So… I have a problem with taking pictures of myself.. mainly ones like these, particularly after a workout..
Right? Yeah.. I’ve taken lots of them. WELL. I knew I had a cover photo of a similar shot from last year that I decided to do a little comparing with. HOLY SHIT.. So you can’t really see that much of a difference.. except that my necklace hangs a little lower (smaller neck now!) AND.. the definition maybe in my shoulders has improved a bit.. BUT.. check out the crinkle of arm fat on the right side of the photo below. That big crease on the top photo (my left, your right.)
|Difference between arm fat; before and after|
On the top photo, it’s there and it’s very obvious.. on the BOTTOM photo, my arm flab is gone.. it’s not there! I even tried taking a few more pictures of myself holding my phone differently, thinking that maybe it was how I was holding the camera, the angle of my arms, but nope. I couldn’t duplicate that squishy front arm crease. Here I am, all mopey and whatever about my stall in motivation and progress, and then I see this. THIS IS AWESOME.
You can kinda see how the ‘fat’ on my chest has gone down too.. aka my cleavage. Which is fine, I don’t nee false cleavage anyway! Totally excited about this. And seriously, look how happy I was in August 2012?? I had no idea what the next 14 months would bring, either. My unknowing self. No idea about the PRs I’d hit, the accomplishments I’d make, the competitions I’d participate in. The move to the new gym, the shifts in our business, our lives. Pretty cool. This makes me happy. 🙂 THIS is why measurements are important, and the scales really, not so much.
I love Crossfit.