In my case, it means that I'm several pounds over my happy weight and I've lost a lot of fitness. The way I see it, I have two choices: buy bigger pants or declare war on The Wiggle. I've chosen option number 2. My battle strategy is simple. I'm cleaning up my eating habits and increasing my activity level. The ultimate goal is to be back in top form by the start of the spring racing season (and fit comfortably into my pants).
To further enhance my 'battle plan', I set up a "Goal" on my Garmin. In the period between January 3rd and January 31st (28 days), I'm going to attempt to do something active on 20 days. I'll be defining 'active' as running, hiking, practicing yoga, hiking, lifting weights, and walking (minimum distance is 5 miles). The goal tracker is essentially a 'star chart for grown ups'. What do I get if I get all 20 gold stars? Stay tuned to find out!
What do you do to motivate yourself? What do you do to reward yourself for achieving goals?