Saturday, December 17

Motivation Station

You know how sometimes you just need a kick in the rear to get motivated? Or maybe you just need some enticement? I am more of the latter bunch. Tell me I get a prize and I'll be there in no time!

Lately, boyfriend and I have gotten kind of lazy. We both come home, do homework, watch some Hulu, play with Coco, and go to bed. I've stopped working out and every night he claims he was going to go running if such and such hadn't distracted him. Also, since we're saving for our elopement/honeymoon, we are limited on funds to go out on dates like we used to. Thinking about these two dilemmmas made us come up with the perfect solution: gold stars (or silver and red)!

Here's the deal.  We each have our own motivation form.  For each hour of working out, we get one gold star.  Once we individually get to 10 stars, we get a prize!  Based on our financial position, we get to choose something from the Free Dates, Dates under $50, Dates under $150, or Weekend Getaways envelopes.  Each envelope is filled with good date ideas we've had on our to-do list for a little too long.  We're hoping this will solve both issues, but I'll keep you updated for sure!

Do you have a methodized system for staying motivated?


  1. I find an outfit that I want to fit into which I currently can't. If I can work my butt off - in this case literally - to the point I can fit into it , I deserve that new purchase.

  2. oh gosh, this is so cute! this is similar to behavior chart I do with my students, it works!

  3. This is, like, the cutest thing I've ever seen!

  4. This is the cutest thing! My boyfriend and I totally need one of these.. we've both have had finals lately, and have been lacking in the exercise department!

    Your blog is lovely, we're now happily following! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

    sorelle in style

  5. hahaha omg, that's a very good system to get motivated! i might do the same! :)

  6. Lindsay, this is such an awesome idea girl. I need to do something like this for sure. Let me put on my thinking cap! HAHAHA I love a prize! Keep us posted. You're going to do well! :)

  7. This is awesome! I love it! I might just have to implement something similar in our house, bf and I get so unreasonably competitive with one another, I'd probably get whipped right into shape!


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