How to Track Fitness Progress
I’ve lost count of how many customers have expressed confusion or frustration to us because the number on the scale isn’t going down—or, at least, not as fast as they hoped it would. Whether this is an issue for you or not, it’s important to know how to track fitness progress correctly so you can stay as motivated as possible on your health and fitness journey.
In the video below, I’m going to give you some tips that will ensure that you’re looking at the right things when you’re monitoring your progress.
To summarize, you’re going to look at all of these indicators:
- The scale. While the scale can be a tremendous source of inspiration, it can also be extremely deflating. In the video, I’ll discuss the biggest mistake people make and share my favorite day to weigh in.
- Measurements. Taking your measurements is key because, depending on your body and your workout, it’s entirely possible to become smaller without losing weight. Watch the video to find out why this happens and when to measure.
- Pictures. Before, during and after pics are an excellent gauge of your progress. I’ll discuss how and when to take them correctly in the video.
- Performance and/or “Feel”. Are you getting stronger? Can you last longer? How are you sleeping? Do you feel like you have more energy? These indicators can also help you pinpoint potential problems in your progress.
If you’d like to dig deeper on this topic, check out my article on Gaining Weight on P90X and Insanity and Monica’s article on Why Am I Not Losing Weight on the 21 Day Fix?.
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