It can be overwhelming if we focus too much on our ultimate goal weight, especially if we have a substantial amount of weight to lose. To prevent discouragement, break that big goal down into smaller, more manageable ones, and set up a reward for every goal reached. Nothing motivates like success!
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Mini challenges help me stay motivated. Instead of thinking "I will be consuming x amount of calories until I reach goal" I now break my goal down per week and tell myself I will consume x amount of calories and burn x amount at the gym this week. Breaking it down into a 7 day challenge makes it more manageable in my opion!
Set small daily achievements, break your big goal down into small steps which you can easily win and gain self confidence. It is like the old saying "How do you eat an elephant?" One bite at a time. So break down your goal into small manageable steps to develop your success!
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