We all try to 'GO FOR THE GOAL', but it always seems so far away. If we choose 'mini-goals' for which to work, it sure makes the process more enjoyable. If you have 75 lbs to lose, it can mess with your head because we think that it will take us a long time to reach it, and get totally bummed. However, if you choose a mini-goal to work for, you have more joyful occasions that will help keep you motivated to work toward that ultimate goal.
If you start at 223, the first mini-goal might be at 220, then maybe 215. Then when you get to 200, you can have a little bit bigger celebration!!
Working toward those mini-goals sure does help me!
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Losing an amount of weight can seem really daunting - I have 50lbs to lose and thinking of it like that it is such a big number. So to make it easier I make myself mini goals. Reaching the next decade, stone (I am from the UK). My next mini goal is that I have 3lbs to go and I will be half way there! Focusing on a smaller amount of weight to lose seems more do-able and inspires me to move onto the next mini goal.
MORE INFORMATION: 381 I use stones as well as pounds - 1 stone = 14lbs
When I started my journey I was great following healthy foods and giving up all the "junk" foods I was eating...then the "cravings" started... I wanted to eat everything...that was full of fat and carbs and so high in calories it was going to put on 20 lbs in one meal!!~~ Started to chat to myself...lol...I do that often...AND made a pact with myself...that IF I hit a mini-goal...I would "Treat" myself to ONE of those cravings~~BUT I had to go right back to my healthy foods....334
So Along comes first mini goal...I had my "fatty fast food treat" and DID go right back on my healthy eating plan....then set another Mini goal....and started "PLANNING" my next "treat"... May not be everyone's Cup of Tea...but it motivated me to get to each new mini-goal and I lost 90 lbs~224
I set mini goals for myself because my big goal of losing 50 pounds is so overwhelming. My current mini goal is to lose 10 lbs before my future sister-in-law's bachelorette party, but I also set mini goals for each work out, for instance, run three blocks further today than I did yesterday.
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