Some 'Fitness Excuse Busters' from an article I wrote with Jason Stevenson of Backpacker magazine.
Excuse # 1: I reached my goal.
Strategy for overcoming it: Congratulations! You should celebrate and even take a couple of weeks off. Even professional athletes do this. Consider this a recovery phase. The next phase is the transition phase, during which you reflect on what you achieved and dream about new heights you want to attain. Did your first back-packing trip, how about a hiking vacation in Italy! -