Monitoring your weight throughout your fitness journey can be one of the most effective motivators as it’s a tangible measure of progress and improvement.
That said, experts has warned us not to go overboard though. Weighing too often can cause you to become too concerned about the numbers on the scale rather, when you should
be focusing on your overall goal of achieving better health.
In fact is recommended that you weigh yourself only once a week.
Some factors can cause an increase in water retention, which in turn can cause your weight to fluctuate and messes with your weight tracking routine. These factors include:
1. Avoid measuring yourself when you are wet. If you have just had a bath or finished working up a sweat at the gym, dry yourself completely first.
2. Be consistent. Weigh yourself on the same day every week, around the same time, wearing the same clothes (like Steve Jobs 😉 just joking), and using the same weighing scale.
3. Make sure your scale is on a flat surface.
4. Weigh yourself before eating breakfast in the morning, after using the bathroom.
If the scale is giving you too much pressure, or you simply don’t own one, there are other ways to for measure how your fitness goals are progressing such as :