Let’s get real here!
How many of you weigh yourself every day? Multiple times? When you weigh yourself do the results make or break your day? Or do you avoiding weighing yourself because you don’t want to know.
If you are a scale junkie, I know this will be hard, but I’m asking for you to break up with the scale! If haven’t been on the scale DON’T DO IT! There are other ways to measure your progress other than the scale. I know we have all heard muscle weighs more than fat. Yes it does, so when you hop on the scale and you’ve been regularly doing your strength training, cardio and eating less calories than you take in, then that’s probably what’s going on. If you are reading this and shaking your head yes, I ask you to apply the hairy eye ball of truth test. If you still feel like you aren’t making any body comp changes, then reach out to me for a free consultation to get a better idea of what is truly going on.
So now that you have broken up with the scale, how do you track your weight loss goals? Here are three ways to measure your hard earned progress.
- Go in your closet and grab a dress, pair of pants or those skinny jeans that you haven’t been able to fit into and use those as your goal! Take a picture, then give them to a friend to hold on to. Once a month see that friend and try them on until you fit into them. Whatever clothing item you chose, this will become your new scale.
- Take ACTUAL body measurements, grab a tape measure and measure your hips, thighs, waist, chest and arms. Once a 1 month remeasure and see how your doing. Also,have your body fat done. Have someone use calipers, calipers take body fat measurements from 7 different spots. Each month get your body fat done, you will see where you are losing FAT from.
- Track your food. This will keep you honest. When you write down EVERYTHING you put in your mouth. That means EVERYTHING! You’ll really understand what you are eating and where some of your weight loss roadblocks maybe. It could be that you aren’t eating enough or you are eating too much, but you won’t know until you track. Once you get comfortable just tracking your food, start to pay attention to times of day as well as to your emotions when you do eat. Are you waiting to long to eat? Are you eating when you’re stressed or bored? Are you binge eating? What’s going on. Need someone to talk, let me know. There are no judgments in weight loss, just an open mind with suggestions on how you can best achieve your goals.
So, do you think you can do it? Can you break up with your scale? If you have any other suggestions to keep you off the scale, I would love to hear it, just send me an email.
Do you need someone to do you body fat? Just send me an email and we can set something. up.
PS. I will be hosting a live Getting Ready For Summer teleseminar on Thursday, March 31, 7:30pm. I hope you can join me.