I know it’s easier said than done, but step away from the chocolate cupcake! Instead of rewarding yourself with food after your workout think of investing in a nice new pair of yoga pants, or gym shorts. Another alternative is giving yourself a guilt free trip somewhere, or a shopping spree to find new clothes that you’re going to look awesome in when you finally do start seeing the results. If that isn’t your style, try creating a goal. For example, if you complete 5 workouts in a row you can reward yourself with a new CD or movie. If those ideas are not motivating to you, try something different. The idea is to make the reward desirable to you. Everyone is different and everyone has different things that motivate them! Take a couple minutes to figure that out and get back to working out.
- Beattie, D. (2012, August 1). Stop Rewarding Yourself. Retrieved September 23, 2015, from http://skillbasedfitness.com/stop-rewarding-yourself/