I obviously want to keep track of my weight loss and successes and who doesn’t love a good before/after pic!? So I’ve asked my talented, photographer friend Kristen to take a photo of me. I don’t want a smartphone selfie, or vintage filter, I want a high quality photo from the front and side that doesn’t leave anything to the imagination! In order to take this new healthy initiative seriously, I need to be honest with myself.
The thing about it is – this isn’t just another diet I want to start and stop a week or two later. Knowing that you’re taking on a different lifestyle can be overwhelming and even a little scary at times. But if I’m going to commit, well damn it, I’ll commit! We’re taking the before photo this weekend but I’m honestly not sure I am going to share the photo with the world just yet. A blog is one thing but baring yourself (I won’t be modeling in the nude but you know what I mean!) publicly is another and quite frankly, I don’t think I’m ready for that yet!
But the important thing is I will have this picture for myself to use for inspiration and as a reminder of where I’ve been. I will also take a new photo every two weeks so I can compare the pics. Those I will probably post eventually because I do want to be an inspiration to others and of course, I want to share my progress!
Here’s a pic of me and Kristen at one of our favorite bars, Celtic Crossing! Makes us feel young again.
Did I mention her and her sister are incredibly talented? See for yourself!
Here’s to livin’ the dream,