What am I hoping to achieve?
The easy answer for you is “weight loss” because that’s what you THINK you want. It’s not.
Now ask yourself that question again but now you are not allowed to answer with “weight loss (or even fat loss)”. Did your answer involve squeezing a part of the body (i.e. gut, back of the arm, love handle, hips, etc) followed by saying, “lose this”. Maybe you picked a dress or pant size you want to fit back into. Now we are getting somewhere. For the majority of people wanting to lose fat it comes down to looking better. I think Kevin Spacey said it the best in American Beauty when he answered, “I just want to look better naked.”
You’ll never get what you’re hoping to achieve if your goal is not what you actually want. I am a big believer that when you want something bad enough you will consciously and subconsciously make decisions that will gravitate you towards your goal. Ever heard the quote, “We become what we think about all day”? Take a moment to really think about what you are actually hoping to achieve because a straight line is the shortest distance between you and what you want. Define what you actually want.