Fitness Minutes: (795)
1/9/13 10:41 P
I really like the idea of the charms!!! One way I reward myself is a long stress-free hike. This is a reward for me because I love being outside and often don't feel that I have the time to just wander in the forest. Just me and my dog in quiet nature is wonderful. I would love to hear other ideas for rewards.
I posted this already in a different thread, but I'm doing a charm bracelet. One charm for each 10 pounds lost - so this will be quite a dangly, jangly bracelet when I'm done with 120 pounds to lose! But it's a fun idea because you can see your progress on your wrist every day. I have 2 charms, well on my way to the third.
And sure, I feel the difference in my body and my clothes are getting looser, and those are fabulous "rewards" in and of themselves. But when you're out to dinner with family or friends, I don't take the time to ponder the changes in my health before I order a meal. What does make me think is seeing the charms on my bracelet and remembering that I made a commitment to myself to reach my goals. Each bead and charm represent something important to me that I want to live longer for or lose weight to enjoy more (like have a baby, travel, live a long life with my loved ones, vacations, etc).
The people in my life and the experiences I have to look forward to are much more important to me than indulging my desire to overeat and sit on my tushy.
Fitness Minutes: (5,758)
1/9/13 2:31 P
I am a busy working Mom, so I reward myself with time to myself. I will go see a movie by myself, go get my nails done, browse at the bookstore tc..
1/9/13 2:28 P
I haven't set up rewards for myself for this time, only because I am very motivated by the changes in my body and hopefully on the scale.
Last time I rewarded myself with each ten pounds gone. One was a bike shirt, one was a pair of spin shoes. Oops, I didn't get much past that. I never rewarded myself with food or a "cheat" day because it felt silly to do that and go against my own principles.
I have to wear a cocktail dress in April for a black tie optional event that falls on my birthday weekend. I think getting my sexy back will be a good reward. And the red dress and killer shoes.
Fitness Minutes: (9,830)
1/9/13 1:31 P
Okay, I've had a rough time over the holidays and went off track. Before the 2 pounds I've gained turns into more, I'm determined to get back to the good place I was early December! I've decided that if I can stay within my calorie range for the next 5 days, then I will go ahead and order a way-too-expensive dress that I've had my eye on that I think will be cute and comfortable this winter. This is extreme though, because I am on a tight budget, and this dress is not in budget! So it got me thinking - what ways do people reward themselves for getting back on track, or staying on track? What no-cost, or low-cost things do people do?
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