The 135 plateau- New reward system
Thursday, September 12, 2013
So, I am stuck at 135 for some weeks. The truth is that I am not doing a very intense effort while I am on exams period. But I eat within range, and I exercise moderately for sure 4 times a week. That alone would make the scale move before, even if it would be for just a little. But now it won't go below 135. It went 134 once, but after 2 days it was back to 136...damn.
There is not much I can do now. At least not for the next 2 weeks (when my exams end). I cannot add more exercise, or spend time to try different things in my nutrition. That probably means that my progress will be slow. I don't mind that as long as there will be some progress made. I just have to be patient and keep being motivated, even when I don't get the results I want as soon as I was hoping.
So to keep me motivated, I decided to renew my reward system , which truth be told was not very effective. My goals were set too far away.
So I made a new reward system inspired by 4A-HEALTHY-BMI. Mini-goals of losing 1% of my body weight! These new much more achievable goals will be:
122.85 (or 123 goal weight)
In addition to the goals, I also changed the rewards! Before it would be buying myself something small that I want, not anything specific. Now the reward will be a custom made t-shirt. I am a fan-girl and I always wanted to make t-shirts of the stuff I love, but I never did. I guess in total they will be costly, but one at a time it is not such a big deal, and they will be a very cool and specific rewards that will keep me focused on my goal! They will be great as exercise clothing too
You can see here some ideas that I liked: (mostly HP and whedonverse stuff).
That's all for now! Have a wonderful weekend!