A quick tip for those who are looking to lose weight in 2014: Use your camera to track your progress.
The scale is not really the best way to track how you are doing – and can actually demotivate you. The reason is that muscle weighs more than fat. Therefore, when you first start trying to lose weight, you may be getting in shape, but your scale might tell you that you've put on some pounds. When that happens, many people feel like giving up – because it seems like they've put in the work and eaten less but still gained weight! But, this is temporary. It just means you've been working out well and have put on some muscle.
A better way to gauge your progress is to take a picture of your body in a mirror once a week. Then, post those pictures where you will be able to check them out. Week by week, you'll see the effect diet and exercise are actually having on your body, and you'll realize just how effective your efforts are. Plus, looking at the first picture will remind you of what you looked like when you started – and you'll be motivated to make sure you don't look like that again! #Liveinfitness #healthyliving #fitness