Monday, September 02, 2013
I've never been one to buy myself rewards for reaching short term goals. I know it works for some people, but its never been motivating for me. To me, the best reward is just being healthier! I cannot stress enough how GOOD it feels to be healthy! That awesome feeling of being able to do yoga and move my body in ways that were impossible when I was 70 lbs heavier...the pride I feel when I am able to slip into a pair of jeans without an elastic waist...the relief I feel at not having my heart race just from the effort of walking across the room....and the happiness I feel when my husband tells me he sees how hard I am working; well, no reward that I can buy myself could ever compare to those things!
I often think to myself that if I feel THIS good right now, how much more "awesomer" will I feel when I lose the next 70 pounds? I can hardly wait to find out, and thats what keeps me going every day. I want to look, feel and BE as awesome as I possibly can. Why not? This is the only life I'm ever going to have. I wasted too many years being overweight and unhappy. But I am choosing to make the rest of my life truly the BEST of my life.
Yes, I got off track for a while there in August, and gained back some pounds. But I am not beating myself up for it. It happened and I've moved past it. September is going to be a great month. I'm going to make it great by never forgetting that I am worth my best effort, and by reminding myself nothing can compare to how good it feels to be healthy. I will never take it for granted! Good health is the best reward ever.
But having said that...well, I did treat myself to a different reward this morning. For a while now, I've been wanting an electric teakettle. I haven't bought one though, because I thought it was a silly thing to want. But this morning, I went ahead and ordered this one for myself;
It was a bit of a splurge, but its something I will use every day...and I feel like I've earned it.
Have a great September, Sparkfriends! Do your best to make this month as healthy as possible. Amaze yourself with how awesome you can feel when you make your health a priority!
Say this to yourself every day;