If you have made the decision to transform your life by getting healthy, rewarding yourself when you reach a fitness goal is a must. Rewarding yourself can help you maintain your passion for exercise and encourage you to work harder than ever before. As someone who’s been focusing on getting healthy, rewards have made the process easier! Below, are some of my top tips on how to reward yourself after reaching a fitness goal. I personally use these tips and they really make a ton of difference!
1. Pamper Your Body
After pushing your body to its limits at the gym, during a run or at a fitness class, you will more than likely have much stress and tension built up inside your muscles. Get rid of that soreness, by treating yourself to a restorative massage! You could even pamper your body from head to toe by booking a facial, manicure and pedicure.
2. The Gift of Entertainment
If you have hit a sought-after fitness milestone, give yourself the gift of entertainment to reward yourself for developing a healthier, happier body. For example, you could treat yourself to a trip to the movies to immerse yourself in a new flick, such as Avengers: Endgame, or you could participate in 200 billion hand celebration after a productive session at the gym. Alternatively, you could gather your friends together for a fun day out at a theme park or a day of go-karting.
3. Enjoy a Treat Meal
It is likely you have been carefully watching the calories whilst attempting to transform your physical and mental health. However, life is for living, which is why a little bit of what you like is fine in moderation. If you have met or exceeded a fitness or weight loss goal, enjoy a treat meal to indulge in your favourite foods. You can guarantee it will taste extra good, as you will have worked hard for the pleasure.
4. Plan a Vacation
If you have ticked a big fitness challenge off your bucket list, such as completing a marathon or reaching your target weight, why not treat yourself to a fun vacation alone, with your partner or loved ones? It is the perfect way to relax and unwind after many months of non-stop physical activity, and the reward will motivate you to work even harder once you return to exercise.
5. Buy Yourself a Gift
If you are longing for a new fitness tracker, smartphone or a cool pair of sneakers, tell yourself you cannot buy the item until you have reached your fitness goals. As a result, you will be more likely to embark on a fitness routine each day over spending an evening on the sofa. Once you hit that goal, grab your new kicks online and be prepared to feel a great sense of pride each time you where them!
6. Save a Dollar After Every Workout
Every time you hit the gym or complete a workout at home, add a dollar into your savings jar. It will serve as evidence that hard work can pay off, and you can then spend the cash on a new outfit, fitness gear or a reward listed above once you have ticked a fitness milestone off your to-do list. Once you have spent the money, you will need to start the savings process all over again until you have completed your next health and fitness challenge.
Much blood, sweat and tears might literally have gone into a workout session each day. Rather than allowing your various fitness milestones to pass by unacknowledged, you must reward yourself for all your hard work and effort. As a result, you will feel a great sense of pride each time you give yourself a well-deserved treat, which can encourage you to push yourself even further during a run, when at the gym, or during a fitness class.