Hello lovelies! It's time for week two of The Biggest Loser: Blogger Edition, brought to you by Ashley, Chelsea and Jenn!
Our version of The Biggest Loser is a little different than the one you see on TV! In Blogger Edition, no one gets kicked off, and we aren't just trying to lose weight. Instead we are creating a place to go when you need a little motivation, when you need to voice your frustration, when you are looking for a healthy recipe, when you are looking for a new workout to try. This is the healthiest link-up on the net!
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Weight lost last week- 1.8lbs!
Weight lost to date- 3.4lbs!
Weight loss to go- 31.6lbs!
Non Scale Victory- I prepped myself before going to the SuperBowl party I went to on Sunday! I made (gluten free) buffalo chicken dip so that I could having something to eat & brought gluten free chocolates with me! I even had dinner BEFORE the party so I wasn't tempted to snack quite so much!
So, I don't know about y'all but I like to reward myself.
Getting to the gym three times in a row? Reward needed! Not sending that late night text you just know you shouldn't send? Reward completely necessary!
Naturally, I have the same feelings when I decide that I want to loose weight. I know what some (maybe many!) of you are thinking. Shouldn't the weight loss alone be enough?! Why do you need a tangible or "feel good reward" too?
To be honest, the answer is two fold...
A) I like to reward myself- plain and simple! I'm working HARD to get where I want to be and I want to recognize that!
B) I have (as so many of us do...) a tendency to reward myself with food! I got a promotion at work- dinner to celebrate! I'm having an awful day at the office-taking myself out to lunch! I kept my cool and didn't text that guy-cupcake!
Obviously, though, food rewards are NOT the way to go when dieting- or ever really! I'm trying to change my lifestyle to that of a healthy one- which includes changing my "rewards program."
I've decided to put a plan into place for myself. I'm going to reward myself for every 5lbs lost. This means I get a total of 7 rewards over the course of however long it takes me to shed this weight!
Here's what I have so far-
5lbs- Tervis Tumbler
15lbs- new yoga mat
25lbs- Decorations for my bedroom!
30lbs- new jeans
35lbs- Weekend away!
The best part about this? I can change it whenever I want to! Lets say that I want to switch the goal or the weight loss it's associated with- I totally can!
Have you ever rewarded yourself for weight loss? What were your goals? Did it help motivate you? I'd love to know!