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Rewards and Punishment

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I am wearing a body shaper today. I am so uncomfortable with my few pound gain in the last few weeks that I am wearing a suck-it-in-body-shaper. That makes me sad. The last time I wore this thing was 30lbs ago. And it is still uncomfortable - how did I even breathe back then?

Bottom line - things have obviously taken a turn for the worse with my plans. Time to bribe myself.

A couple of options I am considering right now:

2 jars. $50 in $1's at the beginning of the month. For every workout I do I'll move $1 to the other jar (up to $20) and for every day I'm in calorie range I'll move over another $1 (up to $30). I could have up to $50 for a treat at the end of the month.

In addition to that I think I'll "punish" myself. For every day I skip a workout I have to do 10 push ups at the end of the month and for every day I DON'T eat within range maybe 20 squats or something.

I think I will also search Pinterest and see if I can get any good ideas from there too. One way or another I need to GET BACK ON TRACK!!! No more messin' around - it's all business now!
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  • IRP1114
    Great idea! Rewards can definitely motivate us ; )! Sorry your are feeling uncomfortable lately I sure know how that feels. Getting a few good days behind you with your morning smoothies should start to help you feel better quick! Stay focused and stay positive! emoticon
    1796 days ago
    Great ideas!
    1796 days ago
    Wow, both ideas are great. I know you can do it! I'm kind of in the same boat, but for me I realized that I need to go back to what I loved and what worked for me from the start-- boxing!
    1796 days ago
    Love both ideas! I wish there was a magic foolproof means of getting on track, staying on track and doing everything that you should do. I don't know why that is so stink'n hard! Diet is always my weakness. Shouldn't be, but is. emoticon
    1796 days ago
    I'm totally in the same boat right now.... serious. I don't know what triggers it, but it sends me spiraling in the 'I'm so not motivated' land of misfits.... I hope these ideas work for you though! They sound like good ideas!

    1796 days ago
    I really like both ideas. Good motivation!
    1796 days ago
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