Take progress pictures. Take them every single week on the same day, no matter what.
I get it, you don’t want to. You only want to take the pictures when you know you’ll progress. You don’t want to take the pictures when you might not see progress.
Too bad. Do it anyway. The whole POINT of taking progress pictures is to face the moments when you aren’t making progress.
Turning away won’t work. It hasn’t worked and it never will.
You don’t like that your body shows that you didn’t do the work? Yeah well, avoiding the picture doesn’t make it any less real or true. But taking the picture and facing what is happening in your body increases the chances that you’ll do something about it.
Take. Freaking. Pictures. Every. Freaking. Week. Seriously.
Do not turn away from what’s happening with your body. You look the way you look, whether you take the picture or not and deciding to not stare it down makes you LESS likely to succeed.
When you have the sense that you really don’t want to take the picture, guess what? That’s when you need to take it most.
Stop making excuses. Stop turning away. Take the damn pictures.
Today’s workout was much spicier than it seemed on paper. It was tabata style, which means you’re doing 20 seconds of work & 10 seconds of rest for 4 minutes (that’s a total of 8 rounds of work/rest).
(8 x :20 on/:10 off)
This is how it works: 20 seconds of air squats, 10 seconds rest, repeat 8x.
Immediately transition into 20 seconds of sit-ups, 10 seconds rest, repeat 8x.
You get the picture. Those push-ups got TOUGH!!
After the workout I did some single leg deadlifts, GHD sit-ups, hollow-body holds & ring rows before heading to the chiropractor.
Today is the final live webinar of launch week!! Yeah! If you missed it, you can watch it here. I hope you carve out some time to do so! I think you’ll really enjoy it.
On the food front:
I had some drama in my apartment last night which led to me not sleeping. At all. Needless to say, I was hungry before my workout after tossing & turning all night long so I had a couple of grilled chicken strips around 6am.
At 11am, before my final webinar, I had a cobb salad from Paleo Power Meals and as soon as the webinar was over I headed into Boston with a friend.
I’m scheduling this blog to post before I’ll get home so I’m not sure what I’ll have for dinner but here’s what I have decided:
- No starchy carbs
- No alcohol
- No indulgences
I’m sure we’ll be doing a lot of walking around the city and I’ll either have seafood & veggies or a salad with meat or fish. Keeping it simple – there’s always a fat loss friendly option available!
Don’t forget: take a few minutes to watch this week’s webinar! xo