Five weeks ago, I introduced this new weekly feature. At the time, I didn’t expect to post every week. But since the name of the weight loss game is consistency, I knew writing about my process would be just one more good habit to keep me on the path to a healthier me.
Five weeks isn’t a long time, but I’m counting it as a success. According to Peter, AKA Mr. C’s Dad, short-term goals are the way to go. He explained how he and his wife set goals and reward themselves in comments on my Fitness Friday post called “planning it out:”
I like the way his wife thinks. Of course, I was glad when Peter mentioned the new book. At this point, a new cookie recipe would be disastrous. Who am I kidding? I don’t bake cookies, I just eat them!
I love the idea of rewarding one’s self. As I stated in my reply to Peter, I’ve read that incentives are a key component of setting and achieving goals. I’m going to have to figure out how I can reward myself with something other than food. I see a new fitness post in my future!
Because of his helpful suggestion, I’ve chosen Peter as my January 2016 Comment of the Month. His words will leave on at my Couldn’t have said it better page. I hope that you will stop by his blog and leave a helpful comment or other kind words on one of his posts.
Peter also inspired the haiku for day 5 of NaHaiWriMo:
if I resist you ten times
reward: a good book
Thanks, Peter, for the writing and fitness inspiration!
Your turn: how do you reward yourself when you achieve a goal?