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Gold stars for good behavior

Thursday, May 16, 2013

I went to 4 stores today looking for little star stickers - you know the kind you get in gradeschool for good work or put on a tracking board for achieving goals? I finally found them at this little strip mall store for teachers. Guess they aren't that popular for the layman? LOL
Anyway, I got them to put on my calendar. I was organizing a new day planner to include various things I need to do each week and I thought, hey! I need to track my daily activities somewhere I'll look everyday too. Here's the plan:
Every day I get a glittery star for the following activities:
Gold - cardio
Green - yoga
Blue - meditation
Red - muscle structure
Purple - no sugar

I thought, it works to keep kids on track at school and it's a cheap little reward each day when I do these things, that are supposed to be non-negotiable! Also, if I do all 5, I get a smiley face sticker too. So far:

As you can see, I find the yoga and meditation to be easy to fit in - my shoes gave me blisters so the cardio kind of failed. Not that it's a good excuse, but I feel like I have a start. It's super fun to put a new star on my calendar and I'm excited for that first gold star.
**Can anyone suggest some really good padded shoes for cardio - especially in the ball of the foot area?

I know that all these things can be tracked here on SP too, but having it on my bulletin board just makes it more...special emoticon

Do you do anything like this to keep motivated?

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    I use my calendar too and just use colored highlighters. I get a pink stripe for staying in my calorie range, a yellow stripe for a strength training day and an orange stripe for cardio. Blue is for rest or relax days. I love visual reminders and rewards!

    1773 days ago
    I do something similar. I have a calendar printed off that I schedule all my months exercises on and I get check marks on each day completed. And I can see my off days coming up when I need motivation. It works well. It is nice to see the completed calendars also.
    Well Done and Good luck!
    Oh and I have no idea about shoes. I bought a pair of trainers at the resale shop (looked like they were never worn) but I do kickboxing mostly and I don't wear shoes.
    1773 days ago
    1773 days ago
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