Most people use a scale to measure their fitness progress, but the number that flashes up on the screen can be extremely misleading. There are many better ways to track your progress that have nothing to do with weight loss—including these three.
If you’re trying to slim down or bulk up, the tape measure will do a much better job helping you track your progress than a scale. Use it to measure areas that you’re targeting with your exercises, such as waist, biceps, chest, and thighs.
You can also track your progress by comparing your body now to the way it looked before. Most people do it by taking progress photos because they can be a great source of motivation. Trying your old clothes is also an option.
Working out isn’t only good for your body, but also your mind, and feeling comfortable in your own skin is the only thing that matters. Sticking to a fitness routine that makes you healthy and confident is much more important than the numbers on a scale or a tape measure.