I am finding as I continue on this weight loss journey, it is very easy to lose focus of the end goal. It is all well and good to say "I want to lose 40 pounds in 6 months" but when you have a week or two with a small loss or even a gain, sometimes that large goal seems so far away and the focus gets lost...setting you up for failure. And of course with "Snowflakes" motto (which I have now adopted as my own): "Quitting is NOT an option!", I am setting small goals along the way to aide me in staying focused.
To date, I have been able to hit a few small goals:
- 5% of my initial weigh in lost
- 10% of my initial weigh in lost
- walking a few times a week
- drinking more water through out the day
My next weight goal is 25lbs total lost...I have 5.8 pounds to go to hit that goal. I also want to begin bike riding in the evenings with the kids....we have trailers for them that tag along behind us. From there I am not sure what the next goal will be, maybe I will go with 10 pound increments and increase the length of my walks and bike rides. I think small goals like this keep things in perspective and give a sense of accomplishment each time one is achieved! I do have to say, I am feeling a lot better....healthy, more rested(I do sleep better), and energetic.
What goals do you have in your weight loss journey?
What other things do you do to stay focused?
This week I am down 1.2 pounds and we went for one bike ride this week(I may need to invest in a cushier seat).
Joining up again with Alicia the Snowflake