I have learned that I too often set goals too high. Constant failure to make the mark discourages me and I fall away from trying. Now I set goals that are attainable, see that I can easily do that, then add a little until it becomes a challenge. I sit at that level until that, too, is easy; increasing in small increments to make it a challenge again. This practice is protecting me from discouragement so I can stay the course. Start small. Build big!
This is my third time with SP. Before I would push so hard, trying to be the best. This time, when I first started, I knew I had to work for personal success and build up through personal challenge. Building a record of success, is making for a more joyful journey. 10 lbs. down, I'd say it's working