Playing "Let's Make A Deal" With Myself
Monday, April 23, 2012
Motivation is an important tool for people trying to reach their goal weight, and I am having to play little games with myself to keep me motivated. Right now it boils down to two basic strategies.
Number 1) I borrowed "Games of Thrones" from the local library on books on CD. I have down loaded it to my Ipod and only listen to it when I exercise. If I want to know what comes next I have to get up and move. I track how much time I do on my DVD's and allow myself to only listen that long, and instead of listening to music while walking, I'm listening to the book. There are 28 cd's, so this should keep me going for a while.
Number 2) When I lose my first 10 lbs, I have promised to treat myself to a Mani/ Pedi. I have not had one in almost a year, but for each 10 lbs. I lose, I will give myself some special treat. A little something to look forward to.
What a shame that just being healthy, having more energy, and fitting into my clothes are not motivation enough for me. Maybe when the weight starts coming off, it will get easier.