We have been rewarding ourselves with food for way too long! For most of our lives food has been part of all our celebrations. It’s cheap, easy and delicious.
But that’s gonna change today!
We’ve used food rewards for such a long time that we can only think of a few rewards that aren’t related to food.
Here are 21 reward ideas that I have come up with, and a few that I found on Pinterest.
Be intentional about setting the time and money aside to reward yourself.
You did some hard good work! You deserve a reward!
Print this out and put it on the fridge!
TODAY’S little STEP: Pick something from this list and then make a specific plan for when, where and how you will reward yourself!
TODAY’S little STEP: Enjoy family and friends this Canadian Thanksgiving Day! Let’s continue to thank our Great God for all the blessings He has given to us!
Ever wanted to go on a short term mission trip? I have. This week the children came to me instead! We hosted the African Children’s Choir at our Church. I got to bring 3 girls and their chaperone home with me! A two day stay turned into six!
Sadly they left today but not without leaving me with a changed heart and mind.
I’ll tell you all about it next time. Now I have to clean up and get to bed early. Whew I’m tired!
Today’s little step: Be open to new ministries that God brings your way!
Are you so far off track that you’ve given up?
Ever taken a wrong turn on a road trip? Or maybe you came across construction and got lost following the detour signs. Would you say this? “Oh well I’ve made one bad turn. I might as well keep going until the end of the day. I’ll turn around tomorrow.”
But that’s what we do on our journey to be healthy and well.
We overeat at a BBQ or have a huge piece of cake at a Birthday Party and we keep overeating for the rest of the day.
Come on admit it. We’ve all done it!
For some dumb reason we believe the lie that if we overeat at one meal or snack we might as well overeat for the whole day.
That’s like driving the wrong direction on your road trip and deciding to keep going for the rest of the day.
Something we would never do!
We need to take a U turn right away and get back on track.
I just came back from a nice long vacation at the cottage and I’m struggling. I want to have a fun little snack every few hours and have an ice cream cone every evening. But I’ve worked too hard to get to this weight and health.
I took a U turn. I popped a piece of gum in my mouth, got out of the house and went for a walk. I had victory with just a few little choices!
Please don’t be discouraged! Don’t beat yourself up for a few wrong turns!
Get back on track and make that U turn right now!
Remember our core Bible verse, “And let us not get tired of doing what is right, for after a while we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t get discouraged and give up”. Galatians 6:9 New Living Translation.
Don’t give up!
TODAY’S little STEP: If you have gotten off track this summer, take a U turn. Make your next snack or meal a healthy one. Find a fun way to move your body. Every little step makes a difference!
If you have found this helpful I would love it if you would share it with your friends.
Rest much, talk often, and laugh regularly.