It is very self satisfactory when you set a small goal and achieve it.
Best still, the achievement is something visible, tangible and an incentive to move forward towards the bigger goal.
The feeling of getting that pair of pants that you always wear without clipping the front part, now fits nicely and perfectly.
The feeling of seeing the minute bulge of a tummy...
It's not vain to see yourself in the mirror for a long time. It's telling yourself how far you have come since you started the first step of that dream and challenge. And what awaits you more in the future.
Now.. to get that pair of pants so big that it is mandatory to wear a belt...
Bring back the 6 packs!