The girls are right! Reward yourself immediately! Pray4Change has a great example of realistic achievable goals: 170lbs: Manicure 160lbs: New shoes 152lbs: Massage 144lbs: Bathing Suit 140lbs: SPRING BREAK in a Bikini 134lbs: Pedicure 126lbs: Graduation Dress 118lbs: Puppy for new home 115lbs: GOAL! New Professional Wardrobe
Check out the article "Beauty Calendar" link below, these are things you can do for rewards as well as pamper yourself and feel beautiful all at the same time!
Right away.. its a sense of accomplishment.. and then when you get the reward you feel good, and you can ride out on the momentum until the next milestone.. so take pride in reaching your goals, and reward yourself girl.. GOOD JOB!
"If you must begin then go all the way, because if you begin and quit, the unfinished business you have left behind begins to haunt you all the time." – Chogyam Trungpa
Goal: run 30 minutes every other day
Goal: 25/25/25 (pushups/crunches/squats) every day
Goal: Be mindful of my portion intake
Goal: Drink 8 glasses of water a day
Goal: Be happy with being me!
Pounds lost: 9.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,679) Posts: 195 1/8/09 10:19 A
It's ok to reward yourself immediately. You'll feel so good about reaching that goal that you'll strive harder to meet your next goals. It's a new motivator and that's why people do the rewards. Once you've reached the goal, it's ok to reap the reward.
Oh great God, be small enough to hear me now... Start: 07.13.08 - 180lbs LTG: Aug '09 - 120lbs
170lbs: Manicure 160lbs: New shoes 152lbs: Massage 144lbs: Bathing Suit 140lbs: SPRING BREAK in a Bikini 134lbs: Pedicure 126lbs: Graduation Dress 118lbs: Puppy for new home 115lbs: GOAL! New Professional Wardrobe
current weight: 182.2
Fitness Minutes: (91,232) Posts: 6,522 1/7/09 1:24 P
I think you should at least give you a little prize for reaching your goal-that way you have motivation to keep hitting your other goals. You can make the first few rewards small & build up the more you lose.
I used to give myself mini rewards for every 10 pounds but I have now switched to 30, 40 and 50 pounds range.
Deb, Deb J, or DJ :)
Goals ♥ to lose at least 60 pounds by August Motivation ♥ Looking hot next time I see my boyfriend Reward ♥ Summer Caribbean Cruise with my man ♥
i've noticed a lot of people on this site have rewards for every milesone of weight loss. i decided to do this and i've hit my first mark. but i wonder, for those of you who do this, do you give yourself the reward right away or do you make yourself maintain the weight for a certain amount of time before getting the reward. i worry that the next time i weigh in i will have gained the weight back and then i'll feel worse because i already rewarded myself. also, if you do backslide do you re-reward yourself when you hit the goal again?
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