Short and long term goals are a very important thing to have in your arsenal to fight against motivation problems.
When you make goals it is easy enough to say
“I want to lose 100 pounds in a year”
“I want to run a 10k next May”
But the trouble is that if all of your goals are just long term goals then you will have nothing pushing you to that workout today. Conversely if you have only short term goals then you just see the trees and not the forest. If you shoot to just lose three pounds a week then you will not know why you are doing it, no big picture and the 3 pounds will turn to a two pound loss and then a one pound loss and then you will say “Stick it, I have better things to do then try to lose one pound”.
So make sure that you have goals in all parts of your life, make sure that in fitness, health, family, spiritual, and money that you have goals for next week, next month, 6 months from now and a year from now. I have written an extensive goals setting post a while back that you can look at to get more ideas.
What I want you to do today is to look around at all the parts of your life that you find yourself wanting, what would you really like to have in your ideal life. Would it be to have a lower ? Would you like to have a muscular beach body? Do you want to be more social? Would you like to make more money? Would you like to have a hobby that you do outside of home instead of watching TV all night?
There are lots of places in your life that you probably want to improve. It is great to spend a day looking at everything in your life that you have accepted and dream of all of those ways that you could live life instead.
After that one day of reflection and dreaming go to my post on goal setting and spend an hour or so setting some real S.M.A.R.T goals and start moving toward a new life