Is it true that you should measure yourself before you exercise? How often should i measure myself to see if i am loosing inches?
Measure yourself at the beginning of your program. Then a good measure is at 4 week increments. You will start to see and feel changes in your clothes but have to give time for the changes to occur!
I have never tried this but it seems reasonable. I would recommend no more frequently than weekly (which is how often most people I know recommend weighing yourself), as losing enough to make a noticeable difference will not be an overnight process, and it can be demotivating when you don't see the results you're hoping for.
When I started a workout regimen, I began seeing muscle tone in my arms around 2 weeks in, my legs about 4 weeks in, and a noticeable difference for my stomach after about six weeks. Just make sure you are realistic in your expectations and don't get discouraged - there are all kinds of ways you will see improvements, not just inches lost!
I don't measure myself weekly. I just measured myself on day one of my program and then I'll measure myself at the end of the program. But for me, the best measurement of progress is my clothing. If my pants/shirt/etc are loose, I'm losing inches.
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