I have found that a very important part of succeeding in ANYTHING (school, health, whatever) is to set miniature goals and reward yourself accordingly for reaching those goals. When I say accordingly, I mean not to get a whole new outfit for drinking enough water for the week. Lol. Also, plan rewards that fit your budget! Don’t say that if you lose all the weight you will buy yourself a car. Unless you can actually buy yourself a car…
If you have ever tried to lose weight, you know it is super difficult. You’re always surrounded by people who will reach for an extra donut, or people who constantly have a pop in their hands. And if you’ve ever been overweight, these were probably two of your vices (sweets and colas). My overall goal is to lose weight and get healthy and strong. But that is a very broad goal. I have found that it helps to set mini goals along the way. My mini goals include: drink 2 tervis-fulls of water (I have a 32 oz) daily, keep an accurate and specific food journal, do some form of exercise every day, make good food choices every day, and take time to read or journal every day. These are “health” aspect mini goals that are pretty broad, but I have a better idea for what they mean for myself. I won’t reward myself for doing these tasks for just one day, or even just one week. It might take me 4-6 weeks to decide that my new healthy goal has become a habit and therefore deserves to be rewarded.
Here are some rewards that are on my personal list 🙂
I would just like to note that rewarding yourself with food is never a good idea. You don’t want to reward healthy habits with chocolate cake. 🙂 (I would also like to note that I am not saying to never eat bad things. Balance, people!)
I am in love with these shoes right now. I love Tom’s and I really love polka dots so these are perfect! Buy them here!
Love these leggings from Forever 21! I love working out in black pants with a colorful top. I think it is so flattering. Buy these here!
Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE owls! And earrings. Find these here!
How cute! Really, any Colts gear is on my rewards wish list, but I had to pick just one! Find this here!
What are your mini goals? Big goals? Rewards list? Let me know in the comments below!!