Set up mini goals to go along with your overall goal for weight loss. Say you have 100 pounds to lose. Set a mini goal of 20-25 and once you hit that, reward yourself. Do something you love to do, buy yourself something nice, etc. But try to stay away from rewarding yourself with a food. It helps keep out the extra calories you would gain.. and you end up happy anyways. :)
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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.
Setting mini goals and deadlines based on upcoming events is motivating.
I like to dangle carrots in front of me to keep me going in the right direction. Good carrots for me are, upcoming social events, like family reunions and weddings. Sometimes it's just knowing I'm going to see someone I don't see very often. Hope it helps you too!306
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