I purchased a gym membership on Black Friday. And told the BAD community how I planned to “pay myself” for going to the gym. December was a trial run, getting into the habit of going to the gym.
I am pretty proud of myself…I have gone every week and most weeks I have gone 3 or 4 times. It has taught me that:
- Going every day, which was my initial goal, is not realistic.
- Earning my spending money is definitely a good motivator for me.
- I HATE the gym – like a lot! But I know I need to be more healthy. So this is no longer optional.
- Going first thing in the morning is the only schedule that I can really stick too. By the afternoon or evening, I am done.
- I am capable of sticking to it. This month has taught me that.
I’ve been consistently working up…started at 1 mile a day on the treadmill and now I’m up to 2 miles a day. Pretty proud of myself.
I gave myself the last couple of days of the year off from gym duty, but started back at it Monday. At $25 per month, this is a positive investment in myself. And something that I need.
Paying Myself to Go to the Gym
As a result of my trial run, I am modifying my “pay myself to go the gym” plan. Instead of the $10 per day to earn my $300 per month in spending money, I am doing a weekly earning…did I go at least 3 times that week? If so, I get the money to spend, if not, it goes to debt. And as I mentioned in Monday’s post…the goal this month is to take the kids skiing so I have to earn it. To the gym I go!
What about you? Any fitness goals or other personal resolutions for you this year?