What are non-scale victories?
“Your success at weight loss is not measured by the number on the scale alone but also by many other changes to your figure and the way you feel. So look for these wins along the way to your fitness goals, and celebrate them!”
Your success at weight loss is not measured by the number on the scale alone but also by many other changes to your figure and the way you feel. So look for these wins along the way to your fitness goals, and celebrate them!
1. Your clothing fits more comfortably.
Whether you’ve simply dropped a few kilos or toned and slimmed your figure through regular strength training, you’ll notice that your pants are a little roomier around your hips and your skirt's a tad looser around your waist. Even if you haven’t lost any weight, a positive change in body composition—more muscle, less fat—slims your silhouette.
2. You feel confident in your swimsuit.
A healthy meal plan and regular workouts will sculpt your arms, firm thighs, and improve your waistline, for a more confident visit to the pool or beach.
3. You have more stamina.
Next time you climb a flight of stairs, hike a steep track or play with your kids or grandkids in the backyard, notice how much easier it has become since you’ve been working out regularly. You don’t get as tired as you once did. You’re fitter, and it feels great!
4. You have more energy every day.
Remember the days when you’d hit the afternoon slump at the office? Or taking in a movie at the cinemas instead of an active game of doubles on the tennis court? When you drop extra kilos and gain strength and endurance, you have more energy at work, at home and at play.
5. You feel happier.
Runners don’t have an exclusive on endorphins. You’ll enjoy them after a Curves circuit too. You’ll find that regular physical activity reduces stress, boosts confidence, and improves your mood day to day.
6. You sleep better.
Regular exercise is just one of the recommended remedies for women and men who have trouble sleeping - provided you don’t work out right before bed time - and weight loss can help alleviate sleep issues, including sleep apnoea. Catching more zzz’s these days? You can thank your commitment to Curves and a healthy diet.
7. Your health markers are…healthier.
Even modest amounts of weight loss (as little as 5%) can help lower blood pressure, blood sugar, and/or cholesterol levels that have crept up too high.
8. You’ll enjoy more compliments.
You may not initially notice the changes that come with improved fitness. Sometimes it takes the eye of a friend, family member or co-worker. Don’t be surprised to hear someone close to you ask if you’ve lost weight or comment on how good you look. Maybe he or she will remark on how happy you’ve become.
So, as you celebrate every kilo lost, be sure to applaud the many other victories you achieve as you continue your journey toward the fit and healthly woman you want to be.