Getting Clear About Your Weight Loss Goal
So often in the business world or in general goal setting, you hear people talk about getting clear about what you want. You can’t really reach a goal until you know what that goal is. Plus, if you don’t have a goal or destination, how will you know when you get there?
Well, the same can be said of your weight loss goal. Is your reason strong enough? Are you clear about your ‘why’?
Do you give up at the first setback? Whether caused by something you did (e.g. overeating) or something completely out of your control (e.g. injury or sickness), setbacks are almost always a guarantee with weight loss.
How you focus on reaching your weight loss goal and dealing with setbacks will determine your level of success.
What’s The Reason For Your Weight Loss Goal?
Anyone who wants to lose weight will have a reason behind it. It could be for physical reasons, so it’ll be easier to move around. It could be for vanity reasons so you’ll look better in your clothes.
Or it could be for health reasons. Whatever the reason for your weight loss goal you need to get clear about it. You need to instill those thoughts into your daily thinking. Get passionate about it. If you don’t keep it at the forefront of your mind, it’s likely you’ll just forget about it. If you don’t have some passion and determination behind your goals, it’s likely you will give up before you reach them.
Determining A Strong Why
Will reaching your weight loss goal make you feel better mentally and physically? Do you have big plans for when you reach this goal? If not, start making big plans so you have an added bonus when you reach your weight loss goal.
- What will it feel like if you reach your goal?
- What will it feel like if you give up?
- Which feeling do you like better?
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Dealing With Weight Loss Setbacks
Reaching your weight loss goal is a long and tough process that’s usually riddled with setbacks. The main thing that separates the successful weight losers from the unsuccessful ones is how they respond to setbacks.
Eliminate the Culprits in Your Weight Loss Plan
When you hit a weight loss setback, the very first thing you should do is try to get to the bottom of what is causing your progress to grind to a halt. Take a hard look at your diet and workout plan as well as your calorie-tracking system to ensure everything is on the right track.
Are you sleeping fewer hours than usual? Are you eating more outside than at home? Even the smallest of indulgences such as taking little tastes while preparing dinner or stealing a couple of fries from a friend’s plate can trigger a setback in your gains.
Switch Up Your Workouts
Doing the same exercise over and over will see your body adapt to the routine and eventually stop responding to workouts. Switch up your workouts. Increase the intensity of your workouts, introduce new and fun routines to your workouts, or do more of weight lifting and strengthening exercises. Any change is good as it will challenge your body and therefore prompt it to continue losing fat.
The best way to keep weight loss continuous and reach your weight loss goal is to burn more calories than you consume. So, find simple ways of moving more. Increase the frequency of your workouts, walk more whenever you can, take the stairs instead of the elevator, park your car further from the office, engage in simple exercises while watching TV, and so on. The more you move, the more calories you will burn, and the leaner you will become. What’s more, physical activity boosts mood and can therefore act as a great motivation booster.
You Can Reach Your Weight Loss Goal
Remember, no matter what goal you want to achieve in life, whether it’s with weight loss or some other goal, it’s well worth getting a strong why and a strong determination to reach it. Give yourself daily pep-talks. Write down your why and post it all over your house. Take a hard look at your diet and workout plan as well as your calorie-tracking system to ensure everything is on the right track. Take advantage of apps like My Food Diary. This highly-acclaimed food database contains over 100,000 foods to improve your diet and the exercise log can calculate calories burned for over 700 activities to help you achieve your weight loss goal.