A Gathering Place for Adults Who Love Irish Dance

Monday, May 14, 2012

Irish dance diet - What's your currency? Motivate yourself!

Irish dance solo dress
available on www.dance-again.com

I'm hitting a wall in my weight loss and it's a mental one. I can come up with excuses--being out of town, birthday parties, visiting relatives.  But in reality that is just life.  And if I want to loss weight permanently, I need some motivation!

For motivation, I've decided that because my end reward for losing 30 pounds will be an Irish dance solo dress, I will give myself $20 each time I lose one pound.  That way, I can chart my progress, reward myself along the way, and have the cash ready when I reach my ultimate goal.

So how do you motivate yourself?

1- Decide what your currency is.

What do you like for a reward?  It probably shouldn't be food related if you are trying to lose weight. If you continue to strive for your goal, reward yourself with a new book, a night out at the movies, or even simply a bubble bath.  I'm going to give myself a crisp $20 bill each time I lose a pound.

2- Create a visual reminder.

Write up what you want to accomplish or create a collage of photos that remind you of your goal.  Then put it somewhere where you will see it every day.  I am going to post a photo of a solo dress on my bathroom mirror.

3- Use the currency as an anchor.

Every time that you are tempted to slip, consciously think of the motivator.

4- Don't forget to reward yourself when you have reached your goal.

I can't wait to wear that solo dress!

Week Six

Weight lost=.3 pounds
Total weight loss=2.8 pounds


  1. What's motivating me is the idea of competing at our school feis in the Fall. It's our school's 45th anniversary and the feis' 30th. I've taken a long hiatus from the feis circuit and I'm really out of shape. But I have the determination of the tortoise of that famous fable and have a plan for the next few months. So far it's working so I'm losing about 2 lbs./week. No quick fixes this time. When I'm tempted to gobble up that slice of coconut cream pie, I think of those dancing hippos in the old Disney movie "Fantasia," and know that's not how I'll feel when I'm up on stage, under the lights, in front of the judges!

  2. Trade the remainder of your cash when you get to your goal. convert money calculator

  3. This sort of calculator is a helpful instrument on the off chance that you need to buy product or administrations in a remote currency. This calculator would tell you what amount is the proportional sum you are paying for in your very own currency.convert currency

  4. On the off chance that you are appropriately outfitted with some extraordinary forex digital books on the procedure of the forex framework in general, you ought to have no issue making an incredible pay in this wild, quick paced industry. Australian brokerage firms

  5. In spite of this, Cardano Chief Executive Officer Charles Hoskinson, still believes that crypto is the very best bush. He claims that if SARS-CoV-2 (or else known as Coronavirus) gets big, the only hedge from tumbling markets as well as stocks will be crypto. Auto bitcoin bot

  6. Eyal Nachum is a fintech guru and a director at Bruc Bond. Eyal is the architect of the software that SMEs use to do cross-border payments.

  7. Bruc Bond endeavor to lead the financial sector with sustainability, customizable product offering, and open communication. At Bruc Bond we aim to make 21st century banking straightforward, simple, and transparent.

  8. Apart from making banking extra quick and obtainable, the technical innovations influence reach is extremely diverse.

    payment service

  9. Cryptocurrency has undoubtedly been a revolutionary concept which sees a booming growth in years to come. At the same time, Top Bitcoin Gaming website the concept is a little bit ambiguous and new to most of the people.


I love comments-tell me what you think!