Tuesdays on the Run: Motivation to get the Steps In

It’s Tuesday, so that means I am linking up with Patty, Erika & Marsha for Tuesday’s on the Run. This week’s topic…

1 pred

Predictions for 2018 in January.  

STOP…Call me a little superstitious, but making a prediction in January for my 2018 running year seems to be tempting fate.  I am already feeling somewhat nervous with my runs, because each time my hip, ankle or knee have the slightest discomfort I immediately am afraid it is going to be the end to all the things I have planned this year in terms of running.  So I am not making any predictions, instead focus a little on what I am doing to keep my goals on track, and even make a few more Disney App pennies so I can run Disney when the time comes again.

2 pred

My goals this year is to get back in shape, actually get in better shape than I was before the dreadful non-run year 2017 happened.  So, I am tracking my food and making sure that I am more active.  I have set the goal of 10K steps a day.  I know for someone who is planning on running a marathon this time next year 10K steps seems awful low, but you have to remember I have had little exercise the past year and I tend to sit way too much during the day.  There have been a couple of days where I literally had to get on the treadmill before bed and knock out a 1,000 or more steps, but I have managed a 17 day streak in 2018!  

Your probably thinking how does all of this fit into make a few Disney pennies?  Well, did you know that you can get paid to exercise!  Seriously, you can!  

3 pred

First, there is a great little app called Achievement, where they pay you to track your steps (and a whole lot more).  From the website…

“Achievement is a free service used by over 1.5 million members. You’ll be able to see all your health apps in one place and earn points for activities you already do! We’ve awarded over 100 million activities to date.

Connect over 30+ Android/iOS apps and we will reward you with points for activities such as walking, meditating, logging food, sleeping, tweeting, answering surveys or opting into a challenge.

Earn $10 for every 10,000 points. Rewards are paid out within 3-7 business days, and Achievers can redeem cash directly into their PayPal account or bank account of choice.”

I actually downloaded the app sometime in 2016 year, but paid little attention to it, in fact I almost deleted the whole thing when I was having password issues.  I am glad I didn’t because I am just a few points from earning my first $10 without even realizing that each time I used or opened my fitness apps I was getting points.

4 pred

Here is what I have connected to my account

  • Fitbit
  • MyFitnessPal
  • Runkeeper

I was scrolling through the list of apps, and there is a couple more that I think I might check out and add, I sure could use some mediating right now!  The best part is, once I sync my apps to Achievement, I do nothing and start earning.  These apps are all the things I am already focusing on this year, so why not get a little Disney money for my goals. Each week I get a weekly report on how many points I have earned!  

Here is my referral code if you would like to sign up:  http://tinyurl.com/ybkzzmb3

In my email this week there were 2 different emails inviting me to join Stepbet and SpryFit, plus they both offered me free games to try the apps out.  Basically, players basically put their money on the line as encouragement to get themselves stepping. If you don’t hit your targets, you lose the money, and it gets paid out to everyone who does complete their goals.

While I know that I won’t make but a couple dollars on each bet, I will be out there getting paid to keep my commitment to myself and we all can use a little motivation on those days when we just don’t feel like it, and trust me 17 days into the new year I have already had way too many of those days.  


What are you doing to keep yourself motivated? Drop me a line the comments!

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