For my fitness class we have to make concrete and measurable goals, but we aren’t allowed to count pounds because it isn’t always a very accurate measure of fitness because muscle weighs more than fat. Anyway I would like to lose some inches off my thighs, hips and stomach. And I wanted to know how many inches I should realistic try to lose in 10 weeks.
I always tell my clients that the first thing they will notice when restricting or changing their caloric intake is a loose fitting belt or pants. Typically loose pants equals to inches lost. The inches will vary from person to person depending on physical demand, intake, genetics, etc.
I have had many clients who do not want to weigh- in. I have also noticed that when they are ready to weight-in, it typically indicates a confidence that they have lost weight, or a confidence enough to face the reality of the scale.
Consider that anything that is less than the starting measure is a win, if the behaviors, habits, and rituals getting there are health. Focus on honestly healthy rituals and the inches will melt away.