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Motivation Monday: Quick Fitness Tip

Quick Fitness Tip - Take Measurements

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.

Have a quick fitness tip? Share it in a comment. Have a great week!

Comeback Momma Siggy

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Thursday 20th of June 2013

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

Krissy Higgins

Tuesday 18th of June 2013

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!

Still Blonde after all these YEARS

Tuesday 18th of June 2013

Wear zip up pants only. No elastic waists. The constant "discomfort" gives you a reminder not to eat so much.

Ashley @irishred02

Tuesday 18th of June 2013

This is one of my favorite tips to share with people!

Candy @ Candypolooza

Monday 17th of June 2013

why can't inches weigh lbs too! LOL Yeah, I have to remind myself that inches are awesome!

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