Sunday, September 22, 2013
This week's challenge is to set up a reward system for reaching my goals. Rewards are difficult for me because I don't feel like I deserve them. I should be doing these things anyway. I also don't feel like I should wait to do the things I find rewarding, like taking a hike or going fishing with my daughter. I suppose getting a manicure would be a big reward. I've never had one because it's one of those things I refuse to blow money on because I can do it myself!
What sort of reward system do you use? Do you have weekly or monthly rewards or a big reward for a milestone?
Another thing I wanted to do this week is make some adjustments to my goals. I need to build in some wiggle room so I can take credit for improvement, rather than perfection. Here are my slightly adjusted goals for the week. Just adding the time element into my goal is already making me feel good about them. 3-5 times per week is more practical than daily. Yeah! I can do this!
Practice mindful eating at dinner 3-5 times per week. Limit meal to one healthy plate. Budget calories for an evening snack.
30-60 minutes of intentional movement at 3-5 times per week (Zumba, Walk at Home, free weights, stationary bike, etc.)
Sleep - Use CPAP 5-7 nights per week.
Stress management - Use dedicated ME (Move, Eat) time 2-5 times per week. Get away from the desk, take the stairs if the weather's bad.
Socialization - Blog 5 times a week. This is an incredible motivator to keep my streak going!