Setting Weight Loss Goals You Can Reach
Many people set weight loss goals either in fitness or diet, but most of the time we don’t set ourselves up for success, and instead 2 to 3 weeks later we get discouraged and give up. Do it different this time, and set your self up for success, use these 10 tips to reach your goals successfully.
Do Workouts You Enjoy
Make sure when selecting the type of workouts and exercises, pick things you will enjoy. Think about your favorite hobbies, something you do all the time. It is part of your life, you don’t have to think twice about wanting to do it. Do the same for exercise, find a workout you enjoy, something you will look forward to doing every day and you will stick to it. If you workout at home try a 10 in 10 workout
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Be Your Own Personal Trainer (Coach)
Just take 10 minutes each day, first thing in the morning and say to yourself I am working toward a fit body and I can do this, set up a plan for the day and stick to it.
Create a Goal Focused Plan
We all do it, create long list of things we need to do and then get overwhelmed by the list and put off half or all of it. Instead know what you want, and the reasons why you are doing it. Start by writing down your weight loss goals and the actions that you need to complete to achieve those goals, if its loss 20 pounds, then how are you going to get there? Be clear about what you want to accomplish and achieve and it will help keep you focused on priorities instead and avoid those easy distractions that come along.
Set Realistic Weight Loss Goals
There is no better way to get discouraged with your weight loss plans, if you set goals that are not obtainable. Be realistic when you choose a goal, use the SMART strategy
. Make sure its Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic and Timely.
Have a Backup Plan for your Workout Plan
What if you’re on a walking or running program and the weather is so bad you can’t get outside for several days or your boss says you need to stay late for meeting, don’t ditch working out because you couldn’t do what you wanted to do, make a plan for what to do in place of being outside, or having to workout later in the evening.
There Should Be No Such Thing As Excuses
Remember if you are truly committed to your weight loss goals you will overcome any obstacle that stands in your way, and excuses will rarely be used. Remember we all are busy, we all have little time, but the time it takes us to complain or come up with the excuse not to exercise, is the time you could be using to exercise.
Get Your Rest
If your tired you will not be functioning at your best, being rested and fresh will impact your desire or even will power to workout, or be active. Start a evening routine where you get to bed, early or at least 7 to 8 hours before you want to wake up.
Last but not least take the T OUT OF CAN’T
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