I was inspired by images of jars like this, very visual ways to see your goal and to keep up motivation!
Mine is only one jar because I decided to use semisweet chocolate chips as additional motivation!
|61 chips left!|
My final goal is to work towards a prenatal massage, which tends to average at about $85. I started with 85 chocolate chips in the jar and and slowly eating them until they are all gone based on my steps each week. I am already starting to feel some back strain so I'm sure it will be useful in several weeks. So how I earn money is this:
- If I walk 56,000 or more steps in a week, I get $10 towards the massage/10 chocolate chips.
- If I walk 49,000 to 55,999 steps in a week, I get $7 towards the massage/7 chocolate chips.
- If I walk 42,000 to 48,999 steps in a week, I get $5 towards the massage/5 chocolate chips.
- Anything below that means no money towards the massage.
I've been doing this for 3 weeks now and continuing to track it on Google Docs. As you can see, I only made $7 the first and third week, but made $10 the second week. So already $24 down! If I make $10 each week, I'll be able to get a massage in 7 weeks. If only $7 each week, I'll be able to get a massage in 9 weeks.
Hopefully this will keep me motivated! Checking my progress on Mondays has been fun too and I get chocolate (not that I'm depriving myself, it's just bonus chocolate!) Since I'm currently 22 weeks pregnant, I really am looking forward to a massage when it's warm and I'm bigger and probably in more need of the relief.
Anyone else have some interesting way of keeping themselves motivated?