Posting unflattering pictures

There was a time that I’d never post any pictures of myself without a shirt unless I had my six pack on point. Lately, I don’t give a damn. I’m working on myself, and I’m working really hard towards reaching my goals. The person I am today is a part of the journey towards those goals, and you who are following my journey need to know and see that.

How does it help you if all I post are before and perfectly amazing after pictures? What happened to all the effort in between? Well, I’m all for transparency on this. The effort in between is right here for you to see. If I wanted to, I could change the angle, lighting, and flex to make myself look way better. But who does that help? It’s not real and doesn’t accomplish anything. So I just stood there, snapped a pic as I look, and keep working.

Unless I become seriously injured or sick, I’m not going to stop and I will be reaching my goals. That’s just how determined I am. This is part of that path, and it is a long, difficult, imperfect path.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I’m super comfortable with how I look, or where I am at. I’m just acknowledging and accepting that this is what it is, and that’s okay. I’m not crazy about posting unflattering pictures, but this is who I am today, and it is what it is. The journey continues, and when I get to the after, you’ll have known that I worked really hard for it and earned it. This may in turn show you that you too can do it if you are patient and stick to it! Don’t give up, don’t get discourage! We walk a difficult path!

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Angel Rodriguez

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