From birthdays to job promotions and every celebratory moment in between, it seems like all these milestones have a food element associated with them. But consistently indulging in high-calorie foods can lead to weight gain, derailing your weight loss plans.
If you've reached a weight loss milestone, it's time to celebrate ... with a non-food reward! When you choose a weight loss reward that isn't food-focused, you'll stay on track and feel great. Read on for our top healthy non-food reward ideas to celebrate your efforts. Way to go!
While reaching milestones along your weight loss journey should be celebrated, part of this journey includes figuring out weight loss reward ideas that aren’t centered around unhealthy food. So instead of celebrating your weight loss with high-calorie treats, choose a healthy non-food reward! Here are 10 weight loss rewards to put an extra pep in your step and motivate you toward reaching your weight loss goals.
- Revitalize your wardrobe
- Get your hair styled
- Pamper yourself
- Plan a field trip for yourself
- Join a club
- Take yourself out on the town
- Buy a new item for your home
- Grab a new kitchen gadget
- Try a new fitness class
- Indulge in essential oils
1. Revitalize your wardrobe.
There is nothing like buying a new pair of jeans when you’ve dropped a size. Celebrate yourself by buying a new article of clothing or workout clothes to wear to the gym. These are some great incentives for weight loss. You can also make room in your closet by donating clothes that are overly baggy.
2. Get your hair styled.
Whether that means getting a haircut or a blowout, you deserve to pamper yourself for meeting your goals! This great non-food reward can also give you an added boost of confidence.
3. Pamper yourself.
This weight loss reward is relaxing and fun! A massage or a manicure/pedicure are just two ways that you can take an extended amount of time to devote to yourself for some much-needed "me time." You might even catch up on some sleep!
4. Plan a field trip for yourself.
Celebrate all the hard work you have put into your weight loss journey by planning a field trip for yourself. Your field trip can take any form. Take a walk along a body of water, go window shopping at your favorite stores or visit a museum. As an added bonus, you'll get your physical activity done for the day — it's a win-win!
5. Join a club.
Find some like-minded individuals who want to celebrate being healthier too. Join a walking or fitness club, book an appointment with a personal trainer, join a book club. You’ll have fun and it will keep you motivated, inspired, and healthy!
Whether it is going to a movie, a concert, or checking out a new art exhibit, you deserve a fun night out for reaching your goal! Take a friend, significant other or family member and enjoy a night to celebrate your healthy lifestyle and weight loss progress.
7. Buy a new item for your home.
Have you been eyeing an amazing sectional couch or a new coffee table? Maybe a piece of art? Now is the time to treat yourself with a new furnishing for your home. Reward your healthy behavior and hard work by indulging in fashionable furniture instead of food!
8. Grab a new kitchen gadget
Consider replacing your old blender with a high powered one that blends your green smoothie to the perfect consistency. Or upgrade your brown paper lunch bag to a fancy new insulated bag with a stylish design. Has your Tupperware seen better days? Spring for a new set of Tupperware to store your healthy on-the-go snacks.
9. Try a new fitness class
Bored with your same old fitness routine? Shake things up and reward your hard-earned success with a new fitness class, like yoga, cycling or mat pilates. Deal websites often have great offers — grab your fitness buddy to join you!
10. Indulge in essential oils
We get it: weight loss isn’t easy — and you might feel stressed at times. Melt away the stress of daily life with a set of essential oils. Essential oils, such as lavender, lemon and eucalyptus, may help in relaxing the mind, soothing tension and increasing concentration. When you’re feeling stressed, instead of reaching for a sugary snack, use your essential oils to calm your senses.
Use these non-food weight loss reward ideas to stay on track to hit your ultimate goal weight and continue on the journey to long-term success. If you’re looking for other good weight loss rewards that don't involve food, ask your Jenny Craig coach! Visit your local neighborhood Jenny Craig center or meet with your weight loss coach via phone or video chat. Your coach will happily brainstorm more non-food reward ideas with you. They'll be there to help keep your motivation strong and celebrate your healthy weight loss program milestones with you.