mini-goal incentives that I was working toward as I worked to lose the rest of the baby weight. Just because the baby weight is gone, doesn't mean the stepping stones toward my goals have disappeared with it.
My goals may not be about weight loss anymore, but I still have things to work toward. It's important to note: working toward something doesn't mean you're unhappy where you are. It just means you want to better yourself. It's a growth mindset. We should all have one.
I have committed to doing PiYo every single day for the month of January and February. I'm going to record my progress at the end of each month and turn in my results to Beachbody for my FREE t-shirt (they reward you for reaching your goals).
On February 28th if I've completed the program, I'm going to purchase the brand new Insanity Max 30 program. I have been so excited to try it!
You deserve to reward yourself when you make small steps toward your goal. If you don't, you may give up or lose sight of it altogether.
If you struggle with accountability, motivation, and success use these tips to make this year different than the others:
Find an accountability partner.
I cannot stress enough the significance an accountability partner has in your success of failure. If you don't think you have a friend interested in this, join one of my challenge groups; I will be your accountability partner. I have challengers that I text at 5a.m. to encourage them to get out of bed and get their workout in. I have some that text me every night letting me know how they are. I am an accountability queen - seriously, I need it so I love providing it for others.
Make your goals visual.
Write them down or create a vision board. Whatever you do, put them in a place where you will see them every day. My vision board is on my computer desktop so that I can stay focused each day.
Subscribe to podcasts or pick up personal development literature.
I didn't even know about the podcast app on my iPhone until recently and now I listen to one every change I get. On the way to work, I listen to a podcast instead of the morning talk show. I always made excuses that I didn't have time to read and turns out, that was because I was aimlessly scrolling through Facebook. Now, I try to read at least 1 chapter before I go to sleep each night. It has made a tremendous difference in my motivation levels.
Someone out there is struggling with the same things and they need you to share what you're doing. It will help to hold you accountable and it will help to motivate them to put their best foot forward.
What goals are you working toward in 2015? How are you rewarding yourself on your journey?