Editor's Note: This article was submitted by Emily Freeman, Exercise Physiologist at OhioHealth and Strive to Thrive personal trainer.
Losing weight is no easy task, so celebrate all your successes to keep yourself motivated. Be proud of what you have accomplished. Small wins can add up to big victories.
Here are a few ideas to celebrate your health and wellness achievements:
Purchase a new pair of tennis shoes or new exercise apparel. You have been hitting the gym pretty hard, so a new pair of shoes or a smaller size might be in order.
Take a selfie and post on social media. Not only will you see your progress but you will may inspire your friends to make healthy changes and join you at the gym.
Reward your body with a relaxing massage. The OhioHealth offers a wide variety of massage techniques designed to alleviate muscle soreness. To schedule your massage call 419.526.8900.
How are the Strive to Thrive contestants progressing after nine weeks? See the standings below, as well as stories on various contestants: