How do you reward yourself for a job well done? I have been thinking about this a lot lately because I, like most people, like to reward myself after I feel like I have accomplished something. The problem with this is that I have the habit of rewarding myself with food (obviously). Problem #2 is that the reward system has gone kind of down hill. It was getting to the point where I felt I needed props for things like: Getting out of bed before 7 or cleaning the house. Pretty sure that those are what I signed on for when I decided to be a stay at home mom. How often does your boss reward you when you show up on time for work? Ya, that’s what I thought. And Hanna’s reward’s tend to come in a smelly diaper change (someone really needs to explain what a “present” really is to this child).
So how do you change your mindset on what is reward worthy and what is not? I have had to re-evaluate my goals lately and I think the only solution is that you get something when you make something. I want to celebrate the small things (like a 2.8 pound loss) but I want the actual goal to stand out. This week I lost sight and rewarded my weight loss with sushi. I know your thinking that wasn’t that bad, but I’m pretty sure Japanese Mayo isn’t fat-free:(
Here is my dilemma. What do I reward myself with that won’t break my bank, be food related, and will still keep me motivated? I’m open for suggestions!
I’ve gotten a little off track the last couple of days since my weigh in and I need to re-focus. Today my goal is to track everything I eat with my etools on Weight Watchers.com. I also need to eat consistently and not have HOURS in between each meal. I have a packed day so I will go into it with a positive can-do attitude and do the best that I can do. I am also hopefully doing some swimming so some activity points might be earned!
How do you reward yourself?
What kind of things do you reward yourself for?