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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