My whole life I’ve struggled with my weight, its been a constant up and down since I can remember. I have lost a significant amount of weight before in high school, but I also have put on a significant amount of weight since then.
My biggest issue? Staying motivated.
I’ve learned over the past two months that the only way that I’m going to keep the weight off for good this time is to lose it slowly and in a healthy way. No starving myself, no crazy diets… just portion control and eating more of the right whole foods. While I haven’t put any time periods on how quickly my weight needs to come off, I’ve decided in the past two weeks, I really need something a little bit more to motivate me. While I’m a very educated individual about weight loss, there is always going to be that tiny voice in the back of my head asking myself why I’m not losing 5 pounds a week. So, I’ve decided to reward myself every time I hit a certain pound goal… and not with food.
I’m hoping this will give me a way to keep some of my frivolous spending under control, and really working for something I want.
Goal #1 –> 19 Pounds = iPod Shuffle
I know this sounds like a completely random weight loss number, but I can assure you that it is not. My last post I asked you guys about iPods and whether or not you thought it was worth it to invest in an iPod shuffle. In general, I received a pretty positive response that the size of the shuffle really made it a great MP3 player for working out. At $49, I find it to be not a completely ridiculous purchase, but enough that I’ll feel like I’ve achieved something. So, this is my first goal weight loss and my first reward I’ll treat myself to 🙂
When you struggle with a goal, do you need to find inspiration for something or someone to motivate you? What do you reward yourself with that isn’t food?