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Reward Yourself For Exercising

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Establish a reward cycle when you start to exercise by showering with an extravagant shower gel that you ONLY use after exercise. I did this when starting out and I still love to stand in the shower basking in the wonderful aroma, exercise endorphins, and the feeling of virtue and nurturing from taking care of myself by exercise.
Add to the effect by smoothing on a matching body lotion and remember that feeling on into your day.

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Associating pampering & other rewards with exercise reinforces your perception of exercise as an enjoyable activity, and increases the likelihood that it will become an enduring habit.
- Submitted by FIFIFRIZZLE 8/15/2013 in Motivation | 3 Comments
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PGHP31CK 9/18/2013 3:11:00 PM

    Awesome idea!! This is a healthy, non-food reward! And I have Bath & Body Works gift cards . . . !
KITTYDID180 8/26/2013 3:57:00 AM

    emoticon This is a GREAT idea will be doing this!
LOSEJUNKINTRUCK 8/17/2013 5:44:00 PM

    Hey..I'm just starting over again emoticon . Can you tell me how to make sparkpeople my homepage? I found where it said to "click on red arrow on the right side" and I don't see one. I want to be able to get to sparkpeople right away without messing with google or yahoo, etc. when I log online. I need as much help as I can get!! Just enrolled this week (not attended yet) a gym club..mostly for the pool to start and am trying to track my food (which I don't find the tracker really user - me- friendly..very frustrating!..)
Anyway, any help would be appreciated..thanks
Glori
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