Monday, April 01, 2013
I'm inviting you to join me in taking measurements on the first of every month. Measure chest, waist, hips, thigh, and bicep. Men may want to add neck. Why take measurements? Because, if you're like me, and the scale isn't moving, having a non-scale measurement of success may be crucial to your motivation.
I took my measurements...I lost 1.5"! Inch off the bust & half an inch off bicep. And I'm not bummed about losing off the bust, because that includes losing the dreaded back fat. This is a real win. Since even if the scale is not budging (and is actually up), it's the way I look slimmer that you can see. I also think my face looks thinner.
But I am continually frustrated by the scale. I weighed in at 182.8 today (I know I'm daily weighing again, but it's also first of the month). I hope I soon reach a tipping point: keep doing what's right, EVENTUALLY there will come a time when the scale moves in the right direction.
I'm meeting with my personal trainer today, and I'm looking forward to sharing my measurement of success with her.