Did you know that you will often see changes in your measurements before the numbers budge on the scale. In fact, if you are strength training for the first time, you are likely to gain a little weight in the first few weeks. The body retains a bit of water while trying to repair the muscles as they build and get stronger.
Don’t dispair, take your measurements to track your progress. It is a myth that muscles weighs more than fat, but muscle does take up less space than fat so your body will get slimmer even if your weight does not change at first. Pick 1-2 areas that are the most important for you. For me, it’s my hips and thighs. The rewards of seeing your measurements change will really help you stay on track. Post your measurements on the fridge or a bathroom mirror to help keep you inspired to move toward your goals.
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My sister has been recently upset with ow hard she is working out but the scale dosent show that she has lost much weight. I try to tell her she looks a lot smaller and needs to go on measurements
I’ve never been one to go by weight when I’m trying to ‘lose weight’
I go by how my clothes fit, how much energy I have, and overall how I feel.
I think going by your measurements is a great idea!
Wear zip up pants only. No elastic waists. The constant “discomfort” gives you a reminder not to eat so much.
This is one of my favorite tips to share with people!
why can’t inches weigh lbs too! LOL Yeah, I have to remind myself that inches are awesome!
I noticed this recently too! I’d rather tone than drop the pounds but its great when you can do both!
Hips – a big time and totally need to work on it. Tutor me?
I always try to remember to count more on the inches and less on the scale numbers. It helps a lot with not getting discouraged.
For me it’s my belly! I have been wanting to get a flat abs for like forever hahhaha.
Thanks for clearing up some of those myths this review had lots of great information that I was not aware of until reading it.