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6/24/20 12:19 P

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I’ve got a big one. One that will keep me on track.

I want to backpack Grand Canyon.
To do so, you have to make advance reservations, get gear and supplies, train, and plan a thousand details.
And you cannot back out.

So I have to hit my ultimate goal in advance of the trip, and maintain.
I’m looking at September 2021 for reservations.
That means my weight and fitness goals have to be met by next May. Weight will be October of this year. The rest is endurance. And financing it.
To that end, my goal weight reward is a backpack. My current is too bulky for ultralight. (Although, I could test it...hmmmm)

Wake up every day knowing you make the decision to begin your journey anew.

This choice in this moment defines now.
What is your now?



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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 31,789
6/17/20 11:29 A

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What rewards did you decide on, FACET101?

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."
~ Randy Pausch

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
~ Art Turock

"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."
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6/17/20 9:24 A

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Face masks (the ones for skin care)

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6/16/20 11:39 A

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Books! I buy myself books as rewards!



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6/16/20 10:02 A

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Clothes!! New shoes!! Being able to fit into dresses and skirts I haven't worn since graduate school! And the big-ticket item for me? A new saddle! What's something that YOU can enjoy now that you weren't able to do/use/wear when you were heavier?

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.


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5/19/20 8:07 P

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As you go about your days, write down things that you don't have the time or the money for. To reward yourself, pick something off that list.

-google first. ask questions later.

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5/18/20 11:35 P

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Clothes are always a good one! It's not only useful because you'll need new jeans, but then you get to see the reward in action!

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4/6/20 11:57 A

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Hi,

I found some good and different reward ideas in this article. It includes some small/free type rewards and some more costly ones so there is a good variety. Maybe a couple will inspire you or give you other ideas.

50 Non-Food Rewards for Fitness and Weight Loss
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_ar
ticles.asp?id=1990


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Edited by: SPARK_MERLE at: 4/6/2020 (11:58)
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"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."
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4/6/20 8:05 A

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I, too, am usually happy to be healthier. Rewards can be that lower number of the scale and better bloodwork numbers. Smaller clothes and/or better fitting clothes is also a nice reward. I walk and run so a nice reward to me would be faster mile splits.

Meghan in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


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SLIMMERKIWI's Photo SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (342,809)
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My reward has only ever been the satisfaction of achieving my goals. I never felt the need to buy myself something to celebrate, nor to do something special, however I do acknowledge that some people need that sort of boost/push.

Good luck,
Kris

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4/6/20 6:22 A

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What rewards do you give yourself for health goals?

I am looking to lose 11 stone and thought i'd reward myself with something every stone lost. I don't want it to be food related (like takeaway) as I don't to fall back into bad habits.

how do you reward yourself/celebrate?

looking for some inspiration :)

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