Everyone makes New Year Resolutions and the most common ones are to either lose weight, get fit or go to the gym. I’ve made every one of these new years resolutions. I’ve failed at every one of these new years resolutions. Just like you, I get discouraged.
… Alright, truth..
I GET LAZY
And no one likes working out for weeks and weeks, eating salad after salad, hopping on that scale, and nothing has changed. And yeah you can just brush it off as gaining muscle but even if that is the truth, it still stinks not to see that number go down.
WELL LET ME HELP YOU!!!!
Welcome to the beginning of a new series on my blog called Fit Friday! Here are some ways that you can measure your fitness journey and your success without ever having to step on a god-forsaken scale!
1. Measure by Taking pictures
The first thing you want to make sure you do is take pictures. Might not be the most exciting thing that you want to do with your day but trust me when I say this will be a great way for you to be able to measure your fitness success. You’ll continue to take pictures of yourself throughout your journey and be able to actually compare and see the change in your body. If you look at the proof and see the improvement, you’ll be more motivated to keep pushing!
2. Download or Map out a Tracker
I love using apps on my iPhone to keep track of workouts, how long I worked out for and how many calories I’ve burned. Using a tracker, or creating one of your own (maybe on a calendar), is a great way to hold yourself accountable for your workouts. I love the MyFitnessPal app. Not only can I track my workouts but I can use it as a food diary as well.
3. Find Alternate Ways to Get Energy
Now, I’m still having trouble with this one. Just being honest! I love my coffee. And I can’t function throughout my day without a cup… or two… or three (stop judging!). But if you have the willpower, try finding other means of energy. There are studies out there that suggest caffeine can aid in weight gain or make it harder for someone to lose weight. And as we all know, caffeine gives you a quick jolt of energy and then you come crashing down harder that before. Try working out in the morning, or substituting that cup of coffee for green tea or lemon water.
4. Put Your Goal Clothing On Display
If you have a dress you want to wear or have those pair of jeans that you haven’t worn in months or years, then put them on display somewhere in your bedroom. Make sure you look at it every day as a reminder of your target goal. Seeing the prize at the end of the tunnel will help keep you pushing to reach that end goal!
What are some ways you measure your fitness success without getting on a scale?
I’d love to hear what you guys have to say. Share them in the comment section below!