When we start our weight loss journey, it's important to recognise milestones as we travel along.
But it's important to recognise them with Non-food rewards.
How do you reward your successes...
Why do Rewards matter?
Rewards matter because when we recognise and celebrate our achievements it reminds us we are capable of achieving our goals. This helps to keep our motivation on the days that are more challenging.
By choosing Non-food rewards it helps promote our health and well-being, especially if we plan them throughout our weight loss journey, to boost our confidence and self esteem.
What could your goals be...
Achieving 120 mins activity in a week
Next clothes size down
being able to do your own shoes up
Putting on your own socks
Doing your bra up around your back on your own
Cutting or painting your own toe nails
Draw up your list of mini goals and plan different treats each time you achieve one.
You could keep a weight loss coin/pebble jar or board, adding a £1.00 or a pebble for every pound lost, the growing collection of money and pebbles is a visual reminder of your achievements.
Your rewards could be...
listening to your favourite music
watching a box set of TV shows
healthy recipe book
trip to the cinema
piece of clothing that makes you happy
Health and beauty
professional teeth whiting
Night out dancing
session with Personal Trainer
healthy cooking classes
Visual weight loss chalk board
Weight loss coin jar
Pebble jars - one full of pebbles of the half pounds to lose and the other jar ready to transfer the pounds lost in to.
When it comes to choosing your rewards, try something that will keep you on track and not knock your motivation.
Choosing Non-food rewards will also help break old habits of rewarding our selves with food and drink.