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My changing rewards

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Today is Day 64 of my fitness streak.

I am amazed at how my brain has shifted its thinking.

When I started re-sparking at the end of February, I wrote out my goals and what my rewards would be. When I lost 10 pounds, the reward was a chick flick matinee with a little popcorn. I actually swapped it for the 15 pounds lost which was a new necklace that I was going to wear when I went out of town (I didn't wear it; but, oh well). Well, it is now time for my 15 pounds gone reward. I have no desire to go to a movie! Instead I am going to get a hydration belt. Who would have thought, in just 64 days ago, I would consider a hydration belt a reward!

For Mother's Day, I told my family I want a FItBit. Another fitness related goodie! My husband loves anything techie, so there is a good chance I will get it. He might wait until the last minute and need to order it; but, I would still get it.

I am also going to get a mount for my bicycle that will hold my phone. I have been using the "My Tracks" app to track my rides. This way I can see my progress as I go without fumbling for my phone as I ride. I can also forward to a new song or check the time.

I love how the little things are adding up to one big thing, a healthier me!

Thanks for reading my blog! Have a great day!
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    Congrats! keep up the awesome work! I noticed too this past christmas my family asked what things I wanted for xmas - a light for my bike, some new running shoes, a heart rate monitor watch, exercise mat and ball hehehe
    1993 days ago
  • XRSIZE18
    Haha! Isn't it amazing how our priorities can change when a little bit of activity is thrown into our schedules? My husband was laughing because, for my anniversary present I told him not to get me jewelry - I wanted a ZUMBA studio membership! :)
    2001 days ago
    You are successfully living and thinking like a healthy person does. I love your attitude of always working at being the best you can be. You deserve a fitbit especially because you are a great mom....... you are wonderful with your kids and truly participating in their lives. An excellent role model if I ever saw one.
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    2001 days ago
  • AMYJEAN911
    I can't wait to hear how you like the Fitbit (if/when..of course). Tell me more about the hydration belt?

    2002 days ago

    Definitely wonderful how your very thinking has changed with respect to what makes a good reward!
    2002 days ago
    Nice! It really is funny how our rewards ideas change. Have fun with your fitbit (when you get it). :)

    2002 days ago
    Actually wanting fitness related rewards is a reward in itself :) You're in the zone and plan to stay there ... doesn't get much better than that! Congrats to you for all of your hard work and the results you're getting to show for it!
    2002 days ago
    Woohoo! That sounds awesome! I think for me besides a healthier lifestyle, the rewards are living every day to the fullest, squeaking every ounce of life out of each day instead of lying on the couch and wasting it. Doesn't that sound great?!
    2002 days ago
    Wow, thats amazing! What huge changes in thinking in what is really a very brief amount of time. Thats what making healthy choices does, we start slow - one baby step at a time in the beginning, but very quickly one good choice leads to another , and so on, and so on...

    2002 days ago
    Woohoo for new priorities!!

    I'm also glad you're getting a bicycle mount for your phone. Yesterday, I saw a guy texting on his bike while on a super-busy street. Seemed like a recipe for disaster, so I'm glad you're being safe.

    2002 days ago
    Awesome! I just spent part of a weekend tracking down a new fitness goodie myself. It's so fun to see the changes. Tell me all about that belt! I'vebeen eyeing them myself :)
    2002 days ago
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