⭐ Today’s post // Non-Scale Victories

GymHippie | Fat Loss & Body Shaping Strategies @ Buzz Gym - Reading, Berkshire

TRACKING PROGRESS IS IMPORTANT! 

Why? Well, not only is evidence of positive change both inspiring and a reason to celebrate, it also provides us with valuable feedback on whether or not our strategies are working ?

Since we’re FAT-loss focused – and NOT WEIGHT-loss focused. This means that, by definition, we are SHAPE focused – and NOT WEIGHT focused.

Now, don’t get me wrong, there ARE certain instances where our weight CAN be a useful measuring tool – particularly if we’ve got LOTS of unwanted body fat to lose. However, for the most part, I believe that tracking weight is not particularly useful.

Why so?

1️⃣ OUR WEIGHT CAN FLUCTUATE FOR LOTS OF REASONS // e.g. due to dehydration, changes in carb or sodium intake, or even the menstrual cycle. None of these are related to muscle or body-fat!

2️⃣ OUR WEIGHT DOESN’T TELL US WHETHER WE’RE LOSING FAT OR MUSCLE // and, as we know, muscle is important! This means that, since muscle weighs more than fat, it is absolutely possible to completely reshape our body, yet see little or no change in our bodyweight. I see this ALL the time – where a relatively large amount of fat loss is offset by a relatively small amount of muscle gain.

Ultimately, for me, it’s like this ⬇️ 

If we looked & felt awesome, would we really care about how much we weighed? PROBABLY NOT! ? 

For this reason, I would generally advise that we ditch the scales completely – and certainly scrap any notion of a goal weight! Instead, I recommend we use tracking methods more relevant to what we’re trying to achieve. For example ..

1️⃣ PROGRESS PHOTOS
2️⃣ BODY-PART MEASUREMENTS
3️⃣ STRENGTH GAINS
4️⃣ HOW YOUR FEEL
5️⃣ HOW YOUR CLOTHES FIT
6️⃣ COMPLIMENTS FROM OTHERS

Stay awesome & keep going! ?

Luke x

GymHippie | Fat Loss & Body Shaping Strategies @ Buzz Gym - Reading, Berkshire
GymHippie | Fat Loss & Body Shaping Strategies @ Buzz Gym - Reading, Berkshire

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