Challenge Vault – Before Measurements Form

Before you complete this form we suggest the following:

  1. Read the form from start to finish first so you are familiar with what is required.
  2. Plan your answers and record measurements on paper first before inputting them.
  3. A PC or iPad will be easier to complete the form on than a mobile phone if available to you.

Thanks! Let’s go!


  • (Please use the details that you used for your initial sign-up)

    These measurements are performed by yourself with the assistance of a willing friend, partner, or challenge buddy for accuracy.


    - Round to one decimal point when not a round number eg: 96.5

    - Round numbers do not require a decimal eg: 96

    - Only input the number and NOT metrics such as cm, kgs

  • (Wear a minimal amount of clothing for a realistic measurement. Please use a reliable scale, weigh yourself 3 times and enter the most common measurement or an average of the three for the most accurate results. MOST NB please make sure that this same scale will be available at the end of your 8-week challenge for your "after" measurements.)
  • (Lift up your arms, wrap the tape measure around your chest, just above the nipple, and then lower your arms. Ladies above the top of the breasts.)
  • (Either left or right, but be consistent and use the same one for your "after" measurements at the end of the challenge. Measure middle section of the bicep with the arm held out straight to your side, palm facing up and not flexed.)
  • (Across the belly-button and around.)
  • (Left or right, but be consistent and use the same one for your "after" measurements at the end of the challenge. Measure around the biggest area of your thigh.)
  • (Over and around the widest part of your bum.)
  • (On your belt-line.)
  • (This is not a compulsory requirement but for your personal benefit I encourage you to track your body fat % with the help of a professional or at a health club.)


  • Want to lose weight? Fit into an old pair of jeans? Reduce your Blood Sugar readings? Lose centimetres off your tummy? Feel younger and have more energy?

    Whatever your goals are, try to make them as S.M.A.R.T. as possible.
    (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Based)

    We suggest that you set yourself a variety of goals that involve several different types of measurements.

    Relying on only one measurement of progress, such as the scale, is a recipe for disaster because progress is a complex process that often involves many small mental, physical, and emotional wins that add up to the end result. If you only ever look for the final result, you may miss all the other awesome things that you have been achieving.

    If you want some ideas, take a look at: 10 Measurements That Are Better Than The Scale.

    While coming up with these goals, spend some time thinking about what BEHAVIOURS are going to help you achieve these goals.

    You can set as many S.M.A.R.T. goals as you want, but you are still unlikely to achieve them unless you perform the daily actions required to achieve those goals.

    Use the list creator below to add 3 different goals that you want to achieve over the next 8 weeks.

    (Click the block / plus on the right to add a new row)

    Add a new row

  • Please SAVE / BACKUP your data!

    Computers have gremlins, servers crash and funny things happen with IT guys which they can never explain... So please do us a favour by saving a copy of your measurements and photos in a safe place.

    At the end of this challenge you will need to submit BOTH your before AND after measurements, so you will need this data on hand.

  • A link with instructions for these can be found in the Challenge Vault: