April to January
Total lbs lost: 23.5
Total inches lost: 34.25
Body Fat: down 6%
This week’s shoutout goes to my client Angela! She has been working her butt off since last Spring, and has some incredible progress to show for it.
She is one hot mama!!
The above pic isn’t her complete transformation, but shows how much Angela’s body has changed in just six months. It’s pretty impressive!
Not only can you see how much progress Angela has made, the numbers don’t lie. Since August she is down 12.5 inches and one percent body fat.
However, this is only about a four pound difference on the scale. Surprised??
Angela is a great example of why I always tell clients to measure progress in many different ways, not just the scale. We track measurements, body fat, pictures, how clothes fit, and other people’s feedback and comments about your appearance.
We tend to expect progress to look very impressive in terms of overall “weight” lost. The truth is, what we all should be striving for is body composition change, not “weight” loss.
What’s more impactful, dropping inches, losing body fat and being leaner and tighter… OR weighing less on the scale?
(Clearly a trick question!)
As you work towards your own progress, I hope Angela will serve as an example that scale weight is only one (small) indicator of progress and should only be considered with all the other factors I mentioned above. Because you look at yourself in the mirror every day, it can be hard to notice as your body changes. Taking measurements and pictures gives you concrete proof of your progress.