Sunday, May 19, 2013

My Fitness Reinforcement


Fitness for me has been a journey. This journey started my senior year of college when I  started watching what I ate starting running. In May 2009, I ran my 1st 5k and really started to love running and how being fit made me feel. Since then I have tried many different types of exercise including spinning, hot yoga, group classes, zumba, strength training and Pilates. I have even ran a few half-marathons and trained for a marathon. Although I have been working out consistently for four years now it is still something that I have to work on daily. Right now with the hectic schedule of work, I find it even harder to make sure I make fitness a daily priority.


Since summer is only 4 weeks around the corner I want to make sure I am bringing my fitness A-game daily so I can look and feel my best at the beach. To keep myself accountable I have made a daily chart to keep track of my progress.


I have this printed out on my fridge where I can see it daily. I am currently training for a 5k in June so my morning cardio will be alternating running and walking depending on the plan. The Meta-D drink is a recipe by ToneItUp.com which includes Apple Cider Vinegar, Cinnamon and Cayenne Pepper. It helps with digestion and bloat. For meals, I want to make healthy choices at each meal. My afternoon workout is going to be alternating Pure Barre or an toning routine depending on my schedule. 

My goal is to complete an average of 6/7 squares each day. If I meet my goal for the entire week, I earn a reward! I am thinking of treating myself  to a manicure :) This is a very modified version of a reinforcement chart that we use with kiddos at school. Since I am working at many behaviors which affect my overall fitness instead of one specific behavior it is harder to define. 

How do you meet your fitness goals?

Ashley

4 comments:

  1. I love this. Do you have an A-B graph going as well? I need to make one of these for myself :-)

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  2. Your new puppy is so precious!

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  3. The Meta-D drink sounds amazing! I need to get this recipe so I can make it for myself. I think a chart is an awesome way to stay motivated!

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