This is to see how they did with their festive goal which might have been a realistic "only gain 1Lb over Xmas", and also to set new goals.
Whilst this is necessary, it does feel a tiny bit unkind, so to feel better I thought "I will measure my self!".
It was about what I thought, my body fat had only slightly increased, but I was now in a worse category.
Instantly I was on the defensive, "I wasn't that bad over Xmas", "I didn't have time" "At 40 I'm not as young as I used to be" I thought to myself.
I realised all of this was not going to change the numbers at all!
The only way I can and am doing that is returning back to healthy habits.
Measurements always seem harsh, they are so black and white, without doing the right things there is no way round them, no way of beating them, although if I find one I will let you know!
But that's why measuring is so effective, if life gets in the way and it's truly beyond your control, then measure when it's the starting point of being able to do something about it.
If it's in your control, then what ever the recommended way of measuring you use, scales that measure body fat as well as total weight, how clothes fit, before and after pictures, circumference measurements like narrowest part of the waist and widest part of the hips, the state of your mobility and posture for example.
When you get the results of your measurements you will know if what you have been doing is getting results, or not.
Have some questions? Bet your not the only one with that question, let me know in the comments and I will make it the subject of a future post.
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