Have a new health or fitness goal? Measuring your progress is an important step in achieving that goal, and these two frugal (not free) weekly weight loss tracker templates can help!
Let’s not beat around the bush; stepping on the scale can be an anxiety inducing experience … even when you’re all alone in the privacy of your own bathroom. However, if you’ve set new SMART fitness goals, measuring your progress is part of the package. And doing so, no matter what the numbers on the scale say, can impact your likelihood of success!
According to a study by the American Psychological Association, “If you are trying to achieve a goal, the more often that you monitor your progress, the greater the likelihood that you will succeed; your chances of success are even more likely if you report your progress publicly or physically record it.” To unpack that, monitoring your progress and actually recording it, rather than just stepping on the scale and mentally noting the number, can increase the likelihood that you will reach your goal. These frugal (not free) weekly weight loss tracker templates are an easy way to start measuring! 🙂
12 Week Weight Loss Tracker Template
This 12 week weight loss tracker template will be a bright spot in your week, literally, thanks to the colorful kettlebells! The colors may bring a more positive connotation to the task of weighing yourself. You can use this 12 week weight loss tracker template in two different ways:
- Write your actual weight each week in the kettlebell. So if you weighted 150 pounds on week five, you’d write 150 on the week five kettlebell, regardless of how much you gained or lost.
- Write the amount you gained or lost each week in the kettlebell. So if you lost three pounds on week five you’d write -3 on the week five kettlebell.
Option two can be a great way to preserve some sense of privacy if you want to keep this weight loss tracker printable someplace where other people might see it because it just lists plus or minus pounds, not your actual weight.
Tip: Regardless of which option you use, I do recommend writing your goal weight somewhere on the frugal (not free) weekly weight loss tracker template, even if it’s on the back of the printable. That way you can easily refer to the number and check in to see how close you are or if you may need to make tweaks. If you may need more than one 12 week weight loss tracker template in order to reach your goal, consider writing where you want to be at the end of this 12 week cycle on the back rather than your overall end goal.
Weekly Weight Loss Tracker Template for 31 Weeks
This weight loss tracker printable gives you room to track for 31 weeks at a time. It’s great if you have loftier, long-term goals and want to keep your tracking all in one place. Another great thing about this frugal (not free) printable weekly weight loss tracker template is that it offers space for you to include measurements as well as your weight.
Depending on your goals, fitness, and nutrition, it is possible for you to do everything “right” and still see the number on the scale stay the same or even go up. This could indicate that you’re swapping fat for muscle. Muscle weighs more than fat but takes up less space, so you would likely see your measurements go down. This is probably most likely if you’re adding some kind of strength training to your fitness routine.
Health and Fitness Journal
The 2 printable weekly weight loss tracker templates are part of the fitness journal template printables, available in the shop. The journal also includes:
- Printable Weekly Workout Schedule for Men and Women Template
- Inspirational Fitness Quotes Printables
- Weight Loss Plan
- SMART Fitness Goals: Examples & Printable Template
- Fitness Tracker Printable
- How to Set a Fitness and Nutrition + Printable Template
- Female Printable Body Measurement Chart