I’d posted last week about my new Goals page! and also mentioned creating little rewards for those things.
Sure, sure. What could be more rewarding than losing the weight? Isn’t losing weight and being/feeling healthier reward enough?
The thing is, I’ve already lost the weight. Not all of it, but a good chunk of weight. I’m re-losing weight, and still have 30 pounds to re-lose before I’m back to my lowest weight.
That’s really lacking in the motivation department.
And sure, I’ve done things that are worth being motivated about. Every time I see the scale dip down or try on clothes and notice how baggy they are, it’s definitely motivating. But, I want motivation beyond that.
“Only 30 pounds until my lowest weight, LET’S DO THIS.” is great… but “Only 30 pounds until my lowest weight AND a dye job??? LET’S DEFINITELY DO THIS” is infinitely better.
So, I created little rewards for myself for when those times come. And each one is lined up with a goal that I have… including the NSV ones. So, booyah! Don’t get me wrong… I doubt I’ll reward myself for if I can ever do the splits again, but who knows!
So, starting with the scale/number goals:
Lose 25% of my highest weight/ONEderland/Pre-pregnancy weight
Take myself on a much needed date
Get back to my lowest weight/lose 80 pounds total
Get my hair dyed
Lose 100 pounds total
Get MY tattoo
Start maintaining/Hit my goal weight
Maintain for 6 months
Buy a new wardrobe and SHOES
And, now some of my NSV goals!
Run a 5k
Get my 5k shirt (long story)
Get my girl power on in Mudderella! (and show some Domestic Violence support)
Own Your Strong gear! (is that a thing?) And sign up for a self defense class
Run a 10k
Never run again! Kidding, my second 5k shirt
Do a handstand/master a yoga post
New yoga mat
Go shopping without hating it
Buy myself a “oh no she didn’t” outfit
There you have it. Some of the rewards for some of my goals! I’ll update this list as we go along and I accomplish some goals – even if that’s right on my goals page.
We’ll see how it goes!