Two rewards I would like would be a set of resistance bands and tubes like they use at the Y, and a foam roller.
Now--what can I reward myself for? Entering my food into the tracker all the way through for a week would be a good challenge for me. I'm great about entering breakfast and then sometimes lunch, but lately I've been slacking on entering dinner and all the night time snacks. Funny though, when I was losing weight here I was religiously entering everything I ate. If I didn't know the exact nutritional info I was using my best judgement on it.
I love to cook! Cooking gear is a great idea, thanks!
MCC just sent me another flier, and I noticed they are offering a Crossfit class this time around. I was tempted to try it down at the Austin st. location, but it seems so... hardcore.
When it comes to smaller items, though, I'm with you, though. My husband provides pretty much anything I could want, so it's really hard for me to think of something. I don't "need" anything, and when it comes to new DVDs, etc, he just says "if you want it, go out and get it!" I'm really thankful, but he doesn't make it easy for me to find something to reward myself with.
I did tell him, though.. when I get to my goal, if I can maintain it for two years, he has to get my boobs tacked back up! I warned him! They're going to sag extra fast when they deflate! Lol
I decided this morning that when I hit 200lbs/ 6 months (whichever happens first), I'm going to the spa for a day! I keep hearing radio ads for the Spa at Canyon Oaks, so I know we have places like that around here. I'm not too far away from La Bella Visage, and I haven't been to either, so it sounds like a fun adventure :)
current weight: 184.0
Fitness Minutes: (85,388) Posts: 10,109 5/7/12 4:05 P
VERY good topic! I tend to buy what I want when I want it so the idea of rewarding myself with something is a tough one. I like your suggestions....the piece of jewelry would not only be nice to have but would be a symbol of what you accomplished and a reminder that you can do it! Same with the tattoo!
At my age, cosmetic surgery would be a huge reward for sticking to the plan and losing to and staying at goal. Other thoughts of rewards would be some of the "crafty" courses offered continuing ed at MCC and other places that involve money not only for the course, but for the materials involved. I'm guilty of seeing some of these on offer (pottery, jewelry making etc.) and being tempted but never following through.
The small rewards? A piece of fitness equipment (inexpensive--like a ball, tubes or new DVD) If you like to cook, a nice pot or pan or other piece of equipment that might be considered an indulgence. While maybe not expensive chocolate or icecream, maybe a meal with something healthy but usually out of price range (like jumbo shrimp for me....lol)
Great topic....hopefully others will join in! Let's put our thinking caps on!
Paula -- Waco, TX area
current weight: 0.0 under
Fitness Minutes: (610) Posts: 482 5/6/12 12:38 A
How do you guys reward yourselves for meeting fitness goals? One thing I promised myself when I set out on this big health project was that I would not reward myself with food. It's been hard thinking of other types of rewards, though! Little things, big things.. it doesn't matter. Let's share some ideas here!
My first major goal is to keep on track with my fitness and nutrition goals for two weeks in a row without falling off the wagon. It's a big commitment for me- 6 days a week of indoor cycling, 3-4 days of weights in the afternoons, and 1400-1500 cal a day. I told myself if I could meet this first goal, I'd do somthing I'd always wanted to do: Get a tattoo! (a small one- hah!)
I have all sorts of other small goals and a few major goals on the list, but I'm looking for more ideas of special rewards that don't involve buying that expensive chocolate or eating a ton of ice cream. :X
Some of my other planned major rewards include:
Buying myself a nice peice of jewelry Getting away for a weekend in a nice hotel in Austin/DFW & being a tourist (Last summer was my first trip to the Ft. Worth Stockyards, and I've lived in Tx for well over 15 years!) Bigger tattoo? :X
But the small victories are where I'm really stumped!
~Buying flowers for myself ~Getting a manicure
What other kinds of non-food related rewards do you guys enjoy?
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.