Measuring and recording builds accountability and helps to track progress. Some things I measure and record:
- My weight most days. I know this is controversial, because weight can fluctuate, and 1-2 lbs/wk is a good, sustainable weight loss. Faster weight loss cause muscle loss, which is a catastrophe. Some get frustrated with slow changes, especially if they gain a lb or two. Realistically, sometimes just maintaining is a victory. Others, if weight training, may even see their weight go up even though muscle mass could be increasing and body fat decreasing. See the woman below – but only expect these sorts of results from weight training.