I like to make almost every weigh in count by hoping to achieve chunked-down mini goals. It's fun to look forward to the "will I make it to___ this week? " feeling and it really keeps me focused and motivated to do my very best every single day.
Sometimes it's getting to a mini goal based on total lost, sometimes it's getting out of 30's entering the 20's etc. Other times, it's reaching percentage lost milestones or making some headway down through the BMI charts. One way or another, I've always got a reason to succeed each week.
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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.
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
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