Do you have a rewards system set up for when you reach your goals? Rewards can be important for keeping up your motivation to be regularly active. It is a good idea to identify rewards for both your short-term and long-term goals. Rewards for long-term goals should be larger and more special. Make a contract with yourself. It can be as simple as: My short-term goal is: When I reach my goal, I will reward myself with: My long-term goal is: When I reach my goal, I will reward myself with: A reward can be anything that motivates you, though it is best to avoid unhealthy rewards. Rewards that support your new healthy habit can be a good choice (e.g., a new CD to use when walking, new workout outfit, a massage). As you make progress in your program, you'll want to increase what it takes to get your reward.
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