Setting goals for yourself is a good way to help get into shape. But fitness goals don’t necessarily have to be related to weight loss. For example, riding your bike to work or working out 16 times in a month are all trackable goals that are important to your overall fitness. And because these results can be measured, it’s easy to reward yourself when you’ve reached those predetermined benchmarks. Meeting with your coach for your monthly weigh and measure is a good way to keep track of your progress.
Here are some great ways to treat yourself that make working towards your fitness goals more gratifying and fun.
New clothes and accessories
Who doesn’t like new clothes? For most of us, wearing something new puts a spring in our step and a smile on our face. Those new clothes somehow made us feel more confident and proud…like we could take on the world and come out a winner. So why not reward yourself with a new pair of jeans or those trendy sunglasses you’ve had your eye on? They’ll not only remind you of everything you’ve accomplished so far but encourage you to keep working towards new goals.
Take an adventure trip
Do you like to travel? If so, you probably have a list of places you’d like to see. Accomplishing your fitness goals is a great excuse to check some travel adventures off your bucket list. If you’re creative, you can even work your next fitness goals into your reward. How about hiking up to that remote waterfall in the mountains or challenging yourself to an overnight canoe trip in the wilderness?
Your fitness journey is about making you feel better! Free up your schedule – whether it is for an hour or a day – and get some real down time for yourself. Heading to the hairdresser for a new haircut or watching your favorite movie over and over again, we all have one self-indulgent pleasure that makes us feels good!
Whether you’re aiming for a certain number of circuit visits in a month, or simply striving to improve your resting heart rate, setting interim fitness goals is a good tool for success. And once you accomplish those goals, don’t be shy about rewarding yourself for a job well done. You deserve it!