Ways of measuring your fitness progress that have nothing to do with weight

Because I’ve gained 8 pounds since I started working out, but I look and feel better than ever

  • Waist circumference
  • Waist to hip ratio
  • Body mass index (BMI)
  • Are you lifting more weight
  • Can you do more reps
  • Are you doing new exercises that you couldn’t do before
  • Is your work out getting easier
  • Are you moving around better
  • Is your skin glowing
  • Do you feel happier
  • Are you more confident
  • How are your clothes fitting
  • Do you feel more comfortable in your own skin
  • Are you sleeping better

Scales are good for telling you how much you weigh. If your goal is literally to make the number on the scale go down, then weighing yourself is a good way to measure that. If you’re trying to lose fat, gain muscle, sleep better, feel happier etc., then a scale is not going to tell you that. Nor will it tell you your worth as a person. Xoxo

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This ridiculously important! Muscles are denser than anything else except bone. If you make a (non-kink, pathological) fetish out of your scale you’re missing out on so much. Health, beauty, body warmth, vitality, mood, even love, sex, and happiness.