Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Confession Time

Y'all.  It's time for a confession.

I just looked at my Nike + app on my phone and I have not worked out since October 25th. 

This is awful on so many levels:
  1. The obvious- I need to get my lazy ass to the gym to keep it from getting even lazier (and/or bigger).
  2. It's such a waste of money! My gym membership is a perk of my job and in order to keep that from going away, I have to use it. It's wasteful and disrespectful of me not to have gone in over a month!
  3. I get mean when I don't work out. Seriously. Those endorphins are legit and they really do make me a much nicer coworker, roommate, daughter, and friend. So I'm sure all of those around me would prefer that I spend some QT at the gym.
  4. Dan, the personal trainer that I worked out with those two times, loves to harass me when I haven't been in awhile. He does this thing where he saunters up to the treadmill, props one elbow up on the side and says with a cocked eyebrow, "so.... haven't seen you in awhile...?" Guilt trip city. 
  5. That whole "train myself to get up every morning and run" thing just hasn't quite happened yet. 

Which leads us to... a new plan!  (don't you just love these posts?!)

I saw this on Pinterest and LOVED the idea:

I am starting a piggy bank fund for something that I've always wanted but just thought was silly to spend the money on. Basically you get a jar and stick $1/$5/$10 in it every time you work out and when you reach a goal, you take the money and reward yourself. Since my goal is consistency, I'm choosing a reward up front to be my motivation to work toward. My reward of choice? 

Tory Burch Revas. I'm so late to the party on this one, but I think when they first became all the rage, I was afraid they were trendy. I have a policy to spend as little as possible on things I deem trendy. However, I think we can all agree they've now become a new classic. And they say it's okay to spend money on a good classic, right? They're not ridiculously expensive, but just expensive enough to be a nice little reward. 

I've decided that I will put $1 in the jar for every evening workout and $5 in the jar for every morning workout. Since my ultimate goal is to get into the habit of going to the gym before work, I decided that should count for more. 

So that's my new plan, just in time for the gym to be bombarded with all the New Years' Resolution folks. Not the greatest of timing, but I'm excited about it! If this works out well, I might up the ante a bit. Wish me luck!

1 comment:

Tiffany said...

This is SUCH a good idea. I've totally been slacking. And not for one month....more like THREE. I think I'm going to take a page out of your book and start this myself. Why not reward myself (though once I get started, results reward me more than anything, but that promise isn't really getting me off the couch right now...though cute TB shoes just might!) with something fun. You go girl!!