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Losing weight/getting fit and then maintaining it takes hard work and dedication through proper diet and exercise but motivation is important too.
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, getting a manicure 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?


by on Jan. 25, 2016 at 11:09 AM
Replies (31-36):
by Member on Jan. 26, 2016 at 9:56 PM
I should probably use one so I can be more effective
by Bronze Member on Jan. 27, 2016 at 5:51 PM
I try to find non food ways to reward myself, like new clothes!
by Bronze Member on Jan. 27, 2016 at 5:58 PM
I may reward myself occasionally.
I figure its OK to do that sometimes. All the time? I do not know about that.
by Member on Jan. 31, 2016 at 4:35 PM

I'll go to a movie I've been wanting to see. 

by Member on Feb. 1, 2016 at 12:54 PM
I might feel guilty if I rewarded myself
by Member on Dec. 27, 2017 at 3:32 AM

Maintaining is the real big task.

Have you gone through how challenging it is.

I lost 20 lbs unable to maintain my weight I regained all the lost weight.

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