The Workout Challenge

In my quest to build up muscle and lower my overall body fat, I decided that I should brainstorm some sort of reward-based system to help me stick to my workout goals. I like rewards. I also like to have accountability with my workouts (hence group boot camp sessions), so I enlisted my husband to join me in this little endeavor. We decided that every week, we would plan what workout we would do each day (gym, boot camp, bike ride, etc), and if we were able to stick to the plan perfectly, then each of us got $10 to put in our “gift pot.” That means that by the end of each month, we could each potentially have $40 in our Gift Pots! Then, we would buy fun gifts for each other out of the money earned. So if I am super diligent and meet my goals EVERY week, then there will be $40 for Preston to use to buy me something special! It motivates us to work out, plus gives us fun money to spend on gifts for each other. Also, there’s a little competition in there to have more money in your pot than your spouse πŸ™‚

So, I decided to share my workout plan with you guys for EXTRA accountability! Feel free to donate $10 to my Gift Pot as well, if I stick to these goals. Ha.

This week is “off week” for my boot camp, so most of my exercises will have to be at the gym or at home. Since I was out all last week with HORRIBLE allergies, I’m fairly certain that this workout schedule will kick my hiney. Good riddance, hind quarters.Β  I’ll be sure to keep you guys posted on my progress as the week goes on!

What are some of the ways you keep yourself motivated to workout?

Talk to you guys soon!
-Melissa

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2 thoughts on “The Workout Challenge

  1. Ah, the eternal search for workout motivation. Lately I’ve been booking massages for myself as a way to soothe sore muscles and an incentive to achieve them in the first place. A pricey reward, sure, but arguably the best one πŸ˜‰

  2. What motivates me to workout? I’d love to say the awesome feeling I get from knowing I did a job well done… But everyone says that and it honestly gets old after a while. πŸ˜‰

    I use the “Gym Pact” app on my iPhone that basically tells you to commit to going to the gym a certain amount of days a week (you can choose 1-7 days a week depending on your schedule, etc..) and if you meet your pact, you make some money. Right now, at 4 days/ week (that I can go for SURE) and $5 at stakes, if I meet my pact this week I make something like $2.50 … Not that much, I know, but it adds up after a while! πŸ™‚

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