Why Goal Setting Is Important For Weight Loss
* Establishing Realistic Goals
Goals, which are set effectively, are more likely to be achieved. The process of setting the goal plays a very important part. The reason many people do not achieve their goals is often due to how they set them. What are well set goals? One method is known as setting SMART goals. SMART stands for:
* S Specific
* M Measurable
* A Achievable
* R Realistic
* T Time Bound
Specific - Ensure the goal you set is very specific, clear and easy. Instead of setting a goal to lose weight or be healthier, set a specific goal to lose 2 inches of your waistline or to walk 5 miles at an aerobically challenging pace.
Keep the goal simple so it is easy to understand what you want to achieve. The goal needs to be important to you and exciting enough to prompt you to do what is necessary to achieve it. If the goal is not important to you, I encourage you to drop it because you are not likely to achieve it and often end up feeling as if you have failed.
You can set many goals. Just choose one you really want to have as the result.