I’ve been looking forward to writing this post! An important part of the weight loss process for me is goal setting. My husband, Jeff, does not share in this sentiment and I am aware that everyone has a different learning curve, if this doesn’t speak to you then goal setting isn’t your thing and that is okay! The important thing is to find your “thing”. Something that gets you through the tough days, you know – those days when you want to inhale a cheeseburger and an order of cheesy curly fries. Ultimately, the most important thing about weight loss is getting healthy and reaching your goals!
Keep in mind, I have lost 100 pounds before and I absolutely hate being back at this place again – but at least this time I can tweak what didn’t work the first time around, and dive in head first with the things that did work! Goal setting was a huge part of my success after baby number one.
I have created a set of goals that are non-negotiable. I will reach them! It might take me six months, a year, or more, but I will reach them!
- Be able to wear my wedding ring and band daily again
- Comfortably wear a tall pair of leather boots or my tall UGGS
- Fit back into my favorite pair of trousers (I am a year post-baby and not even close!)
- Climb a Colorado 14’er in Summer 2014
- Never, ever wear a size XL ever again. I cannot wait to shrink into medium or large so that I can sell my XL wardrobe and never look back!
- Feel 100% confident being intimate with my husband (sorry if that was TMI)!
In addition to setting goals, I do a lot of envisioning and self-talk. I imagine how I will feel about myself when I am at my goal weight. What it will feel like to be able to wear stylish clothes and put together cute outfits anytime without worrying about how they fit. What it will feel like to gain self-confidence and feel ready to take on the world. I daily tell myself that I am going to lose the weight this time, and nothing is going to stop me. Plain and simple, weight loss and living a healthy lifestyle is not a walk in the park, and it is of the utmost importance to stay positive through thick and thin.
I would like to hear from you all! What are your goals? What is your “thing” that keeps you on track when losing weight? What keeps you from straying from your quest for a healthier life? Do you do anything special to mix it up and keep your weight loss journey interesting?