Determining if Your Weight Loss Goals are Realistic
Rules were meant to be broken. Goals, on the other hand, were meant to be achieved. If you set weight loss goals that are too difficult to achieve, you’ll set yourself up for a world of hurt and disappointment. So how do you know if you’re setting realistic goals?
Realistic Goals Aren’t Easy-They’re Achievable
Goals that are realistic are not necessarily easy. If a goal is easy, then it isn’t really a goal, it’s simply a to-do. Each of the goals you set for yourself should require some effort from you, but not a Herculean effort.
Realistic Goals are Sometimes Simple
Simplicity is good for a lot of difficult aspects of life. When you keep routines, goals, and deadlines simple, you make them easier to achieve and more effective than their clunky counterparts.
Realistic Goals Move You Toward Your End Goal
While realistic goals may make getting to your final goal take a bit longer, they’ll always help move you toward that end. The desire to achieve a goal quickly can make slowing the process down frustrating, but don’t rush it-you’ll get there
Realistic Goals are Based in Reality
Setting goals for a future you has to take the current you into account. Relying on willpower that you don’t have or eating behaviors you don’t posses places a reachable goal out of reach. Not because the goal wasn’t achievable or simple enough or even appropriately paced, but because you didn’t have the tools necessary to make it all work. When you suspect that success may hinge on skills you don’t have, that’s when you turn to support groups or expert help. With a little help, those goals that have eluded you will come within your grasp.