May...the first month I've been able to give myself a sticker EVERY DAY!

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Last December I had a personalised 2013 calendar made. I love it. It's an 'inspirational' calendar: all the pics are either from significant events in my life (like my graduation, which is May's pic), or pics where I thought I looked nice, like:

or motivational/funny fitness-related quotes like:

Anyway, I digress. I'm a very visual person, and I'm also massively obsessive-compulsive and like to have plans and graphs and spreadsheets and task-lists and things to tick off. So to combine the two, I decided to buy these little stickers and for every day that I remained 'conscious' of my goals, I would get a sticker. This didn't mean staying in my calories totally, or working out every day. It meant that even on days that I may have gone over, it wasn't a binge; it was me listening to my body, it meant me sticking to a planned workout (I have another spreadsheet for those lol), it meant me always working on being healthy and always watching my carbs. This year so far, I've been so up and down. Before April 2nd, each month probably had 20 days worth of stickers maximum. On April 2nd I started doing this in 21-day cycles. And it is the BEST thing ever. Since April 2nd, EVERY DAY has had a sticker emoticon So I was almost full in April, but May:

YIPPEEEE! I know it is a little bit silly to do stickers, but it's really something I look forward to doing every night before I go to bed. It's so great that I've FINALLY got a whole month of stickers, and I've remained 'conscious' of my healthy lifestyle now for a straight 61 days now. My longest streak of 2013 so far.

Here's to a full set of stickers in June emoticon
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    OMG I need to get stickers too! I've just been crossing off days w/ a marker! What a great idea! Thx for that! And you're doing so great! So proud of you and happy for you too. And look at that pic up top! Girl you have curves, you look great and sexy! Why would you ever think you're big? I wish I had those curves! I'd be working them all the time and you wouldn't be able to tell me nothing! I'm so serious right now!

    PS that pic about warning all this exercise is making me irresistible....LOVE. Lol.
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    Comment edited on: 6/2/2013 4:50:19 AM
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    Squee! I do stickers too! I have gold stars at work, and I get to put one on my calendar every day that I do my little workout in the morning: Tai Chi, some plies/squats, free weights, and such. They're great, cheap motivators!
    2795 days ago
    awe - thats a great idea! good job!
    2795 days ago
    YEAH!!! I think stickers are great! I did happy face stickers years ago- but now the kids steal them! Great job! emoticon
    2795 days ago
    Awesome. emoticon emoticon
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