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5 Ways to Reward Your Workout

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5 Ways to Reward your Workout

We are getting to the point in the New Year where our resolutions are becoming a little harder to keep.  Many of us made promises to live a healthier lifestyle and achieve some sort of fitness goal.  Sometimes it just takes a little extra incentive to stick with a new workout routine.

Here are a 5 ways you can reward your workout:

1.  Use Gym Pact

Gym Pact is an awesome app available for iPhone and Android that motivates you to workout by financial incentive.  You pledge to workout a certain number of days each week.  Then you either check in to your gym, run using RunKeeper, or wear your phone during a home workout for at least 30 minutes to meet your pact.  If you meet your pact, you get paid a percentage.  If you don’t, you pay.

2.  Set Small Goals

Break your big goals into smaller ones and reward yourself as you reach each small goal.  Run a x amount of miles for the first time?  A coffee from your favorite shop.  Lose 5 pounds?  A pedicure!

3.  Make a Money Jar

A money jar is another great way to reward your workout.  You can put $1 per workout into it and then save up for something big to reward yourself.  It’s a good visual motivator as you start to see the dollar bills add up.

4.  Pamper Yourself

Taking care of yourself while you’re on a fitness journey is essential.  Take time to stretch.  Sleep in on your rest day.  Get a massage.

5.  Get New Fit Gear

New fitness gear is a huge workout motivator and also a reward for your progress.  When you think that you look good, you feel good too.  Never underestimate the power of cute workout clothes.

There are a number of other ways you can reward your workout.  The key is finding what motivates you the most and then implement it.  Adding a little bit more incentive can help make your 2013 healthy living goals a reality.

Have you used the reward system? Tell us about your experiences. 


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