Thursday, April 30, 2009

rewards

I'm still here, just been working, working, working. I'm freaking out because my exams are at the end of May and there's just not enough time to study that much! AGH.

On a different note, I decided that I want to put myself on a reward system for working out. LIke, I get $1 for every half hour I work out. Then, I can use the money to buy clothes or purses or something. We are on a limited budget, otherwise it'd totally be more. Like wouldn't it be nice to work out every day for a month and buy a large ipod? :) Can't happen, but I can do this.

The only issue is that I'm afraid that external motivation ruins internal ones. Like the studies where they paid kids to play the piano, and as soon as they did that the kids didn't want to do it anymore. What do you think? Yes, I realize I'm like a little kid at times :) But, what do you think about adult rewards for things like that? (really, it was mostly an excuse for me and for my hubby to let me get clothes once in a while, but I figured I could use any help in the exercies department that I could get!) But, do you think I'm messing it all up??

8 comments:

Felicia said...
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The Happy Runner said...

No, I don't think you would be ruining it. You'd be getting yourself in the habit and that is a good thing!!! Whatever works!

Felicia said...

Ah fudge I thought it would let you edit it. Well hopefully you got it in the mail LOLOL

*huggles*
=0)

Dr. Wifey said...

i say anything that works - do it!

Sabs said...

That sounds like such a good idea. I was wondering what others do to reward themselves

Crabby McSlacker said...

I think it's an excellent idea! The problem with exercise is there's such an inertia factor. I think any tricks you can use to make it happen, you should go for it!

And if it actually makes you less motivated, that would be good information to have, but seems like worth a try. I'm betting it will be really helpful.

Lasserday said...

i am waiting with baited breath to see if it works! (i will promptly adopt it if it does!) :)

Charlie Hills said...

I agree with the "whatever works!" approach. But if you find that this plan is starting to backfire on you, consider sending ME a dollar every time you work out. Hey, it's worth a shot. :)