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Is the scale truly a good tool to measure progress?

 

What I learned from weighing myself multiple times in 1 day…

I learned that the scale can go up by 6 lbs in the same day due to:

  1. Time of day ie am or pm I weighed myself…
  2. If I had drank water or not…
  3. If I had lifted weights or worked out…
  4. What clothes I had on (or off)…
  5. If I had peed or not or gone #2…

So many variables that changed the scale in the direction of 6 pounds in 1 single day!!

That was shocking for sure. What is more shocking is that we as women rely on it as the soul measure of our progress. I over the past 5 years have actually stopped using it at all for my measure. I found that with myself when I saw it up or down I would then self-sabotage my healthy efforts and become reactionary. I would change my course of nutrition & workouts by either increasing them greatly or let myself indulge in unhealthy foods not on my plan when it was down.

The best 3 measures for me are:

  1. How my clothes are fitting
  2. Measuring my inches and body fat.
  3. How I feel as far as energy

That way I could stick with my plan. I can see the truth that my clothes are still fitting well. I know that I am on point. Body fat loss is the main goal and honestly the scale is one of the least accurate measure of that progress.

Finally when I started training with weights in 1996 I weighed 133 pounds on the scale and was a cellulite, flabby size 9 or 11 in juniors …now I weigh 154 pounds and am a tight, toned size 4 or 6 women. Just sayin…

If you or someone you know are experiencing a plateau or are feeling stuck please reach out and we can schedule a strategy session at andreya@tone2day.com

 

In Love & Light,

Andreya T.

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