Freckles in April: My Tips for Gym Success: Track Your Progress (OFF the Scale)

Friday, February 24, 2017

My Tips for Gym Success: Track Your Progress (OFF the Scale)

Booty check: still no booty :(


The scale says I weigh exactly one pound less than I did a year ago. My measurements and progress pictures show a much bigger difference.

Five years ago I took my bust, waist and hip measurements and wrote them on a piece of paper to keep by my computer for when I ordered clothes online. Eventually I transferred it to a note on my phone and periodically measured myself again to make sure it was still accurate. The result is that I have a running list of measurements for the past five years (minus pregnancy) on my phone and it hasn't changed much...until the past 8 months. Since July I've taken an inch off my bust and hips and an 1.5 inches off my waist.

The scale has limited usefulness. Take measurements. Take pictures. Weigh yourself from time to time if you want to, but don't worry too much about what it says. Evidence of change will likely show up in other ways (like arm muscles!) and that will keep you motivated.

(This is where I SHOULD show you my progress shots but I take pictures in my underwear and sports bra and I cannot bring myself to put pictures of myself in my underwear on my blog. Sorry/you're welcome?)


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4 comments:

  1. Great job! That's such a helpful idea. I think we get too caught up with the number on the scale sometimes, but that is not the most important thing.

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  2. That is a genius idea! I look at size charts alll the time and never know my measurements so I guess. Maybe if I have that plus the fitness motivation I'll actually start taking them!

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