I'm struggling with motivation to exercise regularly. The food thing I've got sussed, but since my injury I just can't seem to find the get up and go again.
I'm not one to give up, there's always a way to motivate yourself somehow so....
Today I opened a new savings account called "The Fit Fund".
I'm monetizing exercise for myself, the idea being when I hit my goal weight I'll use the money I've "earned" for an obscene amount of new clothes, make up, hair cut.. THE WORKS.
Every time I hit 5,000 steps in a day - £1
Every time I go to the gym - £1
Every time I lose a lb - £1
Every time I complete a run for C25k - £1
Looking at the big picture:
I have 112lbs left to lose - £112
27 Runs for c25k to complete - £27
3 Gym Visits a week for 56 weeks - £168
392 Days with potential for 5k steps - £392
Potentially £699 to spend at the end of the journey.... Whoop!
about £12 a week looks expensive, but when you consider I was spending about double that on takeaway before starting this thing, it's a pretty awesome straight swap.