One week down, and three left to go in the 4-Week Walk for Weight Loss… and today’s plan just calls for the same simple cardio walk as yesterday.
After all, what good is a svelte and toned body if you don’t have the heart-and-lung health to let it have some fun?!
Pat Yourself on the Back!
With 25% of the weight-loss walking program completed, this seems like a good time to give ourselves a small gift for sticking with it. Rewards are an important tool in keeping motivated — but let’s not make it a food reward, okay? (I’m stilll struggling with those peppermint cravings.)
A new wardrobe item… Hiring a babysitter so you can go play hooky for the afternoon… Tickets to the theatre… A wadge of glossy magazines you normally wouldn’t indulge in? Whatever feels like a positive reinforcement to you — that’s what will work the best.
And it does help to pick out a little prize for yourself in advance, and dangle the promise of it ahead of you like the proverbial carrot as you stride out along the walking trail, looking slimmer and feeling fitter with every day that passes!
I went with a new pair of cute and sporty shoes (suitable for walking or just hanging out on a weekend), tan suede Windriver low-cut hikers that I found on sale for $20 at Mark’s Work Warehouse.
What’s your reward going to be?