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while i'm carting around a bunch of ninth grade students on college trips, adam & eve was generous enough to submit an awesome guest post for today!
There's no greater feeling than achieving a goal, especially when it comes to health and fitness. Once you begin the fitness journey, your entire mind set changes. You start to feel more positive about life overall and, most importantly, about yourself. And you develop a sense of pride and self satisfaction as you reach your goals. These good feelings are what keeps us motivated and makes us strive to continue on the path of success.
As you attain each of your fitness objectives, you should be building momentum to help you achieve the next. However, this is often easier said than done as you reach that plateau where your progress comes to a standstill. In order to get out of this fitness rut, you should reward yourself for your progress. "To reward yourself as you move towards your goal is a classic and powerful method to be successful," claims Early-Riser. By connecting progress to happiness, you build motivation and gain momentum.
So what are some ways you can give yourself a much-needed pat on the back for obtaining your fitness goals? Here are a few ideas for rewarding yourself for your fitness milestones.
Reminder RewardsThe best way to reward yourself is by giving yourself a token that marks the occasion. Perhaps you finished your first half marathon or learned to play a new sport—celebrate this experience with a piece of jewelry bearing a momento of the landmark event. If you want something more fitness related, try a sporty reward like lessons to help you master that new sport or a sleek, new fitness-tracking wristband. According to FITDAY, these rewards make the road to fitness more fun and will give you greater pleasure than your former unhealthy vices.
Personal RewardsNaturally, you're going to want to purchase some new attire during your journey, and there's no better reward than a few new garments in a smaller size. While you may consider new workout gear your reward, try to get something fun and exciting that reminds you of what you've done. A dress that shows off the new you or a pair of flattering jeans are ideal for putting the fruits of your labor on display. Even intimate items like new undergarments or lingerie in styles you typically wouldn't wear can help you feel better and boost your self-esteem. For example, a new piece of lingerie can make you feel sexy and desirable. Also, as Adam & Eve notes, it can lead to enhancing your self-confidence. In addition, by physically seeing the results, you are more inclined to stay on track and move on to completing your next fitness objective.
Thrilling RewardsWhat better way to mark your milestone than by doing something adventurous or spontaneous? Treating yourself to a unique reward such as a skydiving session or a flying lesson can push you to further your fitness achievements. By rewarding yourself with a non-food treat, you keep exercise in a positive perspective, claims CNCA Health. You also expose yourself to something new, which is an important component to attaining fitness milestones as you may often be challenged by different methods of exercise or have gone through significant fitness hurdles. No matter the activity, an uncommon and thrilling reward can be a great motivator and help you develop a new hobby.
Whether you reward yourself with a new outfit or a weekend getaway, marking your progress is an important way to note what you've achieved and remind you to stay on target.
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