"Hey Kristen, I was wondering if you had any progress pictures you could share since you started the 60-day Insanity Challenge. I'd love to see how it's working for you. Thanks and good luck!!"
The question above is a very valid recurring question I've had lately. Normally, I would have been all over taking progress pictures to stay motivated, but this time I consciously decided not to.
So in short, my answer is no. But let me explain why...
Goals & Objectives
Those of you who've been following my journey for while know that I've always been one to have very clear and concise body goals - which, no matter how hard
After completing the goal of competing in a Bodybuilding competition, I decided that the best goal for me was to focus on achieving a balanced, healthy life. Instead of focusing on weighing my food, following strict meal plans and having a detailed training plan, I wanted to switch gears and concentrate on living a nutritous, active lifestyle that was sustainable.
Opting Out Of Pictures
So what does this new found goal of achieving balance have to do with deciding not to take progress pictures? Lots! You see, I knew that if took regular progress pictures, I'd become far too obsessed with Insanity (It's in my nature), which would defeat the initial purpose of my intentions.
My reasoning for choosing this program wasn't to attain any particular body goal - though, I did want to tighten up & lean out a bit more. It was primarily to find something that challenged me in new ways, improved some of my weaker areas with regards to fitness and was simple to do in the morning's so that I could free up some evenings to spend with my boyfriend. And if I enjoyed the Insanity program, I planned to interweave it with regular weight training after.
So again, I consciously decided not to take progress pictures this time around. This time I'm basing my success on how I look in the mirror, how my clothes fit and how I feel. This time it's about feeling balance, feeling positive, feeling fit and feeling healthy.