Set goals. One of the secrets to being successful in a lifestyle change is to set goals. Set a long term goal first this is the ultimate goal. Then set several intermediate goals. These will be easier to reach thus helping you feel successful along the way. Then add a dose of perseverance.
Short term goals are much easier to achieve. Each successive goal brings you closer to your ultimate goal.
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... about anything that might be getting in the way of your goals. You can seek out a friend, a confidant, a doctor, a pastor, a family member and you can talk face to face, on the phone, in an email, on a message board--but talk to somebody. It will help you to think things through and stay focused--don't go out and "chase bunnies!" Stick to your goals!306
Don't forget these goals can be about things other than your fitness and weight loss/ maintenance goals. They can be about your personal goals, financial goals, professional/ career goals, family goals etc... This is really important if something might be a bit problematic or worrisome.24
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