I am not a dog. So why am I rewarding myself with food?
This has been one of the hardest healthy-living changes for me to make, and I don’t think I’m alone. It seems like no matter how hard I work at the gym or how healthy I eat, when something good happens, I want to reward myself with food.
Talk about one step forward, two steps back. I come up with all sorts of excuses for why rewarding myself with a cupcake or a cookie or that mini can of pepsi is okay. It’s just this once. I deserve it. I worked hard.
Then I tell myself, very firmly: that’s right. I do deserve a treat. One that won’t kill me slowly.
I know it’s all about moderation. But food treats can be a slippery slope for me. On leads to two, two leads to three, three leads to…where did that dozen doughnuts go?!?
So I’ve made a list and I’m printing it out and putting it on my fridge.
What do you reward yourself with–that isn’t food–when you hit a goal?