In my post Three Tips to Stay on Track, I said that the first thing you need to do to track your progress is to get rid of your scale. It sounds counterintuitive, but hear me out. You can be losing inches of body fat, and only show a couple pounds of fat loss. For most, when you are trying to lose weight, the scale is the first thing you look to. I challenge you to resist the urge to do this. Let me present an example:
This woman posted on Facebook the other day sharing that she had only lost 14 pounds but her body looked completely different. She said “I FEEL better and feel my clothes fitting differently! I will never understand how you can lose inches but not weight.”
So, I challenge you to get rid of your scale and begin to track your progress by how you feel, how you are sleeping, and your energy levels. Take progress pictures like this woman did and pay attention to the way that your clothes are fitting. The scale is not going to represent all the changes in your physical appearance or your physical and mental health.
You can also begin to track the weight you are lifting and the repetitions you are performing. You can track the intensity of your workouts this way and track the progression of your strength and stamina. I personally love to push myself to reach new personal records especially with dead lifts. It motivates me to show up and try a bit harder each time to out perform my previous best.
So in conclusion, I challenge you to GET RID OF YOUR SCALE and to TRUST THE PROCESS!