If you’ve been to the Skinny 4 Jesus Bible study you will know I talk about goal setting a lot, especially at the beginning. Goal setting is one of the most important things you can do for yourself because it gives you a place to go! So many times in the past I would try to lose weight but I never got very far and one of the reasons why is because I didn’t have a goal to go towards! I didn’t know where I wanted to go, so I didn’t know how to get there, so I failed.
“I want to lose weight,” I hear this a lot as a goal. It is a good goal to want to lose weight, but it is not going to get you to where you need to be. How much weight? Why do you want to lose weight? These are the questions you have to answer. I was getting closer to an early death so that was one of the reasons why I wanted to lose weight, so health was one of my goals.
If you don’t have a goal, it’s time to think about it! Think of something more meaningful than weight loss! If your only goal is weight loss then once you’ve lost the weight you’re going to meet yet another challenge in redefining your goals. If when the scale goes down is your only purpose to doing this, once you reach your goal weight and the scale stops going down you’re going to have problems keeping yourself motivated!