This has been a stumbling point for me. Food has often been my reward. Good report card? Banana Split! Lost weight? Go out to dinner! Lived another year (i.e. had a birthday)? Eat cake! Someone once asked me what my short term and long term weight loss goals were. She asked me how I was going to reward myself when I met that first short term goal. Hmmmm….I really struggled coming up with an answer. That fact spoke volumes to me. I eventually learned that as I lost weight I needed new clothes. That became a great reward for me.
My next reward:
Lately I have become enamored with crazy knee high workout socks like the sock pictured below.. I am in a Facebook group with others who inspire me to continue my weight loss and fitness journey (thank you HIT Crew). Many of the group members post their workout accountability pictures and I enjoy seeing their crazy socks. I decided that when I lose my next five pounds I’m treating myself to my own pair of wild socks. I think they will inspire me and make me smile when I wear them.