Small Goals

Thursday, May 02, 2013

I have read what feels like a million articles about setting up rewards for hitting small goals when you are trying to lose weight. I know it is something that keeps you motivated because my larger goal is so far away but I still have never really done it. Well that ends today! I'm writing them down and claiming all my goals from here on out.


20% of my goal: New exercise shoes (BRIGHT COLORS!)

30% of my goal: New earrings

40% of my goal: Paraffin pedicure and manicure

50% of my goal: FIT BIT!!!!!!!! emoticon

60% of my goal: Facial

70% of my goal: Workout Wardrobe Overhaul

80% of my goal: Make up trial

90% of my goal: Massage

100% of my goal: Everyday Wardrobe Overhaul emoticon

As I write all these things down I realize I am going to have to start saving for all these things. More motivation!
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    That is really good advice. I struggled making the list and thinking of things that didn't cost money. I am going to keep adding to my list to make it more complete and more consistent. Thanks!
    1785 days ago
    These are great goals to work towards, but you can go even smaller. Instead of focusing on rewards that cost money, consider non-food and non-expense rewards to celebrate other measures. After all, you control your food intake and exercise but you don't control how your body reacts to what you do and how fast you lose the weight.

    Consider rewards for meeting exercise goals for a month, eating within your calorie range every day for a week, learning to control your portions and not taking extra servings, eating mindfully and not giving into emotional eating, etc. These are all things you have significant control over. You're rewarding yourself for learning new behaviors, not for how your body responds to those new behaviors. Your rewards can be things like setting aside time to take a relaxing bath without disruptions, giving yourself (or convincing someone else to) a foot and hand massage, or going window shopping (leaving your money at home and walking from store to store for exercise) for those bigger items you'll give yourself when you meet your big goals.
    1786 days ago
    It will be all worth the sacrifices I'm sure emoticon
    1786 days ago
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