Sticker Chart Your Goals

Sticker charts are all the rage now. As a mom I use them to help my kids earn prizes for using the potty, to chart their behaviors and chores. But, I never thought to use a sticker chart for myself. After all, I have been pretty potty proficient for the last 38 years and I gave up tantrums a long time ago. Well, mostly.

So, when I met with the personal trainer at my gym and she suggested I use a sticker chart as a way to visually capture my progress I thought it was silly. I’m too old for a sticker chart! Or, am I? I am a hard core type A that does enjoy ticking things off my to-do list; and I do love a good reward.

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Before kids I was at the gym often as a way to decompress from my day. Now, it’s really hard to get there. I often prioritize my self care after the kids needs, my husband and my house. I really need to be better about it. I hope using the sticker chart will jump start my drive to get to the gym, and create a lasting habit.ย Why not? Whatever works right?

I borrowed some star stickers from my girls and found a free printable calendar online. Every time I go to the gym I put a star on the date I went. It doesn’t matter if I worked out for 10 minutes, or an ย hour. I earned my sticker for going to the gym.

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AAAAAND…. if I am using my sticker chart correctly I will also earn a reward! I’m thinking a nice mani/pedi at the end of the month is the perfect motivation to keep me earning those stickers!

What kind of rewards do you give yourself when you reach a goal?


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18 Comments on Sticker Chart Your Way To Success

  1. I’ve been thinking about doing this for my fitness journal. I write down what I do daily, but there’s nothing like seeing 30 days of progress at a glance. And, let’s face it – we all love stickers!

  2. Hmmm! This is a great idea. I love stickers and something visual to represent progress, so I REALLY need to try this. Sometimes (okay, much of the time) it is hard for me to pin down that weasel known as motivation ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the tip!

    • Not sad…but also not a reward! lol That’s an essential mama!! I usually reward myself with wine or chocolate- which negate the whole going to the gym thing. So, I picked mani/pedi b/c there are no calories. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Haha who knew that the little things that work for our children would work well for us, too! How exciting! I also wanted to say that I love your header and your about me. ๐Ÿ™‚

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