Chop Your Goal

Chop Your Goal

When it comes to weight-loss many people get overwhelmed and frustrated because they either don’t know where to start or they get that feeling – “I can’t lose weight!” or “I can’t do this!” If you need to lose a considerable amount of weight, it can feel like a difficult task or mission impossible. This is quite normal…
The biggest obstacle is that the feeling often stops you from taking any action toward your goal.
One way to avoid getting “stuck” is to chop your goal down into bite sized pieces. So when you feel overwhelmed with any task – chunk it down. Instead of thinking “I have to lose 50 pounds this year”, change the perspective to “I will take small steps. My goal is to lose at least 1 to 2 pounds a week. This means I need to burn 500 to 1,000 calories more than I consume each day, through a healthy diet and regular exercise.”
“When you’re setting goals, think about both process and outcome goals. “Exercise regularly” is an example of a process goal, while “Lose 30 pounds” is an example of an outcome goal. It isn’t essential that you have an outcome goal, but you should set process goals because changing your processes — your habits — is a key to weight loss.” – Mayo Clinic

“You can handle anything in bite sized chunks.” –  Michael Collins

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