Happy Fool's Day!
Rewarding ourselves over good eating habits is no April Fools Day joke. It should be taken seriously. Allowing ourselves to indulge in the wrong rewards can undo every moment of discipline we have poured into our fitness journey.
So, how do you reward yourself for those measurable benchmarks?
Of recent years, it has been an acceptable practice to allow oneself to indulge in a sweet treat for good behavior while "dieting".
We reward dogs with food for good behavior. But, hold on here. We are not dogs. I encourage you to establish other non-food rewards such as a new top or cute shoes. If money is tight, pull out that cute summer dress you haven't been able to wear in a while.
Now, if you're a man, cute shoes won't work, lol. But you might consider a new fishing pole, or that deer rifle you've been looking at.
What eating plan do you follow and why? How has it benefited you? What benchmarks do you go by such as dropping another size or every 10 pounds? What is your favorite way to reward yourself?
That being said, happy eating!!!
I look forward to your response. Just hit the red Comments link below.
Have a great month.
I hope your new year is off to a great start and I hope that includes a quality decision to learn to eat clean and get fit.
One of the best things I ever did, nutritionally, was to decide to listen to my body. I am so glad I did.
I used to workout all the time when in high school. Because I lived so far out in the country, I would be up at 5:00 am working out then get cleaned up to catch the bus at 6:40. Haa, 4 kids later, not a chance on getting up that early now.
But I have learned to listen to my body and it was telling me I had better start working to get back in shape before my body broke down too much to talk to me anymore. Do you follow me?
So, in my fitness journey, I took to eating the keto way and I've lost about 4 sizes and have aged about 4 years, lol. I've had to slow down because I was losing too fast but I still mind what I eat.
I recently met up with Ken Bell of East Valley Nutrition, who has much to offer on nutrition.
Of nutrition, Ken says: "Nutrition is a key component of your mental and physical well being. Whether you prescribe to a blood type, paleo, vegetarian, or other lifestyle, it is essential to fuel the body with the proper Macro, Micro, and Phytonutrients it needs.
What you eat, how you eat, and when you eat all have a huge impact on metabolism, energy, and how you feel."
Find Ken on Facebook and on his website at East Valley Nutrition.
I also want to add that for those of you who would like to learn the craft of meal prep and general healthy lifestyle changes, you should visit JenniferWagner's blog and follow her on Instagram as well.
I've recently signed up to learn from her meal prep class and I encourage you to do so, too.