There are many different non-scale victories that you can celebrate when trying to lose weight. The most common one is that your clothes fit better than they used to, or they simply are too loose to even fit anymore. Another victory is that you have more energy and your overall sleep has improved. These both point to a healthier and more active lifestyle. Finally, if your mood is improved that means that your brain is feeling the difference of your weight loss.
- Although it’s traditional to use the metric of pounds and inches lost to understand how well a fitness program is working, it’s by no means the only means to do so.
- For example, it’s definitely worth celebrating if those clothes that were living in the back of your closet are now being used because they fit you again.
- Another way to vet your fit your fitness routine is to note how many things you can now do that were getting hard to do.
“It takes imagination, bravery, and sustained commitment to develop healthier eating and movement habits.”