Losing weight can be difficult. There are temptations everywhere and it gets more and more difficult to motivate yourself. I find my motivation failing because even if I am rewarding myself here and there, it doesn’t really mean anything coming from myself. Losing the weight should be motivation enough but it’s not unless you are constantly seeing results which is rarely the case.
Today I came across a solution, HealthyWage.com. This web start-up will reward those that meet their challenge.
Here is a snippet from their About Us page telling about the rewards and current challenge:
We pay you to make healthy choices, starting with the BMI Challengs, which pays $250 to users who move from an obese BMI (greater than 30) to a normal BMI (less than 25) over a year’s time, while following a few rules and tracking calories, weight and medications.
That initial information is pretty remarkable…real motivation to help me reach my goals! Money!
Needless to say, I signed up and after inputting some basic information, I found out that they actually have two payouts for this challenge. The $250 will be paid to anyone that reaches a healthy BMI level over a year’s time, but if you choose, you can actually invest $200 in yourself, and if you meet the challenge, HealthyWage will quadruple your money, and pay you $1000!
If you don’t meet the challenge, you will lose your $200 investment which is an even bigger motivator for some, fear or risk.
There are obviously some terms and rules to the challenge. You have to have a doctor sign a form verifying you qualify to enter the challenge and at the end of the challenge, another form verifying that you did in fact reach a healthy BMI.
Personally, I plan to use both of these motivators to my advantage and will “embark on a year-long journey to a new, healthier lifestyle.” (that little piece of motivational gold is right from their challenge page!)
This great site doesn’t stop there though, they also have plans, graphs, logs and all sorts of little tools to help you meet your goals plus they provide all this not only for weight loss but for mental health and happiness goals as well.
The company details much of why, and how all this is possible on their website so if you have questions, check their FAQ but I read it all over and it seems like a great idea and great company.
Who’s up for the challenge? Will anyone join me?The website is a social website where you can share your progress with friends and having just launched yesterday, there aren’t very many people signed up yet. In fact, I am the only person in their system in the state of Utah but I would love to connect with any of you that join the challenge.
Will you make an investment with a 500% return based on your performance?
Note: My excitement may have made this sound very sponsored but this is all me. I have no affiliation with this company and they don’t know I am writing about them. I just think this program could really help motivate those that are like me and want to lose weight but have a hard time sticking with it, especially around the holidays.
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