Now, this may sound like I'm a big girly swot (and - let's be honest - I am) but I can honestly say that feeling stronger, smaller and in control of myself are reward enough so far.
While they would be lovely, I don't need a massage, or pedicure or lovely relaxing bath to tell me I'm doing a great job.
I am sitting here in jeans that are fitting better and a t-shirt that somehow seems bigger..... And that, my friends, is a fantastic feeling. Small reward right there.
I did Michelle's Super Saturday Session (SSS) gym program this morning. 'Twas a 'metabolic conditioning' workout which meant I did over 80 each of wobbly pushups, weights lunges, step ups, tri dips, etc, etc, etc in four rounds of a total body circuit.... It was fantastic, despite the silent screams of 'damn you Michelle Bridges, damn you to heeeeeeeeeellll' which punctuated a lot of my session.
It was open day at the gym with lots of classes for people to try out. Coming out of the gym I ran into my sister in law who was waiting to try the new Les Mills offering -CX Workx. I thought, why not give it a go? And I did that class too. The rewards? Not only did I manage to struggle through all of Michelle's SSS workout, but I also participated in a fantastic new core workout. Just the fact I was able - and keen - to do these is a reward to me.
Obviously as I get thinner I will need to get new clothes - that will be fantastic. But the reward will be the needing of said new clothes, rather than the getting of them.
That said, I must admit I am looking forward to giving the plastic card an absolute flogging when that time comes!