Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Penalties AND Rewards

I've been thinking about my last post some more and have a variation for those of you who are more motivated by rewards than penalties. So, again start with goals- weekly and monthly. For every goal that you keep give yourself a "tip". If you keep your weekly fitness goal, put $5 in your reward box. If you hit your monthly weight goal, $20 goes in. Then, by the time you hit your goal weight at the end, you have a nice little stash to buy some new clothes. Also, if you did the penalties too, you could take the $ from your reward box (that money could then be kept separately and maybe donated to a worthy cause).
I myself am very excited about this idea. Next week I plan on setting this up for me personally because I feel myself slipping. Not alot, but enough that I know if I don't get a handle on it I will start going back into old habits. Tonight I'm very proud of myself though, because even though I DID NOT WANT TO RUN, I DID IT ANYWAY!! I'm looking forward to my 10K in a couple days, and super excited that I've lost 26 lbs so far....

1 comment:

sabrina said...

Hope you race goes well, and that is so good that you made the goal even before the time you set the goal for! I do like your rewards and penalties idea.