Well now it's time...
... time to put up or SHUT up!
I needed to think of something that would truly motivate me to stay on track... yes, I love my countdown calendar and will still use it but let's be honest. How motivating can a bunch of paper really be? Actually I take that back, this bunch of paper is truly motivating for me:
This is motivating to me not because I'm shallow or materialistic,
but because I don't have much of it!
Who: Between my boyfriend and myself
When: February 3, 2011 - May 3, 2011
What: I'm going back to basics for real... counting calories and exercise minutes. Over the next 90 days, my boyfriend has the potential to gain $900!! He'll get $10 a day from me EVERYDAY I go over my calorie limit or don't hit my exercise minute goals. $10 isn't a super expensive amount but it's expensive enough for me to think twice about eating off plan or not exercising.
Why: My boyfriend loves his car. More than that, he loves swapping parts out and making it nicer/sexier/faster. I hate that! So if I end up funding one of his projects, I'll be mad and the only way to avoid giving him money is to stay on track with my nutrition and exercise. And even though this gives him the opportunity to sabotage me EVERYDAY, I know he won't. In the end, if he tempts me with junk food and I give in, it's still my decision and I can only blame myself.