It seems that fitting in to my pants has not been a sufficient motivator to break the bad habits I’ve been indulging lately. Neither has standing in front of a class full of people telling them to jump and lunge and sweat like crazy. Neither has the decision to return to Weight Watchers for the threat of enduring the scale in public.
You read up on people who have had success, and they say that you need to be in touch with your why. Why do you want to achieve that goal? Well, I have a pretty solid grasp on my why. I also have a really amazing ability to avoid eye contact with my why when those cravings hit.
So I have stooped to bribing myself with a reward system. One morning last week, I opened up my email to find one from Coach boasting some beautiful new watches.
Isn’t it purty???
I instantly fell in love. However, I did not fall in love with the price tag. But it is Coach.
If you really think about it, you can spend a lot of money on snacking. One of my go to items when I throw in the towel is a soda. There’s $1.50ish right there. Add in going out to lunch or dinner or BOTH! Yikes! Maybe a coffee drink? Cha-ching!
So here’s my plan. Every day that I eat clean at 90% puts $1 in the bucket. Every day that I push play on my work out adds another $1. That’s $2 – much cheaper than snacking and eating out all the time. Or stopping for a white chocolate mocha. And $2/day is enough to make me really do the work – you know, not “One day of working out and eating clean is all you need, and then you can splurge on this watch!” That would be silly. And it’s something that I actually want. And once I get it, it’ll be that much more fulfilling!
I’m thinking it’ll give me enough of a push to get away from these negative habits, get back in touch with my why and knock out my TurboFire workouts.
Do you have a rewards system?