Today marks 365 days of consistent logging on MFP (myfitnesspal.com). I’ve had good days, bad days, off days, and on days. It’s been a blast, and I’ve made a lot of friends from the experience. What is important to me is that for a whole year straight, I’ve logged into a fitness and wellness site and done at least one thing to dedicate myself to a better me. I don’t always hit my calorie goals, and I don’t always burn 500 calories. I am in a place where I receive support and support others. I like to think of MFP as a sometimes more productive version of Facebook. You can add friends, update your status, add photos, encourage others, and even respond to comments and questions on forums.
Lately I’ve been reflecting on the “what now?” question. I hit my weight goal a while ago, but I still want to get stronger and commit myself to more consistency. I think it’s time to change things up. I am human and naturally, I am motivated by a rewards system. I’ll be putting a little money jar in my workout area and donating $1 to a little savings fund just for me. I don’t know what I’ll buy yet– a new jacket from Lululemon, a massage, or maybe a pair of Tieks (cutest flats ever)! It really doesn’t matter, so long as my reward isn’t something that cancels out all the progress I’ve made. My reward will NOT be a plate of nachos, for instance!
My goals are:
- Work out 4 days per week
- Deep stretch twice per week
- Eat cleaner
- To not be scale-obsessed
- To get stronger!
What are your goals? Will you be joining me with a fitness money jar??