It’s that time again…
I did fairly well this past week. I’m holding steady, no additional loss but no gain either. I’m still lacking in the exercise area. I only managed to get my bootie moving a couple times this week. So obviously this is the area I need to focus on this coming week.
Jen asked what keeps our motivation going towards our goals. Well, one of them is the fact that I need new jeans. But I don’t want to have to buy a bigger size. I want to hold off, loose the weight, tone those thighs and go out and buy some nice new skinny-me jeans. Not hoochie jeans mind you… just nice fitting, flattering jeans. That will be my reward for reaching my goal.
Jen also asked if we have any mini-goals and if so, what are some mini-rewards when we reach those mini-goals. I honestly hadn’t thought of this before but I think it’s a great idea. So I decided to set weekly goals and the weekly reward I can grant myself when said goal is achieved.
This week, I don’t know if you know this or not but Thursday is Cold Stone’s World’s Largest Ice Cream Social (5-8pm). WHY would I be offering this information on this particular post? Well, that day, they are offering free 3 oz cups of ice cream (two specific types to choose from). They are hoping for donations to the Make-a-Wish foundation in return. What better treat to reward myself for exercising every day up until Thursday?! And it’s only 3 oz. Nothing to set me back too far. And it’s for a great cause.
Now, not all of my mini-rewards will be food related. That would be bad. So the rest of the time (unless I find out that someone is handing out free ice cream again), I’m going to reward myself with things like a pair of earrings, a manicure, a pedicure, a special little home decoration (it is Fall after all and all the new, cute decorations are killin’ me!). These are all things that I don’t normally treat myself to. But I’ll get to now as long as I exercise 4 times a week.
I’m sooo looking forward to my ice cream treat!! =0)
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