Fun weight-loss reward ideas
by Shelley Langenhorst
One of the best ways to stick to your goals is with rewards. It’s easier to work hard when we know there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Often we are quick to reward ourselves with food. However, rewarding with food can be a slippery slope. Sure, you can eat right all week long but a couple of indulgent meals on the weekend can quickly undo all of your hard work.
Sometimes people have a hard time bouncing back from food “cheats” and end up right back where they started. This is when most people tend to give up; they feel like it is an endless cycle and there is no point.
However, there are better and healthier ways to reward ourselves in our weight-loss pursuits.
Grabbing up new workout gear is a fun way to reward yourself for hitting the gym. After all, sweatpants only do so much to motivate us. Feel fun, fit and confident in your exercise clothing. For great ideas and deals check out the best clothes for your workout and find out how to save on exercise duds from Lululemon and more.
A new wardrobe
Clothes are a great way to reward yourself – especially if they can provide incentives for weight-loss. Forget saving those “skinny jeans” that have been in your closet for two years or hoping to fit back into a dress from your college days. Throw out any old clothes that don’t fit and reward yourself with a new wardrobe once you hit your goal weight.
We have plenty of steals and deals on items from head-to-toe.
- Nordstrom – Up to 50% off Winter Savings Sale plus 3% cash back
- J. Crew – Additional 40% off final sale items and 7.5% cash back
- Banana Republic – Purchases $50+ ship for free
- Victoria’s Secret – Clothing Sale up to 50% off
- Payless Shoes – 8% cash back
Consider a massage, facial or mani-pedi for when you reach small goals along the way. A deep-tissue massage is a wonderful way to thank your body for all of its hard work.
Turn a spa day into a healthy date with friends – instead of hitting up happy hour go have a pedicure and catch up on the latest girl talk.
And for when you hit the big goal, consider rewarding yourself with a beach vacation or cruise so you can really show it off! Travelocity is offering savings of 20% on airfare and Carnival Cruise lines have trips starting at $189. Be sure to check out our tips on where to score spring’s hot new bikini trend.
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