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How to Reward Weight Loss Goals

Ways to Reward Weight Loss Goals

Now that many of you have set new fitness and weight loss goals for 2010, I think it's important to have a reward in mind that you'll receive once your hard work pays off. If you need some ideas, here are some ways to treat yourself.

  • Have an hour-long massage or other spa treatment.
  • Go for a mani/pedi with some girlfriends.
  • Buy a new exercise outfit to show off your new body and motivate you to keep up the trips to the gym.
  • Treat yourself to an expensive pair of jeans you've had your eye on.
  • Splurge on a decadent dinner out.
  • Pick up some fun jewelry or another accessory.
  • Get a new haircut.
  • Buy new fitness gear like a heart rate monitor, new iPod, or a treadmill.
  • Pick up something new for the kitchen like a fancy veggie slicer or indoor grill.
  • Go away for a skiing, surfing, or yoga weekend, depending on your interests.
  • Do something active you've always wanted to do like horseback riding, take a snowboard lesson, or go rock climbing.
  • Buy new workout music.
  • Get a private lesson with a personal trainer to help you get on your way to reaching a new fitness goal.

If you have any other ideas, share them in the comment section below.

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isabel96 isabel96 5 years
i just went to target and got a alien piggybank, so everyday that i workout and eat right, i get 5 dollars and when i reach my goal weight i can use the money on whatever i feel like :)
lighthouselady lighthouselady 7 years
Clothes that fit has been my main reward. I do shop for them at thrift stores and sales racks.
ferret ferret 7 years
love the ideas! currently i'm training for a marathon and a massage this month is my reward for keeping up the hard work during the holidays - i can't see myself doing this monthly, so the ideas here are fabulous~ i esp. love the pedi or new nailpolish idea (which i will do for the coming month!). flowers & cute boyshorts ideas very inspirational as well :)
peacenique peacenique 7 years
I love the idea of something different every 5lbs kcmosinki. Thank you. I think part of the fun of that would be making up the rewards list/sheet/poster. Although I find many of the ideas too pricey, some I can foresee using as major milestone rewards. eg: half-way to my goal ~ a massage. Thank you for the great article and the great ideas from commenters. I think a bouquet of fresh flowers would be a lovely reward. Stick them in the kitchen to remind yourself!
kcmosinki kcmosinki 7 years
I have 20lbs to lose and I have 4 rewards for every 5 pounds. the 1st 5 I get a pedicure, the next a new yoga mat, the next a new stella mccartney for adidas gym bag and the final 5 a brand new pair of nike running shoes for the spring.
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 7 years
I wouldn't go out for a decadent dinner but I would buy a new book as I read when I'm on the treadmill or the stationary bike. Or I would hit the beach and buy a small packet of hot chips.
LilyLyra LilyLyra 7 years
I always like to reward myself by buying something that shows off what I've done. Sometimes I don't have a lot of money in order to buy myself a reward, but even a new pair of boyshorts or whatever makes me feel super sexy. :-D
insanitypepper insanitypepper 7 years
Most of those ideas are out of my price range. I suppose I tend to celebrate the healthy lifestyle little by little along the way, rather than when I reach a milestone. I love cooking, so it's always rewarding to me to try out new foods & recipes that fit my needs. And the way I feel after a workout is the reward for the suffering that takes place during the workout.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
When I was losing weight, I usually bought a new outfit for myself every 2 sizes I dropped. Every time I lost 10 lbs, I treated myself to a new book, a new CD, a new bottle of nice lotion or a new nail polish or lipstick. It definitely helped keep me motivated.
Sasseefrass Sasseefrass 7 years
The way I figure it, the weight loss is reward in itself. It's what I do every day that makes a difference. So I reward myself for doing the right things. This month I'm buying myself a new workout top if I eat within my proper calorie range 6 out of 7 days a week. Six months ago when I started to revamp my diet and exercise habits I rewarded myself for sticking to my workout schedule for a month without skipping. So far it's worked. I've lost 54lbs.
scorpstar77 scorpstar77 7 years
How about some cheaper options, Fit?! Some of us have 50+ lbs to lose and can't afford a hot stone massage every 5 lbs :) I'm a big reader, so I like to get myself a new book release I've been eager for or just go shopping for myself off my Amazon wishlist.
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