Rewards, version 1.0

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Nearly the loss of my first ten pounds, I realized I didn't have a reward structure in place. And hello, who doesn't like rewards!? I want to write them down here, but I also want some feedback and advice. I don't like that so many of them has monetary costs. If you have great ideas that are super cheap or free, let me know? I'd like to have a list of rewards to select from as I hit different points. Things like cleaning out clothes or buying new jeans, I can't say I'll be at that point at a certain weight, so accomplishing a weight loss goal is a time to reflect on how I'm doing and how to best reward myself at that time.

- Lush bubble bath
- Clean out old clothes
- Buy a new sports bra
- Buy new sneakers
- Buy a fitness watch w/HRM
- Have a massage
- Have a maid do some cleaning I don't like
- 2 night holiday at a state park with the hubby
- Have a facial at the spa
- Buy new underwear
- Buy a pretty bra
- Buy new jeans
- Buy a new dress
- Day out/date with the hubby
- Great candlelight dinner on the patio
- Picnic!
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    I think all of these ideas you have here are great. I have a Polar HRM watch and I love it! It helps keep me accountable during workouts. I'm also happy to see that you don't have any food related "rewards," but you're a sparker, we know better ;) Happy weekend!
    2311 days ago
    I love the idea of rewarding yourself! I have yet to make my own list. It's kind of hard to think of non expensive but rewarding goals but I think your list is great!! Keep up the great work and you'll get to that 10 lb loss reward in no time!!
    2312 days ago
    This is awesome! you've inspired me to do the same.
    2312 days ago
    This is a great idea. I always think of doing rewards, but I guess that I have never thought to put it down in a blog. Thanks for sharing friend!

    Maybe a reward could be something that you really enjoy doing, like for me I would maybe spend a day at the lake, or golf course, or to be honest take a day to have no chores and rest.

    Good for you and TGIF!!
    2312 days ago
    I love your reward ideas and I love that you aren't locking yourself one specific reward but instead allowing yourself a choice each time!

    I just passed 10lbs and I finally got to go get my hair cut- YAY!! Rewards are worth it.

    Keep it up good job!

    Also I host a fitness and accountability group on Facebook. It's private and all females. It's a pretty safe environment where we all just come together and motivate and encourage each other. Anyway you are welcome to join us. Just reply with your email address (I promise I will only use it to add you) and I will get you and invitation right away. Hope you join us!
    2312 days ago

    That is awesome!! Such a big milestone to hit!
    You're doing it, Gorgeous & I am SOOOO proud of you:)
    Here are my list of cheap or free reward ideas!!
    Hope they help!!

    1. A bright new nail polish
    2. A food scale - - - I adore mine!!!
    3. An romantic/active outing, complete with a picnic & lots of hand holding at a State Park
    4. A Workout Dvd
    5. Your Husband cooks you a romantic dinner, consumed on the deck/patio with only the stars & candles lighting the night!
    6. A Daring New lipstick:)
    7. A Pedometer!!!

    Stay Fabulous, Darling!

    2312 days ago
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    I agree! I think it's good to have goals and/or rewards to look forward to. It really depends on what is important to you. I saw a purse I really wanted at Target back in December. I told myself that I couldn't have it until I'd lost 20lbs. It's nice that it's mine now! Next on my agenda- when I've hit my 40 mark I get new sports bra's. Small rewards, that are motivating to me. emoticon on the loss!
    2312 days ago
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