Often people skip this part of the process thinking that the scales will be enough to tell the story but that’s simply not true.
In fact, I believe measurements are a more accurate way to see the real changes that are occurring to your body.
To take your measurements you will need a dressmaker’s tape measure and a mirror to make sure you have your tape measure straight.
Here are my tips for taking accurate measurements:
- Keep the tape measure parallel to the floor, letting it sag down will add extra centimetres
- Hold the tape on your skin but don’t pull it in
- Stay relaxed, don’t try to suck anything in
I want to keep it simple, so we are just going to measure and record your bust, waist, hips and thigh. If you’d prefer to take more measurements, that’s fine, just record them in a note book or in the notes app on your phone.
Ideally you want to take your measurements naked as it’s easier to see where the tape measure should sit. First thing in the morning is a good time, especially if you are prone to bloating from certain foods.
BUST: Measure all the way around the bust, in line with your nipples
WAIST: On the narrowest part of your torso, usually just above the belly button
HIPS: Around the widest part of your bottom
THIGH: Around the fullest part of your upper leg while standing
Remember to make sure the tape measure is level with the floor.
I recommend you take your measurements once a month, perhaps add a reminder to your calendar.