Everyone feels pumped during the starting stages of their workout regimen and inspired to get into a better shape. Unfortunately, that excitement quickly fades and trips to the gym become another chore you’d rather skip.
Staying motivated isn’t easy, but there are many useful methods you can use every time you think of giving up. Implementing an exercise reward system is one of the most popular and useful ones.
Reward system you pick has to work for your goals and your lifestyle. You should set your goals first, and avoid picking treats that are working against it. Food probably shouldn’t be a part of your exercise reward system, especially if you’re thinking of treating yourself with unhealthy snacks. Unless you want to end up associating workouts with Burger King, choose a reward that won’t set you back.
When it comes to the rewards you should pick, options are pretty much limitless, but they’re governed by your own preferences. Some people like to get a mani-pedi or a new pair of sneakers. Others prefer buying a good book or going to the movies. Don’t be afraid to think big when it comes to reaching your “final” goal. It might take months to get there, so you definitely deserve to celebrate with a nice holiday or a new fancy gadget.