get-motivated tip

Break it Down Realistically

Just because we want a specific goal to happen, doesn’t mean it’s going to be realistic. If you say, “I’m going to lose 50lbs in 3 weeks” – that’s not realistic or going to serve you well. If we break down our goals into mini-goals, we’re more likely to accomplish them, celebrate and keep going towards the bigger goal. For example, you might say “I am going to lose 2lbs this week by working out 3x a week and tracking my food daily.” Then each week, you can celebrate your accomplishment and move to the next week’s 2lb goal. That way you don’t feel like you’re working towards this huge monumental thing. Plus, it reminds us to take a moment and pat ourselves on the back. You should celebrate losing 2lbs each week as much as that big 50lb goal – it’s hard work, and you rocked it!