Shedding pounds, even just a few of them, can be a real challenge. (And that’s probably the understatement of the year!) If you’ve tried and struggled in the past, set yourself up for success this time around by using a weight loss tracker printable. In fact, I’ll give you two. 😉
Yep, you read that right. Unlike so many other fitness gadgets, these won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Nope, these are free printable weight loss tracker printables!
Okay, I know that January 1st is the traditional day for vowing to make BIG changes in your life, but the truth is, there is never a bad time to decide to get fit! Even if you’ve tried 1,000 times before and haven’t been able to stick with it, maybe this is the time you go the distance. Just be sure to set yourself up for success by setting SMART goals and by using one of these cute weight loss tracker printable PDFs!
By the way, if losing weight was your New Year’s resolution, you aren’t alone. In fact, the number one New Year’s resolution for 2021 was to lose weight and/or exercise more (Source)! However by using a weight loss tracker printable you can break away from the rest!
SMART Goals and the Weight Loss Tracker Printable
One of the best things you can do to ensure you meet your goal is to make sure your setting the right goal(s). In this case, I’m referring to a SMART goal. SMART stands for:
- Specific – Your goal should be very well defined. Don’t just say you’ll lose weight; say you’ll lose 15 pounds. And be sure to write that goal on your weight loss tracker template because according to Inc., you are 42% more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down!
- Measurable – Make your goal something you can actually quantify. If you pick something specific you can most likely measure it. In this case, if your goal is to lose 15 pounds, all you need to do is know what your starting weight is and then use the daily, weekly, or monthly weight loss tracker to keep a record of your progress.
- Achievable – Your goal has to be realistic or you’re automatically setting yourself up for failure!
- Relevant – Is your goal relevant to you and your current situation? (If you’re reading this “2 Free Weight Loss Tracker Printables” post, I’m guessing the answer is yes, and if you aren’t sure, allow me to assure you that your health is always a worthwhile endeavor!)
- Time Bound – You should put a timeframe or time limit around your goal. You will not just lose 15 pounds but you will do it in a certain (very specific) amount of time, such as 6 months. Again, be sure to write your chosen time frame on your free printable weight loss tracker to hold yourself accountable.
Setting SMART goals gives you the very best chance at success. If you’re interested in learning more about SMART goals you can read this article.
Why Use A Weight Loss Tracker Printable
There are a lot of reasons I recommend manually tracking your weight loss efforts. The what you use doesn’t matter so much as long as you’re using something, and preferable that something is a good old fashioned hand-written record. You have to find the tool that works best for you, so be sure to check out:
- Monthly weight loss trackers.
- Weight loss charts.
- Weight loss tracker templates that doesn’t use dates, like the two I’m about to share with you.
- Full blown fitness journals.
However, again, tracking is what is important. According to research from the American Psychological Association, “companies that track their goals in real-time are twice as likely to hit all of their goals in a 12 month period. In fact, the more frequently you check in on your progress toward your goal, the more likely you are to succeed.”
I know that quote is specifically about companies, but I believe the exact same principle applies to individuals!
There are three reasons I really like these free printable weight loss trackers:
- They’re free! If you aren’t careful, getting fit can quickly become a money pit—workout apparel, gym memberships, fitness tracking watches, etc. These weight loss tracker templates don’t cost a thing!
- They’re simple. So many fitness trackers, especially the electronic ones, are overly complicated which can discourage use. I’ve seen weight lost tracker weekly templates that have so many fields to fill in it feels like you’re doing your taxes! Keep it simple! Otherwise you’ll find yourself with the perfect excuse to avoid your goal. 😉
- They’re cute. I love the bright colors and fun feel of both of these free printable weight loss trackers.
Last but not least, I always opt to write my progress down vs. typing it or allowing a device to keep track for me because when you write something down you are more likely to remember it. Writing reinforces the importance of the thing.
So snag a cute weight loss tracker printable PDF and start keeping a record of your journey today!
Weight Loss Tracker Printable: Pounds Lost
The first of the cute weight loss tracker printable pdfs allows you to track not your weight but the pounds you’ve lost so far. And it couldn’t get any simpler to use; just color in the corresponding bubbles for how many pounds you’ve shed. I encourage you to use various colored pencils to keep the bright and cherry feel going.
Since you shouldn’t be dropping a pound every day—we want to shed weight in a healthy way—this is probably best used as a weekly or even monthly weight loss tracker vs. as a daily weight loss tracker printable. One of the big benefits of this printable is that because your actual weight is not written anywhere on it, you could post this somewhere visible, like your fridge, without embarrassment.
Tip: While this weight loss tracker template does not list your actual weight, I do want to encourage you to write your starting and goal weight on the back. Your starting weight because you want to remember where you’ve come from and your goal weight because, as mentioned above, writing your goal down makes you more likely to achieve it!
Weight Loss Tracker Printable: Weight Progress
The second free printable weight loss tracker calls for you to actually write down your weight. It has clearly defined places for you to write your starting and goal weights. If you are more comfortable tracking pounds lost instead of your current weight, you could do that as well … remember, whatever works best for you!
There are no dates on this template, so you can use it as a weight loss tracker weekly, daily, or any frequency you please. However, I do recommend that you either be consistent, such as weighing in every Monday morning right before breakfast, or write the date / time of your weigh in along with your weight on the weight loss tracker printable. That way you’ll have plenty of insight into any inconsistent jumps (or lack-thereof).
Tip: Depending on your goal weight, it may be unrealistic to go from start to finish in the space one printable offers. If you’ve got lofty goals, you’ve got this … but be sure to snag a couple copies of this cute weight loss tracker printable! 🙂
Need a little inspiration to go along with your accountability? While waiting for your free printable weight loss tracker to print, get motivated with these:
Which of the weight loss tracker printables do you plan to use? How do you keep yourself motivated on your fitness journey? Share your feedback and inspiration in the comments!