For a quick progress check of your weight, body fat, resting heart rate, and circumference measurements. Weight Loss and Fitness Progress Chart
Keep the results of the following in your food/exercise journal and redo the results every 4-6 weeks
Check with a doctor before beginning
Measurements: waist, chest, hips, upper and lower arm and leg
Waist measurement: men-more than 40 and women-more than 35 considered to be health risks
BMI (Body Mass Index) at risk at 25-35
Measure for the following:
Knee push-ups-how many push-ups can you do
1 mile walk—count your heart rate before you begin. Place your fingers on the side of your neck. Count the pulses in 15 second intervals and multiply this number by 4.
After the walk-take your heart rate before you begin. Write it down and complete your walk. After the walk, write down how long the walk too. Also record your heart rate and record it also.
Heart rate can also be measured quickly by taking your pulse for six seconds and adding a zero to your pulse.