How Do YOU Measure SUCCESS and PROGRESS???

Posted: November 7, 2009 in abdominals, Diet, Fat loss and lean bodies, Lean body lifestyle
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Many of you know I’m training my buddy here in LA the last 9 weeks and he’s dropped over 30lbs so far and down 19 and 1/2 inches overall. Not too shabby. So my question is… how do you measure success and progress???

I’m going to keep this posr rather short. If the weighing scale is your only ways of assessing progress and measuring success, you will be doomed to fail. You need a selection of assessment tools to properly evaluate progress. I like to use the following:

  • Photos… before photos and bi-weekly or montgly progress photos
  • Scales… just for a reading on ones total body weight
  • Girth… measurements of various sites on the body
  • Bodyfat… % to assess lean body mass and fat mass
  • Clothes… do they fit you better or no longer fit you at all?!?
  • Mirrors… are you happier with what you see in the mirror?
  • Words… are you using less critical words towards yourself?

This morning my buddy had only dropped 1.4lbs (still good), which was way off the normal 3.6lbs he’s been loosing on average the previous 8 weeks… BUT he was still really happy because he lost a full 2 inches overall this week and 1/2 inch was from his waist and another 1/2 inch was from his hips. 8 of the total 19 and 1/2 inches he’s lost has come off his waist and hips… and the speed at which the inches is coming off those particular sites is starting to accelerate now. He was patient and persistent and now it’s paying off.


56 DAYS = 29lbs Down and LESS 17 and 1/2 Inches of FAT!!!

That’s my buddies last 56 days progress pictures above. Day 56 was last Saturday (not today). In total he has dropped over 55lbs since mid July. I personally believe he would have quite a few weeks back if we were only using the sacles and basing that as our sole assessment tool and means of measuring success. Thankfully we aren’t and he’s very focused and happy with the progress he’s making. 









Ian Graham, ABS Co-Author and BEST Body Award Winner
Sculpt Your WHOLE Life, Not Just Your BODY

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  1. bryankav says:

    Man ABS is savage…he got taller too! HAHA

  2. Haha yeah some bird said that before about his

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