One of the very first reasons I wanted to lose weight was because I hated the way I looked in pictures.
It wasn't to improve my health or any "worthy" reason. It was that I wanted to like the way I looked.
Petty? Maybe. But did it work to get my a$$ off the couch and make some changes? Absolutely.
At first, I could take about 20 pictures and position myself differently, change how much I was tilting my head, hold the camera up really high for my selfies, etc.. then finally I would like a picture... enough.
Then all of a sudden, one day (or at least that how it felt) there was no angle or amount of pictures to get my approval.
This is exactly why I do not have very many "before" pictures. (take the “before” ladies!)
Fast forward to now where I pay to have professional photoshoots (Did you see my adorable 30th Birthday Photoshoot??). Not to mention how often I take selfies, ask strangers to take my picture, and eagerly jump into other peoples pictures.
(I’m excited to get the pictures back from the photo shoot I had done this week by Jackie Phairow Photography! She’s AMAZING!) 📸
I am not saying that I like every single picture of myself... but I sure like a lot of them! And even the ones that I don't like do not have me beating myself up. I just think something like "meh, not feeling that one" The End. No mind drama. No stress about someone else posting a "bad" picture and tagging me in it.
So, what ever your reason is for wanting to lose weight, it is the right reason. If you try to pick a reason that isn't really resonating with you, that won't motivate lasting change anyway.