I got the idea from a Sparkfriend who is saving money from her swear jar to buy a new wardrobe when she reaches her goal. Me? I am saving my change in measured amounts for doing the right thing. Dime for 10 minute walk, penny for every glass, etc. AND a bonus if I contribute to each goal daily
Staying within food range, getting fruits & veggies, doing a chore at home, a task I don't want to do at work, staying in touch with a friend, there are many ways to reward me for doing good things for myself and others.
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I treat my body and my mind as team mates. My mind makes the decisions and my body carries them out. At the end of the day, if I have made bad decisions (not exercising, eating poorly, etc) I mentally apologize to my body for not taking care of it properly and not giving it what it needs. If I have made healthy decisions, I praise myself for being strong. Sounds strange, but it keeps me accountable for my actions.
"Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all." ~ Norman Vincent Peale
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