Goals. We all have them. In fact, the new year is just around the corner (cue the sad trombone), so goals are starting floating to the top of our collective mind.
I used to consider food a reward. Weird, right? Probably not, now that I think about it. Western society views food as the proper celebratory medium.
Birthday? Have some cheesecake!
Lose 20 pounds? Have a pizza! Yes, the whole thing; we’re celebrating!
One of the best celebration strategies I learned is to reward myself with non-food things. New clothes, a fun experience, tickets to a baseball game, etc. Here are the next two rewards I’ve set for myself:
- Hit 250 pounds – Treat myself to a massage. And not a creepy-dude-with-a-chair-in-the-mall massage – a legit massage!
- Hit 225 pounds – Finally get the tattoo I’ve been thinking about for years. The one I have is getting lonely. It’s time for another.
What rewards have you given yourself for living a healthy lifestyle? Have you bought yourself a new hat because you ran five times in a week? Perhaps you skipped the drive-through for a month, and now you have tickets to the next Wild game. What motivates you?