Wednesday, May 22, 2013
So far, I have logged far more fitness minutes in 2013 than I did the whole year of 2012. I think I'm going to raise my goal to 1000 fitness minutes per month. I am pretty close to that number anyway, and I *really* need to add more strength training. I'd like to start with at least 3x a week. During the January Jumpstart I was doing strength almost every day, and I could really see a difference in my body.
I really need to find some better ways to reward myself for meeting and/or exceeding my goals. Many of the things I want as rewards cost money, and I don't always have the money to spend when I hit the goal. So then it's a delayed reward (or I skip it altogether). Some of them don't cost much, but I don't often make it to the stores where I could purchase them. And I have a hard time thinking of rewards that don't involve spending money. Massages, books, clothing, shoes, costume pieces for my burlesque routines, make-up or beauty products, new music for my playlists, more fitness gear, or stuff for my house--these are the rewards that help me motivate myself. I don't really go in for candle-lit baths.
I also need to do better on the calories. The cookies at work AREN'T EVEN THAT GOOD, so I should just IGNORE them! I can do this. Save those calories for something that tastes good--BONUS if it serves a nutritional purpose as well!
I am really proud of the great job I've done at taking a walk every workday during my lunch time! I can't go without it now. And I get points from my insurance company AND from walgreens to use towards real rewards. Can't beat that. And then any extra exercise I get after I get home from work is just a bonus! I love it.
What do you think? Anyone have thoughts on my goals, calories, and/or rewards? I'd love some feedback or ideas!