After getting married in June, I moved into my husband’s (now ours) house. I brought in everything from an aqua blue KitchenAid StandMixer to Old Navy Flip Flops, but I left my scale at my old home. Why?
A lot of it honestly had to do with the fact it was dying and took a watch battery. You can’t find them anywhere now!
There are 3 ways to better track weight loss though. Even knowing that though, I had an itch for a new scale.
So about 2 weeks ago, I bought one at Target. It hasn’t left the box yet. It’s not that I don’t care about my results, — I just started PiYo after all — but these 3 ways to track weight loss and overall progress are so much more effective and not as easily changed by a scale.
Your weight can vary up to 5lbs in a given day because of digestion, water, hormones, stress, sleep, and so many other variants. To gain 5lbs overnight is literally impossible, but you know if you seen even a small increase you can be bummed for days. Right?! I know I’m not the only one.
tossing leaving the scale in its box, I have been happier, eating better, and more consistent with my healthy habits.
So what are the 3 better ways to track weight loss?
1. Your Skinny Jeans – We all have that pair that can either look amazing or like a can of busted biscuits just stuff themselves into them. Your skinny jeans are a quick, easy way to get an idea of how your progress is coming.
2. Your Measurements – Just like your skinny jeans, measurements can immediately tell you how you’re doing. They change less frequently than the scale so you can trust it more, and let’s face it — no one see a number on the scale but you — measurements are what people see.
*Tip: Make sure when you measure that you can measuring in the same spot every time. You may notice a difference within even a couple of weeks in your problem areas!
3. Before and After Pictures – Before and after pictures can be terrifying to take…even worse than stepping on the scale. I know and empathize completely, but they are the best way to show your progress each month.
*Tip: Make sure to wear the same outfit, take the pictures at the same place and same lighting, and even aim for the same time of day. This way you have the most fair assessment of your hard work paying off.