Congratulations, you've made it through your first two weeks! You're eating healthier, tracking your macros and metrics and moving your body. You deserve a reward — a little something to congratulate yourself on a job well done.
This reward doesn't need to break the bank. It can be as simple as taking yourself to a movie (avoiding the concession stand, of course) or buying some new music to freshen up your workout playlist. The purpose of the reward is to stay encouraged and motivated now that you've hit your stride.
7 Fun Rewards Without Any Calories
- Get a massage. Deep tissue massages are great to relieve stress from those muscles you've been working.
- Pamper yourself with a manicure and pedicure, or go for a full spa day.
- Get a new haircut and/or color to complement the new "YOU" you're building.
- Buy yourself some spiffy new workout clothes so you'll look fit and fly.
- Invest in a new pair of workout shoes to carry you through the next leg of your journey.
- There's nothing like some new workout socks to treat your feet.
- Pick out something wearable to remind you of your fitness journey each time you see it. A new watch or a piece of jewelry would be a functional, fun reward.
Ideally, your reward involves something you'll see every day. If it's something you can actually use to help you on your journey, that's even better. For example, get a new protective case for your mobile phone or MP3 player that'll protect it during workouts. Or buy a new pair of headphones to help you tune out the world and get focused on your fitness.
However you choose to reward yourself, remember to be proud of your accomplishments and get excited for the next leg. You're well on your way to a new YOU.
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Why the MyPlate Calorie Tracker Helps You Lose Weight
Documenting your food and activity might seem like overkill, but it’s not. People who track their calories and physical activities enjoy greater success losing weight and keeping it off for good!
Tracking everything honestly is essential to making the 30-Day Get Lean in 2017 Challenge work for you. Sometimes you’re not even aware of everything you consume, but once you start tracking it, you’ll think twice before you make poor choices. And that’s a good thing.
- Daily meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and snacks
- Exercise and activity
- BMI (Body Mass Index)
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