Which is where Sarah Duff comes in. The health and fitness coach over at @sarahdufflifestyleandfitness reckons there’s a super simple way to tell if you’re on the right track.
"The signs of a successful plan and [your] progress is so much more than just a number on a scale or the shrinking of body parts," she explained on Insta. "Your plan should be giving you overall life improvements both physically, mentally which should make your whole life better."
A good idea in theory, but one that’s not so easy to measure. Thankfully, Sarah’s got this covered too – in the form of a 9-step checklist.
According to Sarah, the signs to watch for are:
- You feel satisfied after eating
- You have increased strength and stamina
- You’re sleeping better
- You make better and more controlled food choices
- You feel energised
- You feel less anxious
- You view yourself differently
- You feel happier
- You haven’t let it completely take over your life
Sure, these might not be the drastic physical changes you’d usually use as a measure of success, but as Sarah points out, “they are a positive indication of progress and really fricken important.”
“These changes are things that make you a stronger person and when you feel stronger you can and will achieve more,” she added.
We couldn’t agree more.