5 Non-Scale Fitness Goals

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While most people have the goal of losing weight, there are so many non-scale fitness goals to strive for. If you’re new to fitness and leading a healthier lifestyle, it’s good to have a way to measure your progress and the scale isn’t the only way. Here are five non-scale fitness goals to try.

Improved Cardiovascular Endurance

Try and see if you can make your workouts more intense without increasing your heart rate and perceived effort. You can also check to see if you’ve improved cardiovascular endurance by seeing if you can walk or run farther than you used to be able to.

Increased Strength

You can see if you’re stronger by noting how much weight you’re lifting and how many reps you’re performing. If you can add more weight to your exercises, you’re getting stronger.

Improved Sleep

Exercise helps you fall asleep faster and improves the quality of your sleep. And let’s be real, we can all benefit from better sleep.

Higher Energy Levels

While working out makes you temporarily tired, overall it gives you more energy throughout the day.

Fewer Inches

When you work out, your body composition changes and you gain muscle and lose fat. Pay attention to how your clothes are fitting you instead of stepping on a scale.