Ditch The Scale: Why Weight Doesn't Add Up

Overcoming the norms that you once held true is difficult. We see it every day.

We have to remind members they don't have to finish a workout as a sweaty pile of human to see results. We have to remind them to eat and sleep. We also have to remind them that their scale at home is the devil.

If you're on a fitness journey, and you rely on a traditional scale to gauge your success, you're doing yourself a disservice. Watch this video to learn how Results Driven encourages people to track body composition.

Ways to track progress:

1) Journaling

Tracking what you've eaten, how you feel or your workouts (or all 3 hint hint) is an easy way to see progress. Did you eat better at this meal this week compared to last? Did you get a few workouts in? Did you sleep any better? When you're trying to change your body composition, it's a slow process. Finding these little motivational snacks is an easy way to make the process easier.

 

2) Get a Better Scale

You don't have to spend $1000 to get a scale for your bathroom, but investing in a scale that gives you a little more data can be helpful.  Look for one that measures muscle mass. body fat, or percentage of water weight. This data will give you the bigger picture of what makes up your weight, and may help ease your mind. Search Amazon for one with good reviews. Don't get on it EVERY DAY, but 2 times a month would be sufficient to tell you if the changes you're making are working.

 

3) Circumference Measurements

It's kinda old school but it works. Like Coach Ed says, if you do regular measurements in the areas you want to "slim" down and tone up, you'll get a better idea of how your body composition is actually changing. "Spot reducing" fat really isn't a thing, but over time with consistent exercise and quality nutrition, things will start to change.


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