When you are trying to lose weight, it’s easy to focus solely on the number reading from your bathroom scale. You’re working hard, eating better foods, exercising regularly, and it’s understandable to want to see results of that work. If weight loss is your sole measure of success and it doesn’t immediately drop, you may develop feelings of disappointment or defeat.
As you monitor your progress with a new diet or exercise plan, keep in mind that there are other ways to measure success that don’t have anything to do with the scale. Celebrating these “non-scale victories” helps keep your weight loss and fitness journey in perspective.
10 Non-Scale Victories You Need to Celebrate:
You’re getting better sleep
Do you feel more rested? Being able to fall asleep and stay asleep are benefits of a healthy body. During sleep, the body rejuvenates and repairs itself so you can be prepared for what the next day brings.
Your clothes fit better
Are your clothes looser? This is a big deal! You are losing inches and your clothes are reflecting that. Taking body measurements along with weighing yourself can help remind you that you are doing something very right. Our Precision Digital Bathroom Scale comes with its own free Body Tape Measure so you can keep track of all your progress. The Precision Scale is easy to use and easy to read, it’s been the top-selling scale on Amazon for 8+ years!
You have fewer cravings
Do you crave unhealthy foods less? Better eating habits lead to reduced food cravings. Not craving sugary or junky foods as often is important when maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
You feel less stressed
Do you feel more relaxed? Too much sugar can exacerbate stressful feelings. Eating better and exercising can help lead you to feeling calmer and more balanced.
You’re gaining more confidence
Are you taking more selfies? Wanting to be in photos and feeling good in your clothing are positive signs that your confidence is growing. An improved sense of self is good for every aspect of your life.
You notice more muscle definition
Are your arms and legs firmer? Increased muscle definition from strength training allows you to clearly see the results of your hard work. Make sure you continue to lose fat and build muscle with our Precision GetFit Digital Body Fat Scale. In addition to weight, it measures body fat percentage, body water percentage, muscle mass, and bone mass. It also has automatic user recognition and stores personal data for up to 8 users.
You have more energy
Are your kids working to keep up with you? Increased energy allows you to play with your kids, complete your work outs, and avoid falling asleep on the couch as soon as you sit down.
You can move around easier
Can you run up those stairs or haul bags of groceries without thinking twice? Being in shape can make daily life feel much easier.
You’re hitting fitness milestones
Can you lift more weight or run a mile faster than ever before? Celebrate your fitness milestones! Noticeable progress means you are getting in shape!
You plan your meals for the week
Are you planning your meals in advance? Our Precision Digital Kitchen Scale can help make meal prep a snap. It’s perfect for measuring out ingredients as well as figuring out portions. This easy to use scale has a recessed platform that prevents items from rolling off. It switches between grams and ounces and can zero out the weight of a bowl or previous ingredients with a touch of the tare button. Plateaus are common during weight loss, so it’s important to routinely celebrate the good work that you are doing.
If the scale just won’t budge despite your best efforts, our blog post 11 Reasons Why You Aren’t Losing Weight (and What You Can Do About It) may help!