On average I lose around a pound to a pound and a half a week. Some folks might think that's not much, however, that pound and a half signifies so much more than just the weight on the scale. Anyone who has done a diet or slimming club where a weekly weigh in is involved will know that they generally measure your progress on the scale alone. In my experience I would lose a few pounds one week, zero the next, put on, lose a few... you get the idea. No consistency, up and down like a yo-yo...Frustrated.com
So to know that I am consistently losing a similar amount each week, to me, that's even better than going for the big losses and then having things slow down. Your weight alone does not account for the fact that you are building muscle and dropping fat at the same time.
Simon always talks about consistency and at first I was like "guy's a bit obsessed with that word". Nowadays the shoe is well and truly on the other foot! Why? Because it works. Having a consistent approach to planning my nutrition, showing up to training, making an effort in everything that is helping me move towards my goals, is essential. If you are sitting there thinking 'that sounds like too much faff and bother', then you are probably kidding yourself on. I know, I used to do it! Making real and lasting changes takes effort. You need to be honest with yourself and make a real commitment to what you want and doing something about it, and then keep doing it.
'Though shall not be defined by the scales alone!'
I used to focus on the scales to define how well or not so well my weight loss efforts were moving along. I'm not ditching the scales altogether, being overweight I know I need to shift some, but having the scales as a sole focus means that it is easy to miss all of the other amazing things that are going on physically and mentally as a result of my efforts.
This is my list of what progress really looks and feels like for me...
1. At the end of January I was a dress size uk 22/24, 5 months later I am buying a size 18 almost a 16.That's 3 whole dress sizes! In 5 months. I can live with that!!
2. I've made peace with my measuring tape!When I started working with TTT I hated the measuring tape, I didn't like what it said. But it gave me the kick up the backside I needed. I wanted to change those numbers, so that has become my focus.
So far since March I have lost...
- Chest 5 inches
- Waist 10 inches
- Navel 7 inches
- Hips 5 inches
- Biceps 3 inches (1.5 on each arm)
- Quads 8 inches (3.5 on one, and 4.5 on other)
Overall total - 38 inches 😲😲😲
It looks like this...
|3 months progress woo-hoo!|