I often become discouraged, and as such I do not allow my goals to set me up to fail. I have a small weight loss goal for the month, usually the absolute smallest amount I could lose under my current regimen. Then I leave the scale alone! At the end of the month I get to see my progress, and I have not been let down yet.
The best part about doing this: I never feel discourage by the number on the scale AND I do not stress about it. Weighing myself weekly was too much as it can fluctuate so much.
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Goal Setting for motivation, planning, actions & SUCCESS!
Set Monthly goals in Micro, Mini, Medium & Major. Blog these at the end of the month for the following month then adjust "other goals" for tracking, accountability & celebrating!! If you are a list person, this works!! Spark Streaks can be set to support each months goals. Micro & Mini goals tend to be the building blocks to medium/major goals. This way you don't get over whelmed or miss steps. You set up your training and prep. My monthly blogs are helping me!! Check them out!
Tracking with SP makes it easy to knock of goals, hold yourself accountable and to celebrate victories! Set some rewards, set up your prep, research, tools and equipment needed! This process is working form me.
The 'big' goal can sometimes feel far away and hard to reach. So I make a 'mini-goal' for each month, including a reward. Be it tracking my food/exercise every day or completeing an official monthly challenge, it keeps me focused and allows me to celebrate progress that's getting me closer to my larger purpose. And having a new goal each month keeps things fresh, interesting and challenging, without becoming overwhelming.
You know what you want to do. What are your ultimate goals? How are you going to get there? Sometimes they seem monumental. Set mini-goals. Weekly, monthly, or longer, and post them. Write them out in a blog, journal, or on paper and POST IT. Be accountable, check them off and be proud! You did it!!
My mini goals-some are weight and food related, some aren't. I make sure my goals are NOT :"Lose 2 pounds this week", BUT are things like, "Work out 6 of 7 days, 3 of them cardio, 3 ST". and "Get 5+serving of freggies daily". "Make a stranger smile 4 of 7 days" Make them achievable & challenging!
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