“Do something every day that you don’t want to do; this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.”
Mark Twain quotes
(American Humorist, Writer and Lecturer. 1835-1910)
Allow me to jump start this article with a straight face. You may not like it but please read it carefully. If this naked truth is not directed for you, may I suggest that just click the button ‘log off’ from your computer. And walk away! OK?
If you are still with me, my down to earth advice to you is to have the extreme courage to put aside every notion you ever had about diets. Toss out all your food pyramids, your low-fat cookies, your bananas, and your carbohydrate packed breakfasts, lunches, and dinner. And while you’re at it, throw away words such as will-power, motivation, cravings, and urges.
Lucky for you! You are about to begin a new way of life. You will feel fabulous on a day-to-day basis and lose weight, too. Within the lines of this article you will learn about ultra-new ideas that are so innovative, so exciting, and so effective that you will never have to “diet” again.
Enough of lengthy intro. At least for now. But make no mistake that establishing clear goals is the starting point for improved health and a slim body.
You will never go wrong if you religiously follow these rules in establishing weight loss goals. Then, shall we move forward now!
Motivations Rule No. 1: Be specific.
You need clear goals to know where you are going, how well you are progressing, and finally, when you have achieved your ambition.
Goals such as “I want to feel better” or “I want to look” better” are too vague. Instead, decide that you want to lose thirty pounds in the next four months. You want to stop taking all three of your blood pressure pills and have a normal blood pressure. You want to walk five miles without chest pains. You want to wake up every morning without joint stiffness.
Be clear about all measurable goals, such as weight, waist- measurement, dress size, blood pressure, and cholesterol level.
This way, each time you show an improvement you’ll feel better about yourself. Then you’ll have more faith in any good weight loss program and yourself. And you’ll realize that you will not be “forever fat” or incurably ill.” You’ll also realize that you are capable of accomplishing what you set out to do.
Motivations Rule No.2. Put your goals in order of importance and in sequence.
Can we pause here for a moment? I have only peeled back the first layer of this article, but if you really want to get the truth, we are going to get a little personal! What I am share with you now is not a fig of my own imagination! It’s the real truth and nothing but the whole truth.
Let me share this with you. Not only have I set my goals in paper and write it daily, I have even set the times and how I would achieve my weight loss goals. Mind you I have even put the goals in the order of importance. And also what are the things I want most to accomplish?
My daily routine is to write my goals on a diary on the exact weight I will be in multiple of quarterly targets. Also set the types of exercise that I will do daily and weekly. If I can keep my weight at 145 pounds from 189 pounds, consistently over 20 years, so can you. You can bet your eye balls you can do that also!
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Motivations Rule No 3. Be realistic, but make goals challenging.
You’re not going to lose thirty pounds in a week unless a surgeon removes a watermelon-sized tumor from your belly. On the other hand, don’t aim so low that your goal doesn’t require you to change.
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