Big or small, finding the dedication and putting in the effort to reach any fitness goal is worthy of celebration. That’s why, once you’ve hit your goal, you shouldn’t be afraid to give yourself a reward to keep yourself motivated to press onward and reach the next one. It’s these incentives that make all that work feel like it paid off if the visual difference in your health isn’t as visible as we might have hoped. To help you celebrate, here are some ways to reward yourself for meeting your fitness goal.
Plan a Special Cheat Day
Take advantage of your next cheat day. If there’s something you’ve been craving—or if you just want to make a meal that is extravagant and indulgent—plan for that so that you can enjoy it as much as possible without feeling guilty. Don’t go wild and make yourself sick, of course, but find a meal you know you’ll really enjoy, and know that you deserve it for all your hard work.
Some of the best ways to reward yourself for meeting your fitness goal is by absolutely spoiling yourself. A home spa day is a fantastic way to reward yourself when you reach the end of a hard-fought journey. Doing something just a little bit over-the-top, like a bubble bath featuring candles and a cold drink, is a great way to reward yourself and allow your body to relax and recuperate. This kind of reward has the added benefit of helping you feel refreshed and ready to take up your exercise routine again the next day.
Get Some New Gear
Maybe you’ve been eyeing some new equipment, clothes, or accessories that you’d really like for your home gym. Buying yourself a new piece of gear can feel rewarding and set you up for more success in the future. Updating and maintaining your equipment is essential for effective workouts that don’t become too stale, so this reward serves two purposes. Besides, now that you’ve seen some serious results, you’ve proven you’re committed enough to get your money’s worth out of that new equipment.