Using a Tape Measure to track Your Body Measurements

 A Good Tip for a New Runner!
 Use a tape measure to track body measurements  and you will see changes in your weight while tracking the numbers during your weight loss.

  Places to start your measurements:

  • Waist
  • Hips
  • Legs
  • Chest
Waist:
The most common area to start your measurements--- so we will start here.
Always measure with the tape measure loosely around the area that you are measuring; do not squeeze it tight. Wrap the tape measure so that your skin isn't pinched around the smallest part of your waist.

Hips:
Have the tape measure wrapping around the largest part of your bottom (gluteus maximums) and extend the measurement around to the top of the thighbones.

Legs:
Thighs- Measure the widest part of the thighs and then the widest part of the calves in the mid area of lower leg.

Chest:
Measure the circumference from the center of your chest and around.

Arms: The widest part of the upper arm muscle and the widest part of the lower arm muscle.
Start your measurements now using a tape measure to track your body measurements!

Things to keep in mind when tracking your body measurements...

  • You should measure in the morning and the same time of day for each measurement.
  • About one hour after getting out of bed when your body has had a chance to wake up.
  • Do not measure after exercise!
  • Record your measurements every two weeks.
  • Even though you may be tempted to measure more often, it is better to wait. Your body is going through amazing changes!
  • Have a special diary to record all your measurements and compare your progress.
  • Having a picture taken of yourself in your work out clothes after the measurements are done. This good way to track progress. Paste it in your diary.
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