Top Priority- Taking Before and After Pictures

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p90x before, p90x2

Coach Tony 2010. Sure, it's embarrassing, but gives you a starting point and reference point to where you started and where you want to be.

First things first, do not let the scale define your progress or success.  It’s so easy to get caught up in weight loss while missing the bigger picture and that’s an overall body transformation.

You will be losing fat and gaining muscle and these changes don’t always reflect on the scale.  Don’t get discouraged, but rather document your journey.  The more photos and videos the better.  You may not want to share them today, but at the end of 60 or 90 days you will be chomping at the bit to show everyone what you’ve accomplished.

The #1 most important thing you can do is take pictures of your progress: Day 0, 30, 60 and 90.  They say that pictures tell a thousand words and for your journey–it will tell a million.

Nobody wants to pull out their bathing suit, set up the tripod and admit that they have some work to do.  Remember, you see yourself every day and it’s hard to notice changes.  The pictures side by side will not only motivate you to keep going, but give you a realistic picture of your progress and nutrition.

Before pictures are a must!  You don’t have to share them right away–even though this is recommended so others can help inspire and share their successes and struggles.

Did you know the Beachbody offers huge prizes and money for great transformations?  Yes, taking your pictures can make you some money, so now you have a vested interest in your results.  Also, if you decide to share your success with others they are going to want to see where you started!

Here is an example of a picture you can post on Facebook, but make sure you take the pictures with your face it in and crop it out later.

Picture/Poses to take
Below is  a list of different poses you should take.  Feel free to take more and in different poses.  It’s also recommended that you take some video along the way to review form, progression and even to record who you are and where your journey is going to take you.

Make sure you face is in the picture, you can always cut it out or blur it for posting on the Facebook Page.

Shoot photos of the following poses for both before and after shots.

1)  Face the camera with hands down at your side.

2) Face the camera while flexing your biceps.

3) Face away from the camera with hands at your side.

4) Face away from the camera while flexing your biceps.

5) Turn feet at a 45 degree angle and twist shoulders so they’re squarely facing camera

6) Turn sideways with your hands at your side.

7)  Fun Flexing Pic

Here is an example of a complete set of pictures

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