Four Motivating Ways To Measure Your Progress! June 14 2015
Trim Healthy Mama - The Scale Does Not Always Tell The Tale!
After almost a year of Trim Healthy Mama I thought this was a great write up to share with all of you as it is so very true. Like so many of the posts I read from fellow Trim Healthy Mama's I stalled many times over the course of my year. Yes, at times it was frustrating as that scale just would not budge. I would keep telling myself that was okay because I was still eating and enjoying food and was not gaining - which is to me a big deal. I did learn little tricks along the way to stay motivated as even though my scale did not move - a few inches would disappear or a pair of pants would fit just that much better.
1) Take Pictures - I wish I would have done more of this even set intervals like every 4 weeks. I have seen so many people that have done this and their pictures motivated me to keep going at time. So, take a few minutes every 4 weeks and take a picture to look back on because even if that scale is not moving or has moved very little the physical changes will astound you.
2) Find That Tape Measure: That is one thing that I did do - I took measurements when I started and would take them every 6 weeks or so. I did find like so many of you that even though my weight might be staying the same somehow I was losing inches!
3) A Goal Outfit: I didn't so much have a full outfit but there was always a pair of pants in my closet that I had purchased that I thought I would somehow by magic or vacuum suction be able to fit into - we all have that pair of pants! I would occasionally try them on just to see and slowly but surely they eventually fit. There is nothing more motivating then that!
4) Track Your Exercise: I haven't done as good of a job of this piece as I could have and that is one thing I am working towards improving. There are lots of things you can do to set small attainable goals to fit fitness into your daily routines. We have just recently purchased Fitbit's to motivate ourselves and each other - stay tuned for some Fitbit challenges for those of you who would like to participate!
To read more about this article and more great tips check out myfitnesspal.