It can be so disappointing when the scales haven’t budged and you have been 100% on plan all week. It’s tough mentally and makes you question yourself and the plan. If you have ever felt like this just pause, take a breath, and remember just how far you have come to this point. Be kind to yourself, celebrate the successes you have already achieved and most importantly of all, do not let negative thoughts take over.
Do exactly the opposite. Treat yourself. Why not? Reward all your hard work by creating your very own”Pamper Box”. Let’s be honest who doesn’t like a little pampering?
You could buy a nice fancy box or recycle an old box you have at home (one of our “Box Deal” boxes are ideal), and decorate it with a nice sheet of wrapping paper. Once you are happy with your box, fill it with your favourite things.
Ideas for your Pamper Box: bubble bath or bath bombs, nail polish, face masks, moisturiser, face cream, a new lipstick, a new fragrance, some posh tea bags, a magazine, or even a gift card for your favourite store.
Gents we haven’t forgotten you!
Ideas for your Pamper Box: beard conditioner (if you have a beard) or a grooming session at your local barber for a wet shave, bubble bath, comfy socks, face mask, moisturiser, a new book, magazine, a new computer game, DVD of your favourite film, or a new scent.
Inside the lid of the box put a motivational picture of yourself, or a motivational quote, an item of inspirational clothing, a holiday destination or a function or event you are attending etc.. Keep some blank cards and write down all of the compliments that you receive on your journey, as reading them back will give you such a boost! Or write inspirational messages to yourself.
Your “Pamper Box” can be used throughout your journey. Whenever you want treat yourself to an item, remind yourself why you are losing weight, and it’s a great pick me up when you have had a bad day or feeling down. This will focus your energy in a positive fashion rather than dwelling on the negatives.
What items would you put in your “Pamper Me” box? Let us know in the comments for a chance to win £5 in points to spend in store. The winner will be chosen by 29th June at 4:00 pm`
By Joanne Jones, Customer Care Advisor