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Summer Weight Loss Challenge Day 30: The Final Day!

Posted by on Aug. 20, 2014 at 11:02 AM
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Welcome to Day 30. The FINAL day of the Summer Weight LossChallenge!

Congratulations! You made it to the end.

Losing weight/getting fit and then maintaining it takes hard work and dedication.
One way to help you along is to set up a rewards system that will keep you motivated.
Each week, month, or whatever defined time period you choose, plan to reward yourself for meeting your goals for that time period.
The reward should be a small 'gift' to yourself. It doesn't have to be extravagant, it can be something as simple as taking time for yourself, renting a movie or buying a new paperback book.

If you fail to meet your goal for that period, then you miss your reward. It will hold you accountable and drive you towards meeting your next goal.


Rewards should be something that makes you feel good about yourself or something you enjoy. Do not reward  yourself with food or other things that will sabotage your weight loss/fitness journey.
The ultimate reward is a healthier and more fit you, but small rewards along the way are a good way to celebrate your successes!

Do you have a rewards system in place?

If so, what types of rewards do you use to keep yourself motivated?

If you do not, set up a temporary rewards system and hold yourself accountable to it. See if having a reward waiting for meeting a goal helps to keep you focused and motivated!

As a final reminder take everything you have learned and continue to apply it.

  • Continue to eat cleanly and within your caloric range.
  • Drink plenty of water for health and hydration.
  •  Make sure you are doing cardio everyday.
  • Strength train at least 3 times a week.
  •  Make sure you are getting 7-8 of sleep a night
  • Take the time to properly relax
  • Keep yourself accountable by using a food/fitness journal
  • Stay active and have fun!

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by on Aug. 20, 2014 at 11:02 AM
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LadyJag
by on Aug. 20, 2014 at 11:11 AM
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My recent reward was a hot stone massage at a local massage therapy school. Next on my list is a pedicure at my favorite spa!

la_bella_vita
by Bronze Member on Aug. 20, 2014 at 11:16 AM

My reward is the way I look and fitting into the clothes I love..lol

Great tips posted

sarah824
by Member on Aug. 20, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Currently my only reward system is that when I lose a total of 25 pounds I am going shopping!!

buttercup24
by Member on Aug. 20, 2014 at 11:25 AM
I have little goals set. It helps me know when I'm not doing what should be doing.
JKuney
by Member on Aug. 20, 2014 at 11:27 AM
I don't have a reward system in place beyond 'ooh I'm gonna eat this thing I haven't had in forever' lol! Then of course I feel like poo so it's not a very good reward lol! I did see something about a workout tip jar where you put $$ in it depending on certain things such as loosing weight and other things I can't remember right now. The you take that money and use it on a good reward :)
polkaspots
by Member on Aug. 20, 2014 at 11:32 AM
I wish I had something I could reward myself with, but all I want is to not exercise and eat ice cream.
delmobaby
by Member on Aug. 20, 2014 at 11:36 AM
I haven't done rewards before but I think before the colder weather hits a new exercise outfit would be great. I need to lose about 3 lbs to get to my next small goal
TurboMom81
by on Aug. 20, 2014 at 11:41 AM
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I bought myself a new dress to celebrate 10 pounds lost!
young_lv_mom
by Member on Aug. 20, 2014 at 11:50 AM
I do not have a rewards system set up, never thought about it really.
othermom
by Bronze Member on Aug. 20, 2014 at 12:03 PM

i need to set up a rewards system

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