Weight Loss Motivation Tip 2 deals with setting your goals for losing weight in the near term and long term. It does not matter whether you want to loss 30 pounds or 100 pounds you need to develop your personal weight loss goals.
Goal setting is used by many top athletes, business leaders, and those that want to achieve high in their specific field. Setting goals will give you long-range vision and short-term motivation.
A useful method of making your goals more powerful is to use the SMART mnemonic. SMART stands for:
- S – Specific (or Significant).
- M – Measurable (or Meaningful).
- A – Attainable (or Action-Oriented).
- R – Relevant (or Rewarding).
- T – Time-bound (or Trackable).
So here is an example, instead of having “To lose weight” as a goal, your goal would be more powerful to say “To lose 30 pounds in the next 6 months by losing 5 pound each month.” You also want to make the time period for the easy weight loss reasonable. Do not say you want to lose 100 pounds in 3 months. It just will not happen.
Obviously, your goal will only be attainable if you plan for the weight loss by selecting a diet program such as The Diet Solution and determining which weight loss exercises you plan to use to lose weight and body fat!
So grab your calendar and write your goals on the calendar for how much weight you want to lose each month. Make the weight loss goal very realistic and attainable. Example: your current weight is 190 pounds; your long-term goal is 130 pounds. Let’s say it is January 1st. Set your first goal of 15 pounds then realistically plan for that and give it a date. Say March 5th (this will give you 9 weeks to lose 15 pounds). Set smaller weight loss goals the first couple of months to help keep yourself motivated then increase your weight loss goals a little as you meet goals.
You see what gets looked at everyday will get done. This goes for you weight loss goals written on your calender. You also want to tell someone about your weight loss goals. Post it on Facebook.
Setting Results Oriented Weight Loss Goals