Nancy - I love what you wrote! You are such a motivation!
With regard to rewards, I've had a challenging time actually *losing* weight despite putting in the time/energy with working out and meeting nutritional/caloric guideliness. My levels are out of balance and until that happens (a long process involving several doctors trying to sort correct med dosages), it seems nigh impossible to move the scale. So I've just been rewarding myself along the way for the effort, despite the outcome.
I too have recieved some rewards from my body. While I may not be lighter, I am definitely stronger and in much better physical condition. I'm sleeping better, have more energy and actually look forward to moving my body.
Material rewards I tend to give myself are:
Workout gear (usually clothes or shoes, but I have my eye on a new heart rate monitor)
New clothes (usually a dress or top that makes me feel pretty)
Artisan Tea (i love tea, and getting a special, hand-crafted variety is always a treat - I particularly like the Fandom Signature Blends from Adagio - nourishing both my body and my inner geek)
| Pounds lost: 7.0