I’ve tried not to measure often, but it never works. Once I went so far as to lock my ruler in my safe, figuring the hassle of retrieving it would help. Nope. I have a callus above my pubic bone where the edge of the ruler presses.
By frequently measuring you get good feedback whether a particular routine is working. Reaching a new measurement for the first time is extremely rewarding and motivating. It fades the memory of the drudgery endured on those days that you didn’t really feel like PEing but did it anyway. It renews the spirit and re-ignites some of the enthusiasm and gusto we had as newbies.
At the beginning of January I was 7.0” BPEL. I gained 3/16” in 4 weeks, and eeked out a solid 7.25” while wearing a cock ring. Yeah, another first. Today immediately after hanging I was 7 3/8” wearing a cock ring. Another first. I’m now hitting 8” FSL right after my workouts. Yet another first. These are the things that keep me going. Some may laugh at getting excited over a little fraction here or there, but they all add up. Many little steps and small goals achieved make the path toward the final goal enjoyable.