SECRETS TO SETTING SUCCESSFUL WEIGHT LOSS GOALS.
Setting a weight loss goal seems like a no brainer…right?
However if you are here it must be because you have set them and not met them and are discouraged and disgusted. Well you have landed in the right place. Try these 3 easy steps.
Set a reasonable goal and build on it, not pounds lost, but rather, I will drink 8 glasses of ice water each day.
Celebrate each small victory. Yay I drank 6 glasses of water, or Yay I walked for 10 minutes today.
Keep starting over each day, as if it is your first day. This does not give you a license to go crazy off course everyday, but just know that you can and will start over the next day. Sooner or later your goal will seem more like the norm than the other crazy place and you will be ready to set your next reasonable goal.
By setting and reaching small achievable goals our brain releases dopamine. This in turn causes a sensation of pleasure. When the brain is stimulated by achievement it keeps us focused and rewards our focus and achievement by elevating our mood.
Having only long term goals gets to be frustrating so set both long
term and short term goals. Your goals can be as simple as trying a new one minute exercise, plank or recipe, getting caught up on errands, cleaning out a closet or finally learning how to use that app. You can also break your long term goals into parts so that as you achieve part one you can gives yourself that Dopamine boost to motivate you to go on to achieve part two.
Goal setting although beneficial can also create clutter of the mind. Having too many goals makes us feel anxious, frustrated and even frozen or stuck. As in having so much to do that we cannot seem to move or get unstuck.
In the Happy Weight Loss course you will get specific training on how to set and achieve goals, whether they be weight loss and increasing movement or just decluttering your to do list.
This is the first step in achieving your goal, to set one.