It’s crucial to take monthly progress photos.
You want to do this once a month, because you won’t see any changes on a weekly basis.
You want to take a photo from the front, side and back.
I like to do one where I’m relaxed from each angle, and also one where I’m flexing to see the muscular development better.
It’s best if you take your progress photos in a good lighting in the morning on an empty stomach (and not after a workout since workouts give you a muscular pump and make you look much better than you do throughout the day).
You may feel silly for taking photos now. I know because I did. However, these are crucial for 2 reasons:
- If you aren’t happy with what you see in the photos, you can keep looking at them to motivate yourself to stick with your training and diet and get a better body.
- They will be a nice memory once you transform your body. (The Skinny-Fat Transformation blog would not exist if I didn’t have my photos and now I make my living from helping others achieve the same transformation).
- You will one day reach a progress photo where you can finally say “damn, I finally have a GOOD body. I’m actually happy with what I see and it’s all paid off”. I still remember when this happened to me in April 2013. My entire life changed at that point and I could focus my time and effort on other things in life than my body!
I suggest you ask someone to take these photos for you (I had my family and friends do it). I still remember they laughed when I was a skinny-fat guy flexing my biceps while standing in my underwear in the living room, but now I’m the one teaching them how to lead a healthier lifestyle.
So go ahead, and schedule monthly progression photos in your calendar right now!