Tuesday, July 16, 2013

#NOtivation: My Rewards

Living a healthy lifestyle can sometimes be a challenge. I have always given myself something to look forward to. My ultimate reward would be living a happy and healthy life. I never want to not be able to do something because I am not in good health. But let's face it who doesn't like to get things?

I always am setting fitness goals, but I rarely reward myself for the goals that I met.

Here are a few tips on how to keep the goals you set:

1. Be sure that your goals are realistic:  I will most likely never look like a Victoria's Secret model. I may get really fit and firm, but I will never be 6 feet tall. I am OK with that. Instead I try to focus on goals that are reachable. Like keeping up with my training schedule or being able to go 30 minutes on the stair master with out stopping.
2. Don't plan a fitness routine that you can't keep: I have made my training schedule on the days that I know that I have time to workout and that there will be no excuses. It always feels nice to have a schedule in the books, but what is the point if you miss half of  your workouts?
3. There is ALWAYS time to workout: Some days I feel like I don't have time to do anything, let alone workout. But the truth is I do have time, I just have to be more creative to find it. Instead of watching a hour long TV show, go for a quick 3 mile run. Working out always makes me feel so much better and gives me the energy that I need to tackle my busy day. It really is a win/win!
4. Share your goals with other people: Tell your mom, tell your best friend, tell your workout buddy, post them on your blog. Sharing my fitness goals makes me more accountable. I feel like I really need to get my goal done for both myself and for all of the people that I told!

This weeks #NOtivation has given me the inspiration to set goals with rewards and put them out there in the blog world. 

  • Go to the gym 3 times a week for 4 weeks - New workout shirt
  • Go 4 weeks straight staying on track with  my training schedule  (get all of my miles in) - New Sports Bra
  • Lose those last 5 lbs - Massage
  • Have a New PR for my upcoming 1/2 Marathon - Michael Kors Watch
I am really loving this weekly link up with Mal and Hallie! You should link up too! I would love to read about your fitness journey!

What is a reward that you give yourself for reaching your fitness goal?

Mal Smiles

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  1. I treat myself with new workout gear, too :) These are all great tips. Thanks for sharing :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I love getting new workout clothes. I may have a problem! But, I guess it's a good one to have.

  2. I love your goals! and so true that they have to be realistic.
    and rewarding yourself is such a good idea. I actually might
    talk to my husband about doing that together!

    1. There is no point in setting a goal that will take you forever to achieve. I like picking short term goals, they make me feel like I have gotten somewhere! Thanks for checking out my post!

  3. I love your rewards! I'm going to have my husband help me make a workout and reward schedule :)

    1. That is such a great idea! Joe just read this post and asked me if he will be purchasing my rewards. I told him he is off the hook for this round. Ha

  4. I LOVE your rewards, great goals, and awesome outcomes. I am routing for you and your Michael Kors watch:)

    1. AHHH me too! I've been eye balling one for awhile, I hope I get it!

      Thanks for stopping by, I would love to see you again!


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