Tip #6: Set Short Term And Long Term Goals To Stay Motivated
Keeping motivated is one of the hardest part of reaching your fitness goals. Getting to the gym, on the bike, or out for a run is hard when you’re deflated and demotivated. The big mistake many people make is setting one big goal and trying to reach it. For example, you might say, “I want to lose 50 pounds”. This is a great goal, but is going to take a while to reach. Keeping motivated when you’re losing 3-4 pounds per week (which is great weight loss!) can be tough.
One of the best ways to keep motivated is to set small attainable goals that you can hit every few weeks, as well as larger more long term goals. So in this case what would be a better approach is to set yourself a goal that you can hit every few weeks, and keep your 50 pounds overall goal. You’ll feel great when you hit your mini goals and make sure you stay on track to hit your main goal.