There are many things not depicted in a before/after photo. IE: What were the eating behaviors, relationship with food, was it restrictive? What were their exercise behaviors like? Did they prioritize rest, recovery and hormonal health, and other biofeedback? Did they develop more confidence in the gym or an obsession about being lean & athletic? Was their training performance better? Or worse?
What’s problematic behind these images: By nature, they create comparison & It suggests an endpoint, where the AFTER is the life and body of their dreams and everything is perfect. 😬🙅🏻♀️That’s not how it works.
There are NO before & afters. It’s all just during! It’s time to focus on the journey, 🗺 not a false destination! 📍
To be clear I’m not 💯 against before/after photos, they can be a great tool when used correctly if your mindset and relationship with your body are both in a good place. 🎯
As my coaching friend @rpendakur puts it “The job of a good coach is not only help you reach your goals; it’s also to minimize risk and get you there in the healthiest way possible. This doesn’t always mean the fastest way or according to your timeline. It also doesn’t mean that this will automatically happen in six, eight, or 12 weeks, even though transformations are constantly sold to us as such.”
That’s why in my coaching process we focus on body neutral fitness, & how they want to FEEL when they accomplish our goals. Success is a feeling ✨✨
•Reflecting on improved mood, energy and confidence
•Improved strength & endurance
•Less aches and pains
Just to name a few!