Monday, December 29, 2008

What's Your Motivation?

Guess it's time to come out of hiding!!! It's been a hectic few weeks and this week will be just as busy with the kids and Mommy being home. Today, they're at Grandma's so I have a minute to breath. Christmas was a blast!! That's all I have to say ;)

I was watching the news this afternoon and noticed a story about this. Seems that if people are enticed by money, they lose more weight. I can speak first hand that it does help. I've blogged about being in a weight loss challenge at work before. Twice I have won over $50 for losing weight. It just happened to occur while I was losing weight at WW, so it worked hand and hand. My place of employment didn't lose money on the deal as all contestants put $5.00 in and if you lost over 6 pounds you got you're money back. If you didn't lose the 6 pounds, you lost your money to those who did.

What does it take to motivate you to lose weight? Would money motivate you. I know $50 isn't a lot, but it's a start. Is just the feeling of being lighter and feeling better enough? Is it that you're trying to look better in your clothes? My motivation was probably a little of all the above. I was just thinking yesterday while riding my elliptical that I have definitely gotten my money's worth out of it. When I bought it about over 2 years ago, I paid a huge amount, can't remember exactly as I tried to block it out of my head, but I know it was over $2,000! Now, two years later, I have averaged at least 4 times weekly. That means about $5.00 per elliptical session. I'm all for that versus paying a gym.

5 comments:

Tony said...

I think being healthy is my biggest motivator, but some cash certainly would be an incentive.

Kathy said...

Back when I was in college, the thought of winning $50 would have been HUGE but not so much now. I've found that the thing that brings me back to the fold is if my health starts to deteriorate...it is scary.

Andrew is getting fit said...

Compliments! And health. :)

MizFit said...

energy so Im not lamenting I TIIIIRED all the time :)

spunkysuzi said...

Money would be a fun incentive!! I'm thinking of putting my money into a treadmill this year :)