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Updated by Meagan Hollman on Mar 15, 2013
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6 Reasons Why Goal Setting is Important for Weight Loss

Ready to lose that weight you gained during the holidays? Before you hop on that treadmill, consider hiring a personal trainer, accredited by a certified Personal Trainer Program at a Utah college. He or she will help you set an obtainable weight loss goal. Setting goals is crucial for six reasons.

1

Clarity.

Clarity.

Setting a specific weight loss goal targets the weight you want to achieve, clearing away ambiguity such as, “I just want to fit into those jeans.” A personal trainer with a degree from a Utah college will help you drop a few sizes by asking, “How many pounds do you want to lose?”

2

Focus.

Focus.

When it comes to weight loss, you don’t want to take the scenic route; you want to get to point B in the shortest time possible. Answering ,“I want to lose 50 pounds so I can fit into those jeans,” narrows down your field of focus to just one single point, one destination to travel to.

3

Drive.

Drive.

When you think of your goal every time you go down for another pushup, suddenly the pain is bearable. Setting goals pushes you forward.

4

Accountability.

Accountability.

Setting a goal implies that you are willing to do what it takes to achieve it. Your personal trainer went to a Utah college to help you with this, but if you don’t reach your goal the fault is yours.

5

Perspective.

Perspective.

Realistic goals provide perspective. They tell you where you are right now and where you should be. They tell you how far you need to travel and how long it will take to get to your destination.

6

Results.

Results.

Setting specific, realistic goals helps you get real results. When you set a goal to lose 50 pounds, and work towards it, you will lose 50 pounds. If your personal trainer graduated from a Utah college, you will most likely get the results you’re looking for.