Setting goals for yourself creates an air of motivation and can be a great catalyst for change. Mississippi in Motion has set the goal of ½ to 2 lbs lost per week, but your personal goals may be far more involved. Let’s discuss how to intelligently set goals unique to your needs and create the proper environment to achieve those goals.
First, let’s begin with your ultimate, or long-term, goal. This is what you want to achieve in the long run. It may take up to a year or more to get there, but it is well worth your effort. Your short-term goal is what you need to do over the next few weeks that will take you step-by-step to that long-term goal.
Often we aim for the long-term goal, such as, “I want to lose 60 pounds in 6 months.” But many of us get overwhelmed and frustrated by the expectation we've created for ourselves. Instead, you can create more gradual goals that offer rewards one step at a time, such as “I will walk 20 minutes every day.” Over time, you may see how that burn in your thighs from walking regularly translates to fewer pounds and brings you closer to that 60-pound reduction that was your long-term goal. Let’s formulate short-term goals that naturally lead to long-term goals and see if we can make them all a reality.
In this lesson, you will:
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