This is a sponsored post compensated by Nehemiah but the opinions and content below are all my own.
As the euphoria of the New Year wears off many of you may be feeling less and less motivated during your fitness journey. Most times it’s because results aren’t coming in nearly as fast as you would like which leaves you feeling a bit disappointed and definitely less motivated than when you started.
Don’t give up now!
Here is the cold hard truth….RESULTS ARE SLOW
But that doesn’t mean that all the work you are putting in is for nothing. Your body is going through changes and if you stick with things you will see results soon enough. So I have put together a little system to help you stay motivated.
What You Will Need
- Mason Jar
1. Focus on the Actions
Instead of focusing on your big goal focus on all the little actions that will help you reach your goal. For example focus on eating healthy, working out consistently and getting enough sleep at night.
2. Give Each Action A Reward
Now give each action a dollar amount. Eating a healthy breakfast may be 50 cents while working out consistently for 3 days in a row may be $1.
Every single time you do something on your chart drop the associated reward amount into the jar. Write this on your note card and tape it to your jar so you know just how much to put in the jar.
Your jar will begin to fill up quickly offering you just the right amount of motivation and reward to keep you going.
3. Empty Your Jar
Once you have filled up your jar for the week or month it’s time to empty it out. You can do just about anything with your reward money. I do advise against using your money for a food based reward.
Take your money and do something nice for yourself or that compliments your new healthier lifestyle. A great way to reward all of your hard work is with some new workout clothes.
If you do get new workout clothes make sure to also pick up some Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator to keep them fresh after all those long and sweaty workouts.
This will help eliminate odors that are hard to remove with detergent alone. Here is a $2 off coupon for you to give it a try and keep those new workout clothes smelling as fresh as the day you bought them.
I don’t only use Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator on my workout clothes but also on my sons stinky smelly clothes too. Boys definitely know how to stink things up and Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator definitely knows how to eliminate the odors.
4. Log It
Every time you empty your jar keep a little log of how much was in it and what you spent it on. You can look back over this to help give you a little boost of motivation and encouragement that you are working hard toward your goal.
You can also use this visual to see all that you have achieved even if it isn’t reflected on the scale just yet.
Are there other ways that you have found to stay motivated? If so, share them in the comments below you never know who they might help.
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