Having a clear set of achievable goals will help you maintain the correct mindset for weight loss. If you have a positive growth mindset and believe that you can achieve the things you set your mind to over time, you will be able to create and reach goals. Starting with goals gives you a clear vision of what you want to achieve.
Think beyond "I want to lose 10 pounds" and go for a wide range of goals within your control, such as:
- Being able to bike 25 minutes to work without stopping
- Replacing soda and sugary drinks with tea, coffee, and water
- Being able to play an entire game or round of your favorite sport
- Knowing how to read a food nutrition label and use it to make healthy choices