When it comes to losing weight the most important step a person can take is to set realistic goals! You probably already have a combination of them such as, exercise, weight loss, calorie intake, etc. Having a goal in any area of your life is important because it helps keep you motivated, so naturally you should put some careful thought into them!
Always make your goals your own and align them with your own likes and dislikes, this way you are more likely to succeed. It is possible to achieve anything that you truly desire, but when it comes to goal setting, set yourself up for success by keeping your goals realistic!
Try to keep your goals small at first until you get into the habit of achieving them. However, don't go to small because if you aren't excited by them you are less likely to achieve! Just remember to stay flexible in your approach because you can always adjust your goals at a later stage.
Start with the end in mind
Your focus should always be on the end target like your ideal body weight, this helps you stay motivated instead of resistant to the work needed to achieve those goals. When you set your ultimate end in mind, it gives a target to aim for instead just running around in circles hopping to achieve your goals! Setting up the long-term game helps to set the frame work for the short-term game plan.
These are the short-term or daily goals such as the steps you are going to take every day. Most people who complete this step correctly find that the long-term goals take care of themselves! It is really important to have these types of goals because helps to build success one step at a time.
Let's face it, sometimes losing weight can be a real 'grind'! So set mini goals like, “I'll eat just one fruit today” this way you can start tasting the feeling of success one step at a time! Your mental attitude will be a big factor in losing weight so make sure to keep inspired when you can.
I know what it is like to change your lifestyle, it can be really hard! So if you accomplish your weight loss goals for the week reward yourself, with a cheat meal like pizza or a cheesy burger. Just remember it's a cheat meal not a cheat day!
At the end of the day losing weight is about what you do day by day, that gets you to your ultimate goals. Don't look too far ahead when you are planning your goals but make sure to commit yourself! And if you mess up remember that there is always tomorrow to correct your mistakes!