Before you get Started
You’re about to embark upon a journey that will change your body and your life, and it’s important to know where you’re starting so you can track your progress. Throughout this journey you’ll be gaining muscle as you lose fat, so the scale might not tell the whole story. That’s why you need good photos and accurate measurements too. This video will show you exactly how to accurately and consistently take your measurements to keep precise track of the progress you have made. Whether you just want to keep them private as a personal reminder of how far you’ve come, or if you want to share your story with the world on Facebook, Instagram Stories, your Blog, our private group, (or at least enter your results into the Beachbody Challenge contest to get your free gift), consistent measurements are crucial in helping you keep track of your results.
You can take measurements anywhere you choose. The more measurements you take, the better idea you’ll have about your progress.
1. Waist. Measure at the smallest part – usually right above the belly button.
2. Hips. To measure your hips, measure around the fullest part of your butt (the widest point of your hipbones).
3. Chest. Measure just under your bust.
4. Thighs. Measure around mid-thigh.
5. Arms. Measure around the bicep.
6. Calves. Measure around the largest part of the calf.
7. Bust. Place the tape across your nipples and measure around the chest.
This is Beachbody’s measurement tracker that is included in the “Program Materials” tab of every Beachbody On Demand Program. If you don’t have one, you can always print this one out and use it to track before/after measurements.
Tips to Remember
You don’t have to measure every single one of these areas. At minimum I would be sure to measure chest, waist and hips. A lot of change occurs in those areas and pretty quickly too!
Be careful to ALWAYS measure at the exact same spot every time for accurate tracking. Use things like freckles, birthmarks or scars (if you have any) for help as needed – such as with the mid-thigh area.
I would suggest keeping a journal and/or folder to record and store your measurements regularly. This way you’re able to look back at where you started and see how far you’ve come! It can be great motivation if you become frustrated. 🙂
You got this!