|Irish dance solo dress|
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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!
Weight lost=.3 pounds
Total weight loss=2.8 pounds