“Keep going. Progress is progress no matter how slowly you are making it.” I love quotes and this is one I need to hear often. There are many ways you can measure your progress on your journey to fitness:
1. Track what you eat. If you’re just starting your fitness journey, get on some kind of meal plan.(I chose Weight Watchers). This will make it easier to track what you’re putting into your body. There are apps you can use to track what you are eating or you can do it the old fashioned way by buying a food journal and writing everything down.
2. Track your exercise, your training, and your workouts. If you’re not keeping a training journal, now is the time to start. Every time you’re in the gym, or training, you should be keeping detailed notes. By keeping a training journal you’ll be able to see your progress over time.
3. Take photos of yourself and take them often. You can put them in an album so you can see yourself becoming more fit every time you take a photo.
4. Take your measurements before you start your fitness journey and at regular intervals. Be sure to write them down every time.
5. Weigh yourself once a week but remember that your weight can fluctuate several times in one day or from one day to the next depending on many things(water retention, sodium intake, hormones, carbohydrate intake, etc.)
Remember that each step you take is progress. Keep moving forward. My sister took this photo of me reaching 1,800 miles walked since 1/1/15. I was shocked that 1,800 miles is equal to 9,504,000 feet or 3,168,000 yards. It reminded me that my progress began with that first step I took. Take whatever steps you need to make progress and then look back at how far you’ve come.