There’s absolutely nothing wrong with using the scale or a measuring tape to track our progress, I use both and love the two linked above! I understand numbers can be scary, discouraging & frustrating, especially when you feel as if your efforts aren’t yielding the desired results.
But before you quit or start the negative self-talk, let’s focus on these 5 EMPOWERING NON-SCALE VICTORIES:
1.Track Your Workouts
One of the most important factors in this journey is consistency, and that is why my clients have success with my programs. Start writing out each workout from the exercises, reps, sets and how much weight you used. This way you note your weekly personal records and progressions.
Action Item: Find a notebook or create a folder on your phone. Write down your workouts & repeat the same routine for at least 4 weeks. Track your weekly progress in mile time, increase in weight, reps and sets.
2.Clothes Fit Looser
Whether the scale shows it or not you will notice your jeans fitting looser, or maybe you have confidence to throw on that crop top, bikini, or sports bra! Whatever the garment, using your wardrobe is a great way to track your weekly progress!
Action Item: Take photos in an outfit you would like to fit, or use an old photo wearing your “goal garment” see #samedressdifferentgirl
3.More Energy (Better Mood)
Working out is a natural energy booster by reducing cortisol levels and increasing endorphins (the feel-good hormone). Many people who start a new workout routine may share that they have a little more pep in their step, more swag in their style, and just feel better!
Action Item: Keep a regular journal tracking your moods, goals, and feelings. Journaling helps you release your feelings, may reduce stress levels, and can provide self-relief. Also, you can always reflect on an old entry to help process feelings, triggers & habits.
4.Measure Your Strength
Sometimes the best way to measure your progress is to first measure and record what you can do currently! Maybe when you first started my LABB Class and Programs you were unable to complete a proper squat, advanced planks, or heavy weight shoulder presses. But now, after 8 weeks you complete all 3 with ease, little challenge and may even add progressions!
Action Item: Join a safe and progressive challenge. Like the “Plank it Out Challenge” starting May 1st – May 15th. REGISTER HERE
5. More CONFIDENCE
Whether you feel more confident to apply for a new job, wear a swimsuit, take a full body photo, or finally share your workouts online having the confidence to live your best life, unapologetically, is my FAVORITE and the most important NON-SCALE VICTORY!
Action Item: Write down 5 things/affirmations you like about yourself. Can’t think of any? Email here to sign up for your free gains and goals consult and let’s get you on the track for success.
Non-Scale Victories are a great way to track your progress & if you find yourself struggling to use the scale or measuring tape, I highly recommend implementing one from the list above to start tracking today!