Measuring Your Success – Preparing for Day 1
So you’re about to start a new Beachbody program or Challenge? You’ve ordered your program (or found a dusty copy of P90X in the back of your closet), and now you’re ready to Bring It!?
The first thing you need to do is to prepare for success.
How will you know how far you’ve come in 30, 60 or 90 days from now if you don’t take the time to record where you started? The changes happening to your body over the course of any new workout routine are both gradual and subtle…and since we see ourselves in the mirror every day, it’s hard to perceive them. That’s where recording your weight and measurements, and taking before, during and after pictures comes in. These are ESSENTIAL. Not only are they for YOU, but once you’ve achieved success in your health and fitness and want to pay it forward by helping others to get in the best shape of their lives, there’s no better way to show friends how you’ve been in their shoes and overcame the same obstacles.
Here’s a video from Beachbody to provide a little instruction on how to take your photographs:
Also, print these out and record your “Before” stats on Day 1 and then again every 30 days.
You are also going to want to measure your body fat percentage. Here’s a helpful link to learn HOW. Body Fat Calipers can be purchased inexpensively online at Amazon.com or a number of other sources. Your local gym can also probably check this for you as well.
Good luck. Now get ready to Bring It!
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