Fatloss For Idiots - Short and Long Term Goals

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Long Term Goals

Depending on your preference, you could set a hard-and-fast long term goal that is based on actual figures to your weight loss. Or, if you like, you could even keep your long term goal as a more general desire to attain a certain look or build.

Of course, it is worth noting that if you add actual figures to your goal, it will give you something a lot more tangible to work towards, and challenge yourself while you do so.

Just spend a few minutes thinking about what you really want to attain from your weight loss, and then devise it into a goal. Try to make it something that is truly worth achieving, to you, at least, so that if you do end up hitting your target, you'll feel that glow of accomplishment.

Do not set long term goals that can really be achieved with little or no effort.

Also, while you're at it, keep in mind that there is one other type of goal that is going to be intertwined with this long term goal. Let's discuss that now...

Short Term Goals

As the name well implies, short term goals are the variety of goals that can be achieved over a shorter span of time.

So instead of going by year, or half-years, your short term goals would probably be weekly, biweekly, or even monthly. Really, the choice of span is up to you at the end of the day, so choose something that you're comfortable with.

Some people like to constantly have something to measure their performance against, but when it comes to weight loss, weekly results might be slightly unreasonable.

Still, whatever span is chosen, there is one thing in particular about short term goals that really does tie in to the long term goals that we just discussed. And this is nothing other than the fact that your short term goals should be geared towards hitting your long term goal.

Think of it this way: If your long term goal was to lose 15 kg in 6 months, then your short term goals could be to lose 2.5 kg for each month.

That way, each of your short term goals would be working towards the actual achievement of that bigger, and much more appealing, long term goal!

Setting up your short term goals in this structure is very necessary. Not only will it help your achievement of your final goal, but it will also provide you with a valuable progress gauge so that you constantly know how well you're doing as you try to achieve that target.

Remember though, all the other rules of goals and targets that we've discussed so far still apply, so make your short term goals realistic, but not too easy to accomplish either!

Once you've done all of this, you should have a nice set of short term goals, all working towards that final target (the long term goal!). If you have already started to set up your goals and targets, congratulations, you're well on your way.

But if you haven't, then take a minute to at least think about them, because having even the roughest of ideas is going to help you with everything you do.

Before we finish off our discussion of goals and targets, it is important that you know how exactly you can use them to your best advantage. Yes, it isn't enough to just have a list of goals that you occasionally check against.

Ideally, your goals should be helping you a lot more than that!

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This article was published on 2010/04/02