An important part of staying the distance, or gaining momentum, is celebrating the smaller milestones that will eventually lead to your overall success. This is something I have a big problem with. I have lost weight before (many times, in fact), but somewhere along the way I hit a plateau and then I get discouraged. Instead of focusing on how far I have come, I focus on much further I have left to travel.
I have vowed to not let that happen to me this time. I know I will hit plateaus, and I know that will show me I need to step it up, not step out. In order to help me stay the distance I will reward myself for my smaller victories. Here are my “mini goals” and the rewards I will earn (other than health and happiness, of course):
I have been wanting this set of jewelry for a *long* time, but I never let myself get it because I have other important purchases to make (or bills to pay). When I achieve these goals, though, I will myself a priority, and celebrate these milestones.
What are your strategies for staying the distance and meeting your final goal?