The scale is a measure of the total mass of your body, it doesn't tell you how your weight is distributed i.e. muscle, fat and water content. You could be getting stronger and leaner but the scale can reflect a different picture.
We are all delusional. We think the scale will tell us what we weighed pre-childbirth, pre-menopause or when we were 18 years old. Let go of the past and accept that the scale isn't a very good reflection of who you are at present.
There's a reason we call it the sad step. How many times have you stepped on the scale and been happy afterwards?
At 365 we use a variety of ways to measure our progress in the gym:
Getting an InBody scan is an excellent way to gain insight into your body composition and overall health. By analysing metrics such as body fat percentage, skeletal muscle mass, and basal metabolic rate (BMR) you gain a far more comprehensive overview of what your weight means and how it is distributed. We use the inbody scan with all of our six-week challenges and small group personal training members.
A quick measure of your waist can tell you whether you are reducing your waistline or not, Going just above your belly button is an easy consistent measure to use.
Photos from a night out or special occasion are a brilliant way to see progress, often our friends and family notice our progress before we do and looking back at photos is a great way to see how far you've come.
WORKOUT LOGS AND JOURNALS
Success away from the scale could be with how your workouts feel, have you been consistent with your training, walked or run for longer than you used to, or lifted more weights than before? These are all signs that you're progressing that the scale wouldn't pick up.