Musclemania® Classic Champion Julian Tanaka says, “Keep things real and put miracles aside. Saying that you want to lose weight is a good start. Now you also have to be realistic about it. Instead of imagining losing 12 pounds, you should set up a goal which is attainable to you. It’s better to lose a few pounds less than what you have planned and be happy with it then to be depressed because you couldn’t meet the loftier goal. Then, set another goal and repeat the process. This way your level of motivation will increase when you realize that you’re getting closer and closer to the weight you want.”