Don’t Be Afraid to Treat Yourself
Getting in shape doesn’t seem that hard when you begin dieting and exercising because you are often excited about the possibilities you can achieve physically. However, maintaining your inner motivation becomes increasingly harder to do as time goes on, even if you’re seeing results. Many people turn to so-called “cheat meals” in which they spend one day or one meal per week eating foods that are they know are not healthy for them. However, there are other ways to reward and motivate yourself emotionally, materialistically, and physically.
Health and Stamina Rewards
In addition to looking better physically, following a diet plan and workout regimen can benefit your health in the long run. As you lose weight and burn fat, you may find that you have the stamina to participate in things like marathons and other challenging activities that may not have seemed possible before. Living a healthy lifestyle has also been shown to improve mental health as well as mood.
While fitness clothing was once meant strictly for exercise, the shirts, pants, and shoes have now become more of a staple in fashion. There is also a variety of wristbands that accurately report your overall health by tracking everything from the calories you burn to your exact heart rate. Purchasing new workout (and regular!) clothes or a fitness tracker can be rewards as well as motivation to continue on your journey to health.
Body Contouring Rewards
Once you’ve lost the weight, excess skin and stubborn fat may remain despite your most arduous efforts. Body contouring procedures can shape and tone almost any area of the body, including the upper arms, breasts, abdominal area, buttocks, groin, and thighs. Improving the appearance of your body often gives you the confidence to talk freely to other people and be comfortable in social situations that may have intimidated you in the past.
To find out if you are a candidate for cosmetic surgery, we encourage you to contact Mesbahi Plastic Surgery. Call (703) 287-8277 or fill out our online contact form to get started today. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Alex Mesbahi looks forward to meeting you during your initial consultation and helping achieve your goals.