When it comes to reaching your fitness goals, the scale doesn’t always tell the full story. In fact, you weight can fluctuate up to 5 pounds per day depending on water retention and other factors. According to Strong Lifts, here are ways to track our progress for efficiently:
Stop Weighing Yourself Daily. The daily fluctuations will mess with your motivation. Weigh yourself once every 2 weeks, not more.
Stop Looking in The Mirror. Self-image issues can skew perception. Shoot full body pictures and compare them with old ones.
Take Measurements. Girth measurements of your neck, chest, arms, waist & thighs. Waist should go down, rest should go up.
Shoot Pictures. Full body pictures from ankle to neck, front/back/side, every 2 weeks. Compare with your previous pics.
Strength Stats. Log your workouts. Strength going up means muscle gains and strength training prevents muscle breakdown.
Listen also to what people say. They’ll notice your body change more than you will. Clothes will start to feel differently too.