This Article is About
own worst enemy
weight loss goals
exercise routine
time progress
gaining muscle
unwanted weight
calorie intake
worst enemy
plateau
dedication
failure
Biggest Supporter Or Own Worst Enemy
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Biggest Supporter Or Own Worst Enemy

When it comes time to accomplish something, we can become our own biggest supporter or worst enemy. Which one are you? In order to reach your weight loss goals you have to become your own biggest support. Otherwise, you're probably setting yourself up for failure before you even begin. By asking yourself just a few questions, you can see if you could be doing more for yourself you reach your weight loss goals.

Ask yourself the following question.

1. Are the goals you set realistic and reachable?

Setting your weight loss goals at 5-10 lbs a week for most people is unrealistic. According to the Mayo clinic, its best to aim for losing just 1 to 2 lbs a week. If you set your goals as to high, when you do not reach them you will quickly become discouraged. Instead, focus on 1 lb at a time. Progress no matter how small is still progress being made. If it took more then a week or month to put the weight on, then for most people it's going to take more then a week or month to take the weight back off.

2. When you don't reach your exact goal, do you consider yourself a failure?

Lets say for example, your goal is to lose 2 lbs this week. At the end of the week you have only lost 1 lb. Do you think you failed yourself because you did not lose exactly 2 lbs? You did suceed in losing some weight. Before you start being to hard on yourself there are a couple things you need to keep in mind. As you work out, not only are you losing fat lbs but gaining muscle lbs. So you could of lost more fat lbs then the scale shows because you gained muscle lbs. There could be other reason that you have not done so well one week. Maybe you hit a plateau and need to reavaulate your calorie intake or exercise routine.

The real success is finding out what works for you and sticking to it. Having the dedication in eating healthier and working out not only helps you lose unwanted weight and live a healthier lifestyle. That is a success all in its own.

3. When you reach your goals, you do praise yourself?

Boasting to your friends and family that you lost another couple lbs, helps you feel good about yourself. People boast about pay raises, promotion, kids, and everything else under the sun. You worked hard with exercising and eating right so why not brag out it. Letting others congratulate you on your hard work can also give you the mental boost to keep working hard next week. Practicing saying in a glumy voice, "Yeah, I lost 2 lbs this week" and now say it more upbeat and excited. With one made you feel better about yourself. Yup, saying it more upbeat with a victory smile on your face. I know some people feel weird boasting about that especially to someone who might not understand what your going through. Find someone who does understand so you won't feel so weird about it. Using the buddy system does have it's advantages.

If you answered the questions honestly, then you know if you are your own biggest supporter or worst enemy. Now you know what you can be doing different so you can keep yourself on the path to your ultimate goal. Set your goals to ones that are realistic, all progess made is a success, and praise yourself when you make progess.


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
Work Online For Yourself
Wouldn't it be nice to be able to get up next Monday morning and not have to go to work? No more listening to that annoying alarm clock early every morning, no more living pay cheque to pay cheque and best of all no more boss... Yes that's what we…
By: Chris Broski in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Internet Marketing   Nov 12, 2012  
1
  Likes: 0

Keyword Suggestion Tool
Before you produce any article or content for the purpose of selling products or services online, I will advise that you first of all use a keywords suggestion tool. Being able to effectively customize your keywords suggestion tool is about all you need to make the tool serve you with…
By: Jodie Lester in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Internet Marketing   Mar 18, 2011  
1
  Likes: 0

How to Reach Your Weight Loss Goals And Lose Weight for Good!
For a lot of people it can be very difficult to start losing weight, because they know there is a very big chance that they will fail. The ugly truth is that the majority of people do not achieve their weight loss goals and eventually gain back all the weight…
By: Randy Robinson in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Feb 04, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Twitter Your Way Fitter: Can Twitter Really Help You Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals ?
There are millions of people on Twitter, each doing their own thing. Personally, I am stalking a famous British actor and amusing myself by trying to figure out what Cher means by her tweets. But, what you might not know, there are many people who are turning to Twitter to…
By: amie nogrady in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Jan 19, 2013  
3
  Likes: 3

Reaching Your Weight Loss Goals
Are you over weight? Can you actually admit it? No one likes to be over weight. In fact it can be downright depressing. It is not healthy, gives you a low self esteem and doesn't let you do a lot of things in life you want to do. So how…
By: Walt Derksen in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Jun 09, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Best Ways To Accomplish Your Weight Loss Goals
Keep stress out of your life. There is too much temptation to eat the wrong types of foods when you are stressed out. It is easier to focus on your long term goal and keep on the right track when you are living a healthy, happy, stress free existence. A…
By: Carmen in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Oct 17, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

4 Super Foods That Can Help You Speed Up Your Weight Loss Goals
Every 6 months or so you see a bunch of new weight loss supplements hit the market, with fancy Logos in those weirdly shaped bottles with catchy names. If you actually take the time to read the ingredients in these so called "new" supplements they are almost always the same…
By: Zach Manning in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   May 27, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Reach Your Weight Loss Goals With These Great Ideas
Being overweight or obese is a difficult burden for people to live with. If you happen to be someone who is struggling with losing weight, you need to make it a priority to change that. This article will show you a few healthy and proven tips to combat the extra…
By: Kurtis Barr in  Business   Jul 13, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

How to Make the Most of Your Plans to Lose Weight
When you're making plans to lose weight there are things you can do that will help you achieve success THIS time when you may have failed so many times in the past. There are so many good reasons to lose weight. You want to succeed this time around. BUT, it's…
By: Andrea Bullock in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Mar 07, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

New Direction Weight Loss System
Choices, choices and more choices is what everyone faces in everyday life. Some people struggle with the hard aches of being overweight, which makes them lose self-esteem. Many don’t know which way to turn to or who to believe when going for weight loss options. This can be very confusing…
By: Antoine Green in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Dec 22, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Why Do People Enjoy Running?
Don't you wish you could enjoy running as much as he is right now? I often used to ask myself "why do people enjoy running so much?" I still believe it's a legitimate question, especially for those of us who haven't experienced the joy of running their first mile or…
By: Irksy in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Jul 03, 2012  
9
  Likes: 4

Does Your Scale Lie To You, Also?
There are a couple ways your scale can be lying to you. You could of done everything right. You could of met your goal weight but is it too low of a goal weight. Your scale won't tell you. You could of missed your monthly weight loss goals by a…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Jan 05, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Inspiring Weight Loss Story: Teen Nick Turnbeaugh Loses 87 Pounds!
Franz loves stories like this! What a great thing when a young man like seventeen year old Nick Turnbeaugh, who once weighed two hundred and fifty pounds, decided to shed eighty seven of them and become an inspiring weight loss story! It's not so much how he did it but…
By: Franz Williams in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Mar 09, 2012  
5
  Likes: 4

Exercise Routine For Gym Beginners
If you're first time in a gym, you might find yourself wandering between all the workout machines and weights, and wouldn't know where to begin with your exercises. It may even happen that you work out for hours, but don't achieve desired results, because, you've done exercises the wrong way.…
By: Josip Pesut in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Jan 07, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

How to Reduce the Stress Of Long Distance Moving In Los Angeles
Long distance moving is usually accompanied by a feeling of discomfort. Most of the time, the cause of that temporary feeling is unavoidable and stems from adapting to new surroundings, making new friends, or finding a new place to eat that’s open late. Unfortunately, another stressor that accompanies long distance…
By: Acclaimed Movers in  Business  >  Small Business   Dec 28, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 1625    Report this Article