Updated: Dec 23, 2019
Getting to any destination is faster when you have a goal than when you are lost. Lose weight fast by doing the same. Set up your destination.
Weight loss is like a destination...
You need directions to get there. Usually on the first assessment and goal setting meeting with new members, I ask them if they remember the first time they traveled by road. Then I ask if they remember how they got to their destination.
I get many answers:
My friend drove
I got directions from my friend
I followed the road and stopped at gas stations to ask the way
I used a map
I turned on my GPS
I got there safely (This is the one that I like the most)
The reality is that no one can get to their destination without knowing where they are going and how to get there...
Everyone needs some type of assistance: GPS, a map, a friend who knows the route. Some people used to take directions from the stars when they were traveling. We all need guidance. If people don't follow directions, they can end up far, far away from the real destination. They can be going in circles in the same area like I did when I got lost for 5 hours driving in Mexico City. They can even take a different road that leads to a different destination.
The rules for weight loss are the same as for that road trip. You need to know where you are going and how to get there to achieve your goal. You need a map (instructions) to lose the pounds you want to lose. People can get distracted or go slowly or take the wrong turn when they’re not following their directions when driving. Therefore, it might take longer for them to reach their destination. Same thing happens when you don't follow and constantly refer to your weight loss goals.
The steps to get to your destination (weight loss goal) are:
Determine your destination (how much fat you want to lose, why, and by when)
Split it into monthly goals. When you’re on a road trip, it helps to know you’ve passed or are close to a city, town or state line. That helps you psychologically. It gives you a sense that you are closer and motivates you to continue.
Make specific goals that will lead to the monthly goals...
To start your road trip, you need to plan it and know the directions you are going to use. Planification requires knowing the things you will do as you travel, such as eating, stopping and getting gas, using the bathroom, resting, maybe enjoying the view, stretching, and fixing problems like flat tires.
Not planning or specifying your goal can leave you with consequences you probably were not prepared for. If you want to go to Florida to get away from the winter and start driving without destination, you may end up in New York.
Or if you did not plan and check your car before driving, you may come back home in a tow truck. Goal setting is very important. I do it with all CBF's members. As a matter of fact, one of our members has lost 25 pounds in 3 months and passed the goal setting — or "tips," as he calls them — along to his brother, and he lost 20 pounds in 3 months.
Get real results and lose weight fast by taking into consideration a tool that has helped many people achieve their destination — goal setting.
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