Take before and after photos. Track your food online via something like sparkpeopleor myfitnesspal. Track your food via pictures using something like Eatly. Take body measurements like this. Record your weight via a traditional scale or one that doesn’t actually ever show you your weight like the Quantum. You can also incorporate body trackers like FitBit, Basis, Nike Fuel Band and others.
2) Make it a Game.
We thrive on competition, so share your goal with a friend or family member, or have them join in. Make it a bet with money on the line or something like Seahawk tickets or dinner at The Herbfarm.
3) Make it Challenging, yet Realistic.
Take small bites out of a larger goal to create the momentum for change. Start with 5 lbs, 1 inch, 1 meal, 1 workout. If you can consistently hit that for 2-4 weeks, then up the ante.
4) Stay Motivated.
Use social media, friends or apps like Lift to help you stay accountable and motivated throughout your goal.