Reward yourself!

I got an idea from someone’s pin on Pinterest that made me realize that it’s really important to reward yourself for accomplishing your goals. The idea is to put a dollar in a jar for every day that you work out with the idea that you will  use that money to reward yourself with something. Well, I don’t have a lot of dollars hanging around- and I figured Caleb gets at least some benefit out of me working out so maybe he should give me $2 for every time that I workout, with my weekly goal being 4x a week (had to increase to $2 in these economic times). On the flip side, if I don’t workout one of those 4 days, I give him $2… and as an incentive to get his butt moving I will pay him $2 for every day that he works out. Believe me, I am not losing out on this. Sounds confusing, but its just a simple way to get some dollars in the jar. Even if we both workout, we are both rewarding ourselves at least by throwing some money in each other’s jars. I like it because I know that if I keep working out and get enough money I’m going to buy myself some of those awesome Reebok sneakers everyone is wearing. I tried some on at DSW a while back and I couldn’t stop thinking about them, they are soooo comfortable and now if I keep working out I can get them for future workouts. The jar idea made me realize though how important it is to reward yourself when you are working towards a goal, the same way you would get mad at yourself for falling off the wagon for a day. Let’s get some equal treatment! I am graduating with a Master’s this Thursday and honestly, I could care less right now. So silly. I struggled to get to this point and worked hard in school, and made sure to always beat myself down for not doing something right or for not being able to focus, but now that I made it and am finally graduating my attitude is kind of “meh”. I need to turn that around and reward myself for accomplishing this after 4 years of work and school- and I barely paid a dime for it!


Yesterday’s WOD was:

3 – 3 – 3 – 3 – 3

“Ring Ding”
7 Rounds for time

7 Hang Power Snatches
7 Burpees

Rx: 95/65
Level 2: 65/45
Level 1: 45/35


For the press I did 45lbs. For the power snatches I did 35lbs and finished in 8:36.


Rest 5 Minutes

800 M Run Time Trial


My run time was 3:49.


Sometimes I get done a workout that I feel was so hard to do, but after a few minutes of rest go by, I feel like maybe I didn’t work as hard as I could have. Maybe I’m delusional. But I’m going to try and remember this when I’m in the middle of my next workout, that I should workout as hard as I can because it will be over in a few minutes and I will get to rest. I want to work as hard as I can!



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