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Is the SCALE an indicator of SUCCESS?

I know the goal of all of our fitness efforts is to see results, right? And because of this, we often get emotionally tied to the outcome goals rather than falling in love with the process. The scale, for example, is a tool to use in your fitness journey, but those numbers failing to produce what you want can lead you to sabotage your fitness plan altogether. 

In this episode of Girls Gone Healthy, I talk about how to replace outcome goals with progress goals to lose or gain weight healthily. Listen in to learn how the scale can be used as a tool and not a determiner of your fitness progress. 

Key Takeaways:  

  • Start looking at progress goals- what you can do to lose weight in a healthier and approachable way.  
  • How the scale provokes emotions that can lead to the sabotage of your whole weight loss plan.  
  • The benefits of progress goals over outcome-oriented goals. 
  • Understanding that the scale staying steady at the beginning of your fitness journey, means progress and not a setback.  

Episode Timeline: 

  • [1:50] How to track the activities that will give you the results you want. 
  • [6:13] Why the weighing scale doesn’t add anything to your health.  
  • [7:47] Learn to focus on your progress goals and not worry about the scale being steady during the initial stages.  


  • “Start setting progress goals, starting looking at what actions you’re going to do lead you there.” [3:02] 
  • “In the beginning, it’s going to be progress and a win to see the scale stay steady.” [8:02] 
  • “The main thing is focusing on the efforts that get you to the result.” [10:01] 

Answering your most common question “How do I measure success if the scale always fluctuates?” Learn what you should be tracking to see results, how to use the scale as a reliable tool, and a word of encouragement that you’re actually closer than you may think. 

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