If you're looking to stay motivated on your weight loss journey, regular weigh-ins are essential. But how often should you check your progress? Is it enough to check your weight and measurements once a week or is daily tracking necessary? Let's explore the reasons why weekly weigh-ins are all you need for staying motivated and on track with your fat loss goals.
Our Bodies Are Complicated Machines
It's important to remember that our bodies are complex machines that fluctuate day to day. It makes sense that they would not always display the same weight and measurements, even if we are following a healthy diet and exercise routine. Checking your weight every day can be misleading as small fluctuations in our bodies can cause huge variations in the numbers displa
yed. This could lead to an inaccurate assessment of our progress and, ultimately, a lack of motivation due to false assumptions about our fat loss journey.
Focus on Progress Over Perfection
When checking in with your progress, it's important to focus on overall progress rather than striving for perfection each time you step onto the scale. It can be easy to get down on your
self when there is no visible sign of progress from one week to the next. However, if you look at where you've come from since starting your journey - even just two weeks ago - then it will become much easier to stay motivated knowing that small changes can make a big difference over time.
Accountability is Key
Checking in with your progress regularly will help keep you accountable for sticking with healthy
habits and reaching your goals. You may even want to consider joining an online support group or finding an accountability partner who understands what it's like trying to lose fat over 40 years old. That way, when things get tough, you'll have someone there who understands what it takes and can offer encouragement along the way.
While daily checks may seem like a good idea at first glance, they don't offer any real value when it comes to staying motivated during a fat loss journey - especially for women over 40 years old. Our bodies are complicated machines that fluctuate day-to-day so checking our weight every day does not paint an accurate picture of our progress or provide us with insight into how far we've come already.
Instead, weekly weigh-ins provide us with just enough data points to track our success without getting lost in the noise of daily fluctuations. So take some time each week - whether alone or with us at AEM Fit SOLUTION - and measure out how far you've come on this incredible journey!
Focus on the journey, celebrate milestones, & enjoy the ride.