're the subject, and get rid of distractions which can remove attention from your gorgeous bod. Opt for a plain white wall or a minimalist background. If you don't have a white wall, avoid wearing the same color of clothes as the background because this can distort your shape.
Know Your Angles
Being too close to the camera can make you seem bigger than you actually are, so take a full body photo at eye-level while posing naturally. If you want to highlight certain muscle groups, take photos while flexing those, but take photos with your natural stance too.
The most common pose is standing upright with your hands at your sides or facing the camera while flexing your biceps. Experiment with your angles and maintain that pose for every progress photo. Just remember to maintain good lighting and posture for optimal results.
The best way to attract consistent positive change is through confidence. So, whether you are taking that progress photo in your bikini, underwear, or even bare naked -- do it if it makes you feel more empowered! At the end of the day, you have to do what works for you.
Needless to say, if you take photos only meant for you, a great way to protect your photos from getting leaked is by downloading Keepsafe Photo Vault app, and storing them safely away from your main camera roll. Keepsafe not only disguises itself as another application for less suspicion, but it also requires passwords, so only you can access it.
Celebrate your hard work and display your body without worrying about security risks.