Goal Setting for Weight Loss
Many people groan when they hear the word ‘Goal Setting’ as it seems a unnecessary and dull process. I am going to share with you a fun, inspiration goal setting process which will keep you motivated and help you stay on track towards your weight loss goal. Setting a goal for weight loss is really important and will increase your chances of long term success and will also assist keeping you on track on a daily basis. It is also a process, you may be glad to hear, which involves sitting down for 30 minutes and no rigorous exercise!
Ready? Pick up a pen and make yourself comfortable.
Step 1 -Write down what you are NOT happy with when it comes to your current weight / exercise / eating habits.
Example: Overweight, lack of motivation to exercise, clothes too tight, insufficient time / energy to exercise, eating too much junk food, eating between meals; find it difficult to stick to your weight loss program.
Step 2 – Write down how you REALLY would like things to be! Don’t hold back – Go for your perfect outcome!
Example: Lose 7lbs easily, feel motivated to exercise, find it easy to eat healthy meals, feeling great inside and out, look and feel fabulous and sexy.
Step 3: Set a realistic date for when you want to achieve your goal.
Step 4: Write a goal using positive language and make it exciting! Try to be as specific as you can by including your target weight and desired weight loss amount.
Example: It is January 1st 2013 and I am so happy now that I have achieved my target goal weight of 11 stone. I found really easy to lose weight and I love the way I now look and feel. I have plenty of energy and time in my day to exercise and enjoy working out at least 3 times a week for a minimum of 40 minutes. I feel so confident and I love looking at myself in the mirror admiring my new body shape. I find it so easy to both cook and eat healthy meals. I look and feel fantastic!
Step 4 - Visualise!
When you have written your goal, take time to visualise. Sit quietly and imagine how your life is now that you have achieved your goal. How do you look and feel? See yourself with a big happy smile on your face feeling so happy that you have achieved your desired weight.
Step 5 – Read your goal every day
Try laminating your goal and placing it in the shower where you can read it at least once a day. The more you read it, the more you will achieve it.
Step 6 – Use positive thoughts.
Try repeating the following statements first thing in the morning or while you are working out. Repeated positive statement will help dispel any negative thoughts you have about yourself and will support the achievement of your goals.
· I deserve to achieve my goal and I accept it now
· I find it easy to exercise three times a week
· I am my perfect weight
· I can do it!
· I am relaxed and stress free
Happy Goal Setting!
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