How to PROPERLY take measurements and ditch your scale!

“I feel like my clothes are getting looser but the scale hasn’t budged! What gives?!”

As a trainer I’ve heard this many, many times! In fact, when you are “doing it right”; exercising while dieting, this may happen more often. Muscle tissue is more dense than fat and it takes up less space. So if you are gaining lean muscle (good) while at the same time losing fat (also good) you may not see the scale move (this is OK!!) but you ARE actually getting smaller!
Besides taking measurements, progress pictures are a GREAT way to track progress.
It’d hard for us to see the small incremental changes day-to-day and we might feel like we aren’t getting anywhere, but I guarantee, that quarter inch adds to another and another and soon we have inches and pant sizes lost!
So, if you don’t want to throw your scale out.. fine. BUT don’t let tha be your only measuring tool to track your progress.


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  1. I love it! what a good information oxxoxoxo

  2. Charlie Melvin says:

    Shoot I’m glad that I get to loose weight in my boobs!!!!!!! Goodbye to them! I need them to be a little smaller!

  3. Thank you for the reminder that the scale shouldn’t hold so much power over me. I keep getting so frustrated and depressed that it doesn’t budge (or gets higher!) and want to lose all hope and give up. I hate feeling like I’m killing myself at the gym and depriving myself in the kitchen for no progress. Off to retake my measurements now!

  4. Thank you for the informative video. The waist and thigh measuring tips were EXTREMELY helpful! <3

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