Trying to reach your goal weight when starting your fitness journey is typically the main focus for a lot of ladies, the fitness industry puts alot of pressure on the number on the scale and not enough on so many other important factors.
When it comes to the number on the scale so much needs to be taken into consideration… this is not just fat ladies, it can fluctuate daily depending how much food or liquid you take in.
Also, hormones can play a huge role in that number!.
Your body can and will fluctuate a few pounds daily.
But there are so many more important things you should be focusing on besides that number!
When you start your journey, it’s always a good idea to take measurements bi-weekly or even weekly; when the number starts dropping that is a big sign of fat loss!
When your clothing start to fit a little loser, this is also a sign!
This also means shopping for that goal outfit you’ve always wanted to wear!
Everyone has to start somewhere and starting off as a newbie you could feel uncoordinated and out of shape. As time goes on you will notice you can run a little longer, and lift a little heavier without issue.
When you start exercising and fuelling your body with the foods your body can benefit from, you’ll notice your energy will start to increase and your sleep will actually start to feel more solid.
Physical activity has a ton of beneficial effects, such as increasing the blood flow to your body. This improves cardiovascular health and allows more oxygen to circulate, which results in increased energy levels.
Don’t forget mood, all of this is super beneficial to your mood, and feeling refreshed daily!
Having a workout routine daily or a few times a week, and learning to prep your food helps develop good habits. Learning to balance a healthy lifestyle in the gym and out by trying to be consistent and having balance.
So just remember not to focus on the scale 100%, that number should never determine how you feel about yourself.
In the Fitclub we encourage you to love yourself along the journey, work on your mindset as well as the physical goals; and celebrate yourself no matter what, and just stay consistent!
It is a lifestyle!
2 thoughts on “Track progress, not just the scale”
Couldn’t agree more.
For me it is making new habits and i had to make huge adjustments on my mindset.
Not saying its still not hard to show up but i have a better attitude towards what my day is looking like.
Great post love these reminders!!