If you started a weight loss journey at the start of January you might have found you’ve dropped a few pounds already. Often at the start of any kind of change in eating patterns we can see a sudden dip on the scales. That will start to slow / plateau out naturally after a few weeks though. However that doesn’t mean you aren’t still getting results. Our weight naturally fluctuates across the day / week / month so using the scales alone to monitor progress can end up being demotivating.
Here’s a few other ways to monitor your progress which are far more reliable:
- Take pictures- front, back, side and compare across the weeks to see a difference in body shape.
- Take measurements of your thighs, upper arm, waist, chest and keep track of inch loss.
- Keep a pair of trousers that are maybe a bit tight to one side and try on every few weeks to see how the fit changes.
- Keep a journal of your mood, water intake, sleep, steps, lifts, running PBs and see how much better you feel as the weeks progress and your fitness improves, you might find you end up not even bothered about your weight.