We all know how important it is to drink our water, eat nutritious food, exercise, and stay positive about things in life, but how many times do we just glance over our successes and just focus on what we DIDN’T do?  I suggest that you set up a daily reward system.  For example, I have been known to buy those shiny star stickers in the various colors so I could put them in my calendar for every day that I did something right.  My star color code reward system looks like this:

  1. red star – exercised that day
  2. green star – ate on plan that day
  3. blue star – drank enough water that day
  4. gold star – thought about myself in a positive light (this one is actually the hardest one of all!)

If you are having challenges in other areas such as drinking wine or beer, you could have the silver star represent a successful day without alcohol or any other vice.

When you start to feel like you are not making progress, go take a look at your calendar full of stars… you ARE making changes one step at a time an it WILL add up and make a difference in the end!