I created a list of rewards for each 10 lb milestone. Each reward is better than the previous one. For example, my rewards are: Spark Goodie, new workout gear, dragon figurine, leather jacket, professional family photo, and a full spa day when I hit goal. My reward for my stretch goal is a Past, Present, and Future diamond ring. Now that's worth some time on the elliptical!
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Keep yourself accountable but build in small rewards and forgive yourself for your mistakes. I find that tracking everything helps me lose weight, and scheduling in small rewards such as getting my hair or nails done, buying a luxury (such as nice lotion) or exercise outfit every five pounds or so keeps me motivated. Also, being honest with myself when I don't follow my nutrition plan and forgiving myself helps me get back on track faster and closer to my healthier me.
I am rewarding myself for my weight loss. For every pound I lose I put $1 in a jar and when I get so much I am going to do something for me. Maybe buy a new outfit, schedule a spa day, manicure/pedicure, massage. Just something to spoil ME, and reward myself for a job well done!
Create rewards for your milestones of things that you really want to do or get...and reward yourself with it when you get to your goal immediately...then you have something more material to work for than just "looking better"
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