Tuesday, January 15, 2013
So I've never actually done the "rewards for weight loss" thing in the past. The two successful 20-30lb losses over the last few years, I set rewards and then promptly forgot about them. The results were all I needed. Plus, I buy clothes when I need something new that fits or when I'm using retail therapy instead of emotional eating. And massages and pedictures are nice, but that wasn't what I was interested then.
This time, I've set some different rewards that might actually be fun and motivating - they're events more than "things". To get each reward, I have to be at or below the level set on days at least one week apart. So if I weigh-in at 130 on Monday, I have to do it again next Monday...then I get the reward. I've spaced them out a bit funny, knowing that it's really hard for me to lose when I get down in the low 120s.
An, btw, everything gets an exclamation point because I'm excited about ALL OF IT. I'm finding ways to make everything more affordable (through informal classes at the university, groupon, etc), so I think (given that this will take quite a while) that I can do all of this in budget too.
130lbs: Mani-pedi. I know, I said I didn't care, but I do now that I'm older. Who knew.
125lbs: Pole dancing classes! I bought the groupon for one of the studios in town today, so it's already paid for - I just can't use it until I hit this goal!
121lbs: Horseback riding lessons!
117lbs: Trapeze classes!
115lbs: Discovery flight!
When I can do one full body weight pull up: Rock Climbing classes!
When I feel super-confident about a 5breath v-sit: Bollywood dance classes!