When you’ve made the decision to start losing weight and get into a regular exercise regime, there are a few things you should consider to help ensure your success. Remember nothing happens in the snap of a finger or overnight. Although you can dream about many great things in life to happen, sometimes you have to snap out of it and be realistic. Everything takes work and effort to get results! 🙂

1. Set goals for yourself. Be really specific about your goals. Don’t just say “I want to lose weight”. Instead, say “I want to lose 20 pounds of fat” or “I want to be able to run for five minutes without stopping”.

2. Measure your results. Depending on what your goals are, it’s important to measure yourself along the way. If it’s a specific weight you want to reach, measuring can be done with a scale. If it’s an endurance goal, timing yourself while your workout will work. If it’s your health, like cholesterol, then you’ll need to have a doctor test you. Just remember to have something measurable so you can see whether you’re improving or not.

3. Plan. Writing down your goals and how you plan to accomplish them will do more than you might think to reaching them. To get the most out of this step, do it every day. It’s a bit like a daily affirmation. Plus it’s just a good reminder.

4. Be real. Don’t set goals for yourself that are completely unrealistic. This just sets you up for disappointment. If your goal is to look like a supermodel, you may be setting the bar a little too high. Instead, choose a goal that’s challenging yet reachable.

5. Time yourself. In addition to setting goals, you should set a target date to reach those goals. Again, this needs to be challenging yet realistic.



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. wartica
    Feb 09, 2012 @ 19:56:27

    I can totally agree with step three; writing things down helps you stay on task, and remain focused. Great post and I look forward to sharing more with you:))


    • spiceitup4u
      Feb 09, 2012 @ 20:40:09

      HI! Thank you for the follow 🙂 Yes definitely. It is great to write out and express what we want and need in life to keep yourself accountable! Only way to stay on track! Doing a vision board is great as well! Look forward to sharing with u as well!
      Have a good day!


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