I like to reward myself after an especially difficult workout, indulge a little after a rough day, and even do something nice for myself “just because.” (Just ask Goose. I tend to think I deserve a lot.)
Sometimes I go shopping for something I feel less guilty about buying, like workout clothes. (What? I need them to keep training.) I might pick up something small, like a new nail polish, and go to town painting my toenails bright blue. I might keep it really simple and hop in a bubble bath, or even watch a really stupid show on TV and unwind. (Secret Life of the American Teenager, anyone?)
Today, I am just dreaming about the treats I’m going to deserve after I cross the 70.3 finish line. (What’s that? It’s really expensive to get to that finish line and I shouldn’t be buying anything else? Hush, you.)
I know I need to put in the work to get to the finish line first. But sometimes tangible rewards help me focus a little better on that 1:45:00 bike ride on the trainer.
So for now, I’m lusting after this pretty little charm to put on a necklace.
I have to earn that one first. So tonight, I’m going to hit the trainer, paint my tootsies with my TOMS/essie One Day Without Blues nail polish, and curl up with a good book. It’s the little things.
What do you do to treat yourself?