Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Reward charts

If you have kids you are probably familiar with reward charts, behavior charts or the good ol' marble jar method.  Here is my reward chart - it is double sided and the other side has January on it. I have not added any stickers, but my goal is to workout be active 30 minutes a day.

I have been slacking, sure I ran on Sunday, have I done anything since. Nope! I am hoping this will motivate me to get my vum in gear. I plan to post it right next to my daughters reading chart.

She gets stickers for every book she completes. If she completes the chart we told her we will take her to Disneyland. Don't tell her we have already planned the trip, this is just our motivation to get her wanting to reading, instead of it feeling like homework.

I am taking a page out of my own book and using it on myself......yea that sounds weird.  What should be my reward be? It has to be good enough to motivate me? It can't be a food item, even though a chocolate shake might just do it during this weeks pregnancy cravings.

If you offer yourself a rewards for completing goals what do you pick?


  1. I don't really...I guess if I am really dieting and exercising than I am losing weight/inches and some times I buy new ~smaller size~ clothing which is a reward itself.

  2. so this is probably way too much information but growing up I had a wetting the bed issue. In 2nd and 3rd grade the dr. had me use a chart just like yours and I got to put a sticker on a day with no bed wetting--- it did work and i used to get so excited. I think my mom gave me a nickel for every day there was sticker. Now for rewards I generally do some type of gear - running skirt, compression socks, headbands etc :)

  3. I love the reward system! How about a spa day or something to really pamper yourself for a month well done?

  4. I think this is a good idea. Maybe a prenatal massage for a reward?