Okay, now that I'm over this morning's issues, NOW I'm ready to talk about setting goals - a so very seriously important step in YOUR weight loss success!
Oh, because I said so.
Are you buying that?
Because I've got some cheap waterfront in Arizona that I'd love to...
Aww, heck, sometimes I get distracted.
So..WHY is setting yourself goals so very important?
Simple. Unless you plan to succeed, you are planning to fail. And by writing down your goals throughout this weight loss process, you are putting to paper the steps you want - need - hope - to succeed.
Paper, computer, phone...heck, tattoo them on your arm for all I care - but DO set your goals.
Now, I happen to know from personal experience - wherein I've failed more than once - that you can't set such a large goal that you don't even believe yourself that you will reach it.
I've said this: I want to lose 150 pounds - somewhere like 888 times (or so).
Great goal, right?
So what I recommend is setting your goals in ways that you (in your heart of hearts) know you will reach. You must believe in them before you can attain them.
As my wonderful friend, Barb says: Believe, Begin, Become!
What are MY Goals?
Main Goal - Lose 150 Pounds (yes, I still have that goal, but first...)
Goal #1 - Lose 25 Pounds
Goal #2 - Lose 25 Pounds
Goal #3 - Lose 25 Pounds
Goal #4 - Become certified as a Life Coach (something I've done for more than 15 years, but not cert.)
Goal #5 - Lose 25 Pounds
Goal #6 - Become certified as a Personal Trainer
Goal #7 - Lose 25 Pounds
Goal #8 - Lose 25 Pounds
By the time I reach my ideal weight goal (and this may not be a total of 150 pounds; I want to be healthy, not emaciated) I will be a certified Life Coach and Personal Trainer; thus turning my dreams of saving the world - one amazing person at a time - into reality.
****Repeat the above, often, to ensure success toward main goal****
Keep in mind, as you go through this life changing process, that you may change or add to your goals. Good for you, because by then you will know you can DO this!
You need goals, you need to write them down, you need to stay focused on the little goals to get to the main goal.
Good. Because for as much as I want - need - hope - to reach MY goals, I am also - most certainly - going to be cheering you on toward yours!
Now...what are YOUR goals?
Till next time!
Want to read a quickie about Emotional Goo? Click HERE! <-- via Anytime Health
After you've set your goals you need rewards, right? Read my "Rewarding Yourself" post Right Here!