Post # 1
My friend and I recently started working out again and we’re trying to keep motivated by having short term goals for ourselves. But we’re both kind of short on cash, she just got married in Sept and I’m getting married in June! What are things that we can reward ourselves with that aren’t ridiculously expensive?
We’re looking for short term goals, like…
For sticking with our workout plan for 2 weeks, we should get….?
For having a good 2 weeks of eating, we should get….?
Those sorts of things.
Post # 3
I’ve been rewarding me with things that will motivate me to keep working out, like first I bought a sports bra (on sale for $4, I really needed a new one anyway), then a zip-up track jacket (on sale for $24), next I think I’m gonna buy a new workout dvd ($10-15ish). To me these rewards are super motivating!
Post # 4
I like kirabee’s idea!
Another idea is to put money toward something “big” that you’ve been wanting (ie. a new computer). Perhaps have a picture or two of what you’re putting the money toward so you remember why you’re working so hard. Then when you meet your goal you can celebrate that by making the purchase!
Post # 5
I forgot that I also got myself a new pair of earbuds (19.99). Lol.. Lots of rewards for me I guess! To me, if just makes sense to reward yourself in order to motivate you to keep going, rather than splurging on a dinner out or a delicious dessert that won’t make you feel good in the long run!
Post # 6
I buy myself new work out DVDs or new clothes…like a new sweater (not something expensive like a nice coat or anything), running/work out clothes, etc. Another good idea is a movie or something, like one of the $5-10 ones at Target. Or a bridal magazine 😉
Post # 7
How about you reward each other by doing something for the other person every other week. Like you do her dishes one weekend, she folds your laundry or cleans your tub? So you start on an off week, but if you do 2 weeks of your plan, you get a chore done for you. If you dont, then the other person gets a chore done for them (so the potential is if you don’t follow your plan, but she does she gets a chore done for two weeks)
A new nail polish, new socks etc are cheap and fun.
Post # 8
My current “reward in sight” is new workout clothes. I really want some, but am not buying any until I drop a size.
You might also consider putting money aside every time you resist buying something “bad” for you–like if you KNOW you really want an enormous mocha from Starbucks and you buy a $1.50 coffee instead, save the difference toward a bigger “reward” purchase and cash out when you’ve lost weight/saved a lot of “temptation” money.