I closed out the quarter meeting for first big weight loss goal! My goal was to lose 30 pounds in three months, and I lost 34!
This got me to thinking about goals in general. They have been important to me in establishing my frame of mind. When I started losing weight three months ago, I could not imagine being where I am now, much less where I am heading. I have revised my goals positively several times to meet my ever improving confidence that I am on the right track. My original weight loss goal (which I thought was ridiculous at the time) was 75 pounds for the year. Now I have upped that to 104. My riding goal for January was just 50 miles. I closed out January at 55 miles. I could only ride about 4 miles at a time when I started. My goal for March was 132 miles and I rode 151. Right now I can't imagine doing more than that, but I have set April's goal for 175 miles. It is one of the many things that keeps me motiviated. Of course, I have longer term goals like, my first full century in April of next year, but it is the combination of short and long term goals that really seems to keep me going.
I was just wondering if anybody else has recommendations for goal setting techniques that they have used to keep pushing yourself.