Have you ever started something new in life, only to find that you never had any real intentions in the first place? Sometimes we add things to our already-busy schedules because we feel like we have to. This often happens with weight loss programs, as many people feel that they have to start a new program for the New Year. It doesn’t take long before people are comparing numbers and success stories, and you’re left feeling like you’re lagging far behind.
The best weight loss program is one that is fun, enjoyable and motivating, as this is what will keep you going strong. To achieve this goal, you’ll want to set your intentions beforehand. Be honest with yourself and consider what’s important to you. Instead of just saying that you want to lose weight, think of the specific factors that will make a difference in your life. Maybe you want to be able to participate in a marathon or hike a particular trail with a friend. Perhaps you want to take part in professional surfing lessons or join a kickboxing class. These are all intentions that will keep you fighting for progress.
For some, their intentions are more serious and focus on health-related factors. As we get older and our metabolisms slow, people are often faced with health conditions that are a direct result of not eating right and lack of exercise over the years. Your weight loss program may have intentions to lower your cholesterol and decrease the risk of heart attack. By defining your intentions early on, you’ll have more to work toward than just the same old adage of, “I want to lose weight”.