Taking progress photos is a really interesting experience.
At first you may be hesitant because your not where you want to be right now. But over the journey of you becoming fitter, stronger, leaner or whatever your goals may be, Its really a great practice to let your eye pave the way for you.
Quite often what we see in real life vs a photo is very different!
For my body comp clients and bikini girls this is something we practice weekly. Alongside a food and training diary. So you can see how your body is responding to the food and training your throwing at it.
I even look at my photos from a year ago and see major differences! Its really cool to see.
If you’ve never tried it and are currently working towards some fitness goals. Grab the camera out today and start a log. You’ll be surprised how much you learn about yourself and see!
Being a highly visual creature. I see, I want, I go get.
The pic on the left is one of my ‘legspirations’. Progress shot on the right.
Now I know what I need to focus on in my training to give the full effect. Easy!
I love my clients. I literally can’t share that enough. Through plenty of sweat, laughs and yes sometimes tears! we can accomplish anything.
From one of my great girls
To work with someone who’s so passionate about what she does, who shows it through the energy and enthusiasm she brings to every session is a real motivation. Her friendly personality creates a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.
With a high value on correct form she makes each workout challenging, creative and most importantly, fun!
I have a lot of energy, my balance and flexibility have improved immensely and I am gaining some great new lean muscle and I am serious about changing my life for the better!
Love helping you reach your goals! x
Week Four – Diary
Well…. This week was interesting! I knew Jes was looking forward to getting my food and diary entry for the week mainly cause it was my birthday and she knew I was going to be naughty with my food. And I definitely was. But why not we are all human and we all enjoy that type of food once in a while. I wasn’t going to opt for chicken when there is a nice big slab of cake sitting there… Especially if I made it and I knew exactly what was in it, 3 blocks of chocolate, Bailey’s and Cream…. (could it get worse)!
I did have good intentions to start the week well, but unfortunately wasn’t able to push myself as hard as I would have liked to.
Jes works with me closely on my training and current health issue. When we need to alter the intensity we will and that’s OK!
It can become very frustrating but I also know if I push it to hard I could end up a lot worse off.
Training has allowed me to get to know my body and its reactions a lot better. I feel more in tune now more than ever
Progress photos have been taken, visually it’s hard to see and not much has changed, I definitely can feel the changes and the firmness starting to develop especially in my legs. Hopefully start seeing some visual changes in the photos soon!
Beginning of the week was great, but end of the week equalled birthday fatty delights… opps!
Training wasn’t the best this week and a little out of my control, but had discussed with Jes the reasons behind it
I planned on this upcoming photo shoot 4 weeks ago then immediately fell ill for 2 weeks straight after. Talk about annoying! No gym, normal eating was out the window. Felt really weak :/
Comp was almost 2 months ago and although I went travelling afterwards for the entire month I kept my food clean and got workouts in where and when I could. Yes even if all I had was the beach and my own bodyweight!
I managed to maintain most of my comp results throughout and had a few weeks back in Dubai getting stuck in again. So seems to have done the trick
Back in the saddle again now and feeling ON FIRE!
Week One – Diary
The eating side of this will always be the challenge, I love food and my loves are Fruit (specially fresh juices), Bread, Milk and Chocolate (lots of it)… Also the food love for Pizza and stuff like that. I’m into creating my own meals from scratch, right down to the sauces etc.
Eating has been good this week, I’ve been strict on myself but it hasn’t been too hard. Those cravings for chocolate would have the be the worse and funnily enough I feel like I have withdrawals from getting rid of the fruit juice I was drinking on a daily basis. Still adding fruits to a lot of my cooking, salads etc.
I trained 5 times this week – cardio, weights/strength and HIIT