Wednesday, March 06, 2013
February was kind of a down month for me. Out of 28 days I only worked out for 7 days. Also, I started the journey mid February 2010 and this month I weighed in at the same weight. Looking back over the past three years, there are changes that I can see for the better. But there are also things that I slacked off on, exercise being the main one. Some highs of the month include a 15,000 step day. Yay!!! March I'm hoping is a good month (and not just cause it would be a bummer otherwise being my birthday month and all). I'll let you know when it's over :)
Water and exercise are two things that I can't seem to get under control. So, I came up with a system to hopefully help encourage more of both. Here's how it works:
~Water: I have a red water bottle at home that holds about 3 cups worth (24 oz). At work, I have a blue cup that holds 2 cups (16 oz), and when I work out, the bottle I use holds something between the two. For every red bottle I drink at home, 2 blue cups at work, or bottle during workouts, I get to add a check mark to my board. Each check mark for water is worth $0.25. At the end of the month, I'll add the check marks up and that is cash that I'll get to spend (or build up for something that costs more, like a race).
~ Exercise: Every workout I do that is over 300 calories in cardio, or a whole ST workout (usually 2-3 machines with 3 sets of 12-15 reps per machine for each of the three main areas). Every whole body ST or 300+ calories = a check mark worth $0.50 (and yes, 600 calories would equal two check marks).
March is the trial for this system. I'll let you know how it goes at the end of the month.