As Pounds Fall, Rewards are Deserved
Unless you have only 5 pounds to lose, you should reward yourself at regular intervals for your weight loss. Set up a reward schedule that will motivate you on each success. You can make that after every 5 pounds or every 10 pounds of weight loss. Here is your reward criteria.
Set a schedule of rewards for yourself. If you want a reward for every 5 (or 10) pounds lost, these should be simple rewards since they will happen often. Here are some ideas you may want to use.
Psyche yourself up for each mini-reward. Change your rewards each time if that motivates you more. Most of all, these rewards should excite and motivate you to lose weight.
Weight Loss Milestones
Depending on how much weight you need to lose to reach your goal, you may need both small, mini-rewards and milestone rewards. For instance, if you are needing to lose 30 pounds, you may want mini-rewards at every 5 pounds and milestone rewards at every 10 pounds. If you have 100 pounds to lose, you may want your mini-rewards to be at every 10 pounds lost and your milestone rewards to be at every 25 pounds lost. So, milestone weight loss rewards should be a little bigger than your mini-rewards. Decide how these rewards would best work for you. Here are some milestone reward ideas that might work for you.
What Motivates You?
At Goal Weight
Only you know what is the strongest motivation to get you to the end of your weight loss journey. That weight loss may seem like reward enough right now, but when you get there, you may want to celebrate with an extra reward. If it has been a long journey and lots of weight lost, a little bit of expense may be justified. After all, you are saving a whole lot of money by eating less food. Here are some ideas for the final reward--and, maybe, extra motivation to get there.
Keep your goal commitment and desired rewards close to each other so you always know what you are striving for. Be specific about which reward you are hoping to get for each weight loss. The stronger your motivation, the more likely and faster you will reach your goal weight.
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