Saturday, May 04, 2013
I'm struggling with finding appropriate rewards for my streaks. I want them to be enticing enough to work towards, but not crazy expensive right off the bat-I AM paying for a wedding here!
That being said, the streaks are helping me stay more accountable-it's fun to sit down at the end of a day and click 'yes' to a bunch of things I did. Nearly 40 days without soda-which means I'm 52 days from a teeth whitening kit! (this does double duty, as I'll have a prettier smile for my wedding too, score). And Sunday, I'll be only one day away from getting a new Vera Bradley wallet-I've logged my food for seven days. Honestly, the fitness one is the one I'm struggling most with. DJ and I bought a monthly membership to our gym in town and I haven't been in almost three weeks.
In my defense, there are good reasons. 1. We're moving to a bigger house (we're renting a townhouse!) and are trying to pack and clean our apartment.
2. The last time I went, the personal trainer/director of fitness services was a jerk. I would go to the gym and run intervals on the treadmill and then do some free weights for my arms. He had the balls to tell me, "You can't RUN your fat off. You should be doing Herbalife in addition to letting me train you." I was a little taken aback, because up until then, everyone had been so nice! I told him, nicely, that I wasn't just running; and that in my experience intervals did wonders FOR ME. Isn't that what working out is about? Finding something (or things) that work for you so that you get to enjoy the workouts? I thought it was. I then informed him that I wasn't interested in Herbalife products (nothing against anyone who chooses to use them, it's just not for me). And he was STILL pushy. *sigh* To clarify-he is NOT training me, I have no desire to work out with him, he is just the only gym employee there when I work out.
So, as I've said, getting my fitness in is a challenge, so I added a custom goal to the front of my page that lets me track how often I take the stairs at work (I work on the 4th floor of a 5th floor building). And I've also changed my goals post to reflect that.
Now to decide on decent rewards for myself! (No clue what to do).