There’s really no way to measure progress unless you’re tracking yourself somehow, because duh. I’ve had friends tell me they’re too embarrassed to take “before” measurements, because they DON’T WANT TO KNOW how fat (or skinny and unmuscular) they really are. Fair enough. Take a “before” picture and be done with it. Nothing is more striking — or motivating — than a visual of how far you’ve come so far.
P.S. David “Bud Bundy” Faustino also celebrates his bday this month after successfully metamorphosing from TV geek to a muscle midget.