mini rewards & big rewards
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
My next mini reward:
A cute little headband!
That will be after I complete the next week eating according to my plan as well as doing my fitness that I have planned.
I am finding that "mini rewards" work really well to keep me on track for actions to do, like continuing on with my eating & working out. These are things that I can control and are simple actions and do not depend on a certain "results"
While HUGE rewards and things I really want I think work well for bigger goals. Things that I don't really have any control over (like, if the scale moves down). Right now, I have my designer jeans reward waiting for me when I get to 175 pounds.
But the littler rewards keep me motivated and moving in the right direction and they don't depend on the scale moving in order for me to get them. I get the reward because I did the desired action.
I received my pretty yoga bag in the mail last night! I can't wait to use it. I can't believe how wonderfully rewards motivate me. I guess I must be highly motivated by little things. That's good! I can afford "little" things. I choose rewards that motivate me further into my healthy journey. Things that make me feel pretty and/or sexy. Things that enhance my workouts and make them more fun.