Set yourself up for success. Setting lofty goals like losing 30 pounds can seem
insurmountable. Instead, set a goal that can be measured and attained in a shorter time span.
For instance, shoot for increasing your squat max by one rep or running a minute
longer than you did the day before. You’ll feel successful when you hit your objective, motivating you to keep increasing your goal by one more rep or one more minute.
Throughout the process, you’ll hit larger goals — like losing those 30 pounds — as
well. And people who make slow and steady progress when losing weight are more likely to keep the pounds off, according to the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine.
Courtesy of Matt Pritchard, 24 Seven Family Gym and SportsXpress.