7 Great Ways to Reward Yourself for Weight Loss (That Don’t Involve Food)
Dr. Philip Rodger
Owner and Clinic Director
Weight loss can feel like an uphill battle. Because it’s so challenging, it’s essential that you take the time to celebrate all your milestones.
That said, depending on your journey, you may not want to undo some of your progress by celebrating with heavy or unhealthy food.
Because our culture centers celebrations around food, it can be tough to find a way to mark your successes in a way that doesn’t involve some big meal.
If you’re looking for a way to celebrate your weight loss success in a way that doesn’t involve food, we can help.
Here are seven fantastic ways to mark the occasion that doesn’t involve food.
1. Buy a New Outfit
At some point during your weight loss journey, you’re going to notice that some of your old clothes are starting to get a little too loose.
One of the best ways to celebrate your new, slimmer form is by treating yourself to a new outfit.
Clothing can be a great motivator when it comes to weight loss because the more you lose, the better you look and feel in smaller sizes.
This reward is also something you can set up ahead of time. Go out and buy yourself something one or two sizes down now, and keep it somewhere you can see it every day.
That outfit will help inspire you to keep up with the day to day struggle. And, when the day comes that you can comfortably fit into that outfit, you’ll be able to see all your accomplishments when you go to look in the mirror.
2. Head to the Salon
Nothing can boost your confidence quite like a new haircut and manicure. Which, is why taking a trip to the salon can be a great way to celebrate hitting a weight loss milestone.
A little bit of pampering and polish, like what you get with a manicure and pedicure, can help you feel more relaxed and rejuvenated.
On top of that, getting your hair done or getting a new haircut can help boost your self-image. So, you can look and feel like your happier, healthier self.
As an extra tip, be adventurous and try a look or style you’ve always wanted to try out. Going for a new color, or a dramatic length change you can help you lean into your new weight and healthier lifestyle.
3. Get a New Piece of Workout Gear
A big part of people’s weight loss journeys is falling in love with working out. Finding a workout program or regimen that you enjoy doing can help take your weight loss journey to the next level.
If you have a system that you love doing, then why not step it up by treating yourself to a new piece of equipment or enrolling in a workout class?
If you’ve fallen in love with yoga, sign up for a retreat or interesting new class to help you expand your skills. Or, treat yourself to a high-tech stationary bike to help make your morning workout a breeze.
Your treat doesn’t have to be something big. You can also get yourself a new set of personal weights or that fancy yoga mat you’ve been eyeing up.
You can also treat yourself to a new set of workout clothes, so, the next time you hit the gym, it’ll be in style.
4. Take a “You” Day
Sometimes the best thing you can do to treat yourself is taking a day for you. Take a personal day off work and put your responsibilities to the side for one day to celebrate your weight loss success.
The best part of taking a “you” day, is that it can include anything you want. You can spend the day on your couch catching up on your favorite show, or hit the trail and spend the day hiking.
Sleep in, treat yourself to a long, hot bath, or spend the day redesigning your home office.
Whatever you decide to do, the only rule is that you must take the time to do something you enjoy, so you’ll feel refreshed and ready to hit it hard the next day.
5. Visit a Spa
Why not celebrate hitting a milestone by treating yourself to something that’s good for your body inside and out?
Visiting a spa can help you heal, refresh and rejuvenate your body, which is essential when trying to lose weight. Get a massage, a facial, or meditate in a steam room.
You’ve worked hard to reach your weight loss goals, so you deserve a little pampering. And, after you spend a day relaxing and recuperating, you’ll feel even more prepared to take on the next leg of your weight loss journey.
6. Treat Yourself!
Everyone has that one kind-of pricy, or unnecessary thing they want but can’t justify buying for themselves. Well, now is your chance to treat yourself to that ultimate gift.
Go out and pick up whatever it is that you want. It could be an expensive gadget, a voucher for a trip you’ve always wanted to take, or even a book you’ve been dying to read.
Then wrap your self-gift like a regular present, bow and all, and write on the tag, “Do not open until (your goal weight or next milestone)!”
Once you hit your goal, you’ll have something special waiting for you that you can tear into and enjoy.
7. Plan a Night Out
One of the best ways to celebrate your weight loss success is by surrounding yourself with your friends and heading out for a night on the town.
Get yourself tickets to a comedy show, book a room at your favorite karaoke place, or plan a trip to an amusement park.
Whatever you decide to do, make sure to invite your weight loss support group to celebrate with you.
Losing weight can be a struggle, so it’s important to make sure you have a buddy or group of people you can rely on to keep you motivated during your journey.
How to Celebrate Your Weight Loss Success
Losing weight can be one of the hardest struggles you take on in your life. It can be a years-long journey that you have to deal with on a daily basis, and results never come as fast as we’d like them to.
Which, is why it’s essential to take the time to celebrate your weight loss success as you continue to work toward your goals.
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