One of the most important steps in anyone’s health and wellness journey is measuring progress. Otherwise how do you know if what you are doing is working?
We may get up morning after morning do our routine, feel pretty good about it, then step on the scale and nothing is happening.
This is super frustrating.
Or nutrition, you have been eating reasonably well, meal planning, etc. but again you step on the scale and nothing or very little movement.
This can be a vicious process and extremely frustrating.
Ultimately it can be defeating enough that we give up.
We get it.
That’s why it is so important to assess progress consistently with a few measurements.
We do rely on the scale, but we also rely on body fat assessments with ultrasound technology (assesses lean & fat tissue) and circumference measurements.
If you only step on the scale it may or may not tell you the whole picture of what is happening.
The last thing you want to do is kill yourself each workout, eat reasonably well, then feel defeated every time you get on the scale.
Also getting on a consistent schedule to assess progress. If we step on the scale everyday it can be too frequent and more of a mind game than anything.
Setting up intentional time, every 4-6 weeks is better for seeing the big picture and true results. Week to week our weight can fluctuate from water, sodium, illness, etc.
It does require us to be patient but add up enough 4-6-week time frames = big results.
Daily weigh ins can be helpful to keep us in check, but look at what it is doing for you mentally. If it is doing more harm than good, consider adjusting. If it is a daily check in and not a mental game, fine.
If you need help understanding if you are making progress, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
We can help and more than anything talk through what is happening or not happening.
Slow and steady does win the race in most cases, along with consistent effort. If you need help with what it needs to look like for you personally shoot me a message!
Have an awesome day,
Jerry Thompson says
I weigh in on Saturday morning each week. If I cheat I may weigh in the next morning, I would still like to lose around 40 lbs.