How To Set A Weight Loss Goal And Actually Achieve It.
Has it happened to you that you want to lose weight but no matter how hard you try, you can not reach your goal? Maybe the problem is not your diet, or your exercise routine, maybe the problem is that from the beginning you have chosen the wrong goal to work for.
A realistic but motivating goal is one of the keys to success when you want to lose weight, and if you still don’t know how to set a weight loss goal that you actually achieve, you are in trouble, your goal is the basis of all your progress, if you set an incorrect goal, or for the wrong reasons, you will fail no matter how many times you try.
But don’t worry, today you will learn with us how to set a weight loss goal in the right way, a goal that motivates you and pushes you to the end of the road, to finally get the body you want.
First… What is your goal?
Ok you know you want to lose weight, but how much weight do you want to lose? This is different for all people and depends on your current situation, your final target and why you want to lose weight.
But if you are not clear about how much weight you need to lose to build the body you want, a good way to decide this is simply by learning the ideal weight that you should have according to your age, sex and height, this is what we call Body Mass Index or BMI.
The BMI is just a guide to know the weight you should have to enjoy good health, and you should take it as just that, as a guide to know the amount of overweight your body currently has, and knowing that, set the amount of total weight that you must lose to achieve your goal weight.
Breaking the big picture into small pieces.
The key now is to set smaller goals for shorter periods of time, for example, if your ultimate goal is to lose 40 pounds in 6 months, you should first establish a smaller goal of losing 8 pounds in the first 30 days.
It is important to start slowly especially if you have never tried to lose weight before, you must establish a goal that is realistic for you, that way you have the confidence that you will achieve it.
After you start losing some weight and you gain confidence in your plan and your habits, you can change the amount of weight you want to lose every month according to your own circumstances.
Tip: Of course to lose weight successfully is not enough to learn how to set your weight loss goal correctly, you must also have an effective and healthy plan. If you have doubts about which plan to choose or how to create your own weight loss plan, get our free weight loss guide by clicking here.
The final piece, discovering your why.
We have almost finished “cooking” our goal, but it still lacks the last and most important ingredient. Many people set weight loss goals every year, every month, every week, but the truth is that just a few get to the end, and in our opinion is due to the lack of this last ingredient of the recipe, if you take enough time taking this last step, the possibilities of building the body you want increase in an amazing way.
So now it’s time to add in your recipe your WHY, what is this? It is simply the main reason (or reasons) why you want to reach your goal, a strong why will be the difference between success and failure, so you should take enought time to search deep in your head and your heart, to find out the real reason why you want to transform your body.
If you say “I want to lose 30 pounds in the next 6 months” it sounds good, but it is not enough, it does not really motivate, it is not a goal for which you would do anything to achieve it. But instead if you say “I want to lose 30 pounds in the next 6 months because I’m tired of my low self-esteem, I want to recover my health and my confidence to live happier every day and live a long life with my family” that would be a goal for which you would strive every day until you get it, right? Well that is the power of WHY.
That’s why the last step you should take before starting your weight loss journey is to take the time to discover the real why, you must establish reasons that are important to you, not to satisfy other people, do it for your health, for your self-esteem, for your family, for your dreams.
After completing this step now you are ready to start, and remember that learning how to set a weight loss goal and doing it is just the beginning, now you must establish the method by which you will achieve it, you can get our blueprint to lose weight from here.