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How To Goal Set For Weight Loss

Updated: Oct 31, 2023


how to goal set for weight loss

Whether it is the 'last 5lbs' or 50lbs


Goal setting and tracking is a must in your weight loss program


And in this post I want to teach you how not only set goal(s) specific to this


But to also show you how you can ensure you hit every single one and stay on track along the way


The trick to with weight loss goals is to go AGAINST what you have been taught in goal setting


In traditional goal setting you are taught to go with the end in mind


So, if the goal is to save for a house and you need 30k


Then this is what you write down


Most people when it comes to weight loss will understandably set a weight loss target, for example 10 stone


Let's say that in X months they reach 10 stone


They stand in front of the mirror and then say 'I need to lose a bit more off my stomach'


So the goal posts change

And away they go

  • More Crunches

  • Less Foods

  • More Workouts


The truth is, that is way the goals are very rarely reached


And when they are


Most people put the weight back on


How To Goal Set For Weight Loss


I want you to close your eyes (not yet because you need to read the next bit to know what you are doing)


Close your eyes and imagine your 'perfect self'


And in this case I want to imagine you have your ideal body shape


We won't go too deep and talk about other aspects of this type of training


But for now I want you to imagine you have the body you want


Now what I want you to do is to think about what your 'training' lifestyle will be like

  • How many times will you go to the gym?

  • What type of training will you do?

  • How does your social life look?

  • The types of meals and snacks you eat?

Close your eyes and imagine your 'perfect body self' and then answer the questions


Get a pen and paper or the notes on your phone and write them down


You Have Just Created The Framework To Your Weight Loss Success


The answers above have given you an insight in to what you believe you must do to get the

results you want


What you have imagines are new habits and routines that you feel you need to implement in your life to get the body you want


These 'habits' now become your goals


Weight Loss Must Never Be Your Main Focus For Success


When you lose weight and change your body shape you start to realise that how much you weigh is irrelevant


How you feel in your clothes

How your confidence changes

How you feel about yourself

These all become more important than the scales

We generally look at the scales to give us confidence


But confidence comes from building routines that make us happy


Over a period of time when your weight decreases and your body shape changes your focus becomes on the above


When you look at your body and notice changes, this keeps the motivation


Of course you are going to look at it and focus on areas you really want to change too - that is only natural


But.... by knowing each day you are doing specific tasks to make you feel better you will never lose


This Is Why Goals Should Become Habits


If you are an athlete or training for a show - then it makes perfect sense to have a goal, an end date


But if you are someone who is training to lose weight then having a goal as specific to weight is not right


And it is why most people will fail


You need to focus on the changes you need to make to lead the life you want and each day make sure you tick these off


We offer this to clients in our Performance Planner manual which allows clients to track their daily 'habits'


And everything that once was a chore or you struggles with suddenly becomes part of the routine


And that is how you build a successful weight loss program


Remember To Celebrate The Small Wins Too


Along your weight loss journey you are going to have some amazing wins too and it is really important that you RECOGNISE and ACKNOWLEDGE these wins


Example:


The first time you can run X distance

The first time you complete X exercise

Your first press up

Your first X class

And most importantly

Celebrate each day that you are continue to make changes

You have drank sufficient water

You have eaten specific foods

You have exercised when needed

You have had enough sleep

...... etc etc


Acknowledging the wins and changes is what keeps you motivated


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