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I need a new incentive for losing weight and I'm looking for suggestions.
My previous goal was to lose 40 pounds, meaning that according to the BMI, I would be in the 'overweight' section and not the 'obese' section. It took me 10 months to achieve my goal. As a reward, I'm heading to a nearby city with a friend for a weekend.
My next goal is to get my BMI into the 'normal' range - i.e a 30 pound loss. What are some suggestions for celebrating this new goal?
I like the idea of something helps support you in your new healthy lifestyle. I made the 25 lb mark and bought myself a BodyBugg (granted I am still in the obese category) to help me more accurately measure my activity level. When I hit 40 lbs I am going to buy some time with a personal trainer. Then I will need to think about what else might motivate me to keep going after that goal. When I began my journey I had 70+ lbs to go. So I am a long way from meeting my ultimate goal but when I do ... I am rewarding myself with a whole new wardrobe! =)
Great suggestions! I like the idea of having a 'fitness minded goal.' Maybe hiring a personal trainer would be a good idea. Are there any more suggestions?
Instead of focusing on weight, why don't you see where your lean/fat ratio is and treat yourself to some fun exercise classes? I'm at the starting line... There are things I want to do that my body won't let me do... but when I get to the "overweight" part of the BMI index, I plan on rewarding myself with activities I've really wanted to do, but can't yet.
Someday, I want to climb Mt. Fuji. After that, I want to go to Macchu Pichu... At my weight, the taxing on my lungs alone prevents either of these dreams from becoming goals. But I think once I get to where you are, I will be able to go rock-climbing for the first time in my life. I will get to go scuba-diving for the first time in my life.
Think about things you can do now, that you couldn't before. That in itself is a reward and incentive, don't you think?
When I reach a goal, I always feel awesome about myself. So, I usually reward myself with things that will make me feel even better! I've had my hair professionally highlighted, mani/pedi, shopping trips to sephora, a new pair of (cute) shoes, just things like that.
I usually treat myself to a cookbook or self-help book for motivation, or a new item that will fit my new lifestyle. (i.e. new belt to hold up my loose pants ) I like the idea of what you did last time. Going to a destination. That way your "journey" has a purpose, and your goal will be tied to an actual journey.
I'm treating myself to a massage after I hit my first goal of losing 14 lbs (10 more to go!) It was a Groupon special, so I was able to get it on the cheap: about $36 for 2 hours of Swedish, foot, and scalp massage. MMM!
I plan to make my final goal incentive new clothes!