Treat Yo' Self – Rewarding Yourself On Whole30

Finishing a round of Whole30 is an accomplishment. Think of all the things that went into your round. You had to plan. You spent more time shopping because you’re a label ninja and read everything. You did an endless amount of dishes. You made 90 compliant meals. Yeah, it’s a lot.

So, what do you do after a round to celebrate? There’s ice cream, pizza, wine, and all things sweet and boozy. It’s a trap. Don’t do it!

You may be quite use to rewarding yourself with a sugary treat after being successful. And, this is hard part, you need to find some non-food rewards.

After many rounds, this is one of my favourite parts. I think long and hard about what I want to do for myself. I seriously almost adopted a cat the last time. I already have a dog and a cat so it would’ve been in good company but decided against it for the time being.

I asked our Facebook members what they did to reward themselves and got all sorts of great ideas. Here’s some food for thought for you:


  • Clothes–maybe even smaller clothes! New bras. Jeans. Jackets.

  • Shoes

  • Jewelry–one of our member said that she rewards herself every round with a mantra band. I love that idea!

  • A Stitch Fix–I love getting these. I mean, who doesn’t love a box of clothing that gets dropped off on your doorstep?)


  • Spa Day

  • Mani/Pedi

  • Facial

  • Massage

  • Bubble bath with candles / Epsom salt bath

  • Facial cream

Healthy Lifestyle

  • Workout clothes

  • Sneakers

  • Leather kickboxing gloves–this beats a pizza any day!

  • Fitness membership

  • Fit Bit — this is my reward for this round. A new fit bit–I just haven’t decided which one yet.

  • Smart bottle

  • Heart rate monitor


  • Kitchen gadget

  • Cookbook

  • Good coffee beans

Fun Stuff

  • Antique pyrex (I love the patterns!)

  • Special pens and a new journal

  • Books

  • Movies (sans popcorn)

  • Night out dancing

  • A Show

And, then there are some where the reward of good health is enough.

I hope this list gives you a few ideas on how to reward yourself after all your hard work. It takes a lot of grit and determination to do a round. Be kind and reward yourself for a job well done.

Got any other ideas? We’d love to hear them!