I previously discussed balanced goals in terms of short-, medium-, and long-term goals. The best goals are also balanced in terms of whole-life and overall wellness. Even if your main goal is weight loss, creating goals in other areas of importance in your life will create overall wellness, and help you reach your ultimate goal … Continue reading Balanced goals.
Having long-term, short-term, and medium-term goals provides balance in what you are working toward, focusing on, and ensures you don’t only focus on immediate gratification, or put off any gratification until some future long-term date. Some people find themselves always waiting for that next thing for life to feel better. Others can enjoy life right … Continue reading Create balanced goals.
I think it is entirely important for wellness and success in reaching health goals to focus on more than just the number on the scale. Enjoy this article from sparkpeople.com for ideas on non-weight related goals! http://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?post=5_goals_to_focus_on_instead_of_the_scale&utm_source=sparkpeople&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=best-of-sparkpeople&utm_content=TS2-2
Set goals based on healthy behaviors, not related to weight or size. Weight loss, weight maintenance, and improved physical and psychological health are natural byproducts of healthy behavior!! In my obesity-related research, I found that self-efficacy is the number one predictor of starting and maintaining behavior change. We gain a sense of self-efficacy when we … Continue reading Set realistic goals.
Journal this… What do I need to do today and every day to achieve my goals? What time do I need to wake up each day? What foods do I need to prepare the night before? Will I need specific days to prep heathy foods? What will these days be? What days and times do … Continue reading Daily Commitment…