Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Tapes and Measures
I admit it. I'm a scale snob. I weigh myself every day. I know that as part of this journey, you are not supposed to rely solely on the scale as points of progress. Progression pictures, how clothes fit and measurements are also encouraged to track your changes.
I really have a hard time with measurements. Do you measure at the smallest point for the waist measurement? Or at the belly button? Do you suck in or just try to stay neutral? I know the key is consistency, but even keeping that in mind I really am not sure I trust my measurements. It seems like if I breathe differently or move just a bit, I can lose an inch right there!
So ... I have attempted to take some measurements. I bought this MyoTape (pictured above) from Amazon and I DO think it is an improvement over just a regular measuring tape. You can loop it much larger than you need then press the little button and it then retracts until tight. This function is good for storage too.
I've looked up an article "How To Properly Measure Your Body" and will read and review it as needed. So instead of this post being too helpful for YOU ... anyone have tips for ME on taking measurements? Are measurements an important part of your progress tracking?