Thursday, January 26, 2006

The incentive plan

I think I need a reward if I'm able to make it into the gym before 6:15. So far that's about the earliest I've managed, which means that even though I get up at 5AM, I dawdle around and drink my coffee and don't get my ASS in gear for a while. Now Bolder recommends a half-pound bar of chocolate, eaten in one sitting, as an incentive. While that does hold certain attractions, I'm not usually hungry for chocolate first thing in the morning.

So this is going to be my incentive. The first time I manage to get into the health club and onto the treadmill or into the pool before their clock reads 5:45AM, I get a treat. My reward will be to stop at McDonalds for one of these on the way home. I love their sausage and egg biscuits, but I don't often allow myself to get them. 500 calories and 32 grams of fat apiece -- that's precisely why they're so yummy.

I'll let you know if it happens.

20 comments:

Brian said...

Dont do it! Dont go to the darkside (otherwise known as McDonalds). Do you have a Chick-fil-A where you live? If you do, I would do their chicken burrito. Not as much bad stuff as the biscuit,,,,although I do love biscuits:)

Joyce said...

i need some kinda incentive plan! i tried to get up at 6 this morning and it just wasnt happening :(

'Zilla said...

Oy. That's some incentive. :)

Personally, I love the ham, cheese and egg.

Oh man, my mouth is watering now!

Flo said...

OOOHHHH, their sausage muffin with egg, yummmmm!!! I pass 2 McD's on the way to work, I hope I don't succumb.

nancytoby said...

But Brian, it's only a real treat if it's the BAD stuff!! :-)

Vickie said...

I'm all for incentives. Been doing that lately too to get up and get going every day. Treats work. Isn't that how they train show dogs too??

Flatman said...

Stop it. Stop it. Stop it!!!!

Do you think they will have a McDonalds on the run course at IMFL??? I don't think so!

Repeat it with me: "Ronald is the devil!"

Just a friendly little reminder...you only have 281 days left to train!!!!

nancytoby said...

281 and NINETEEN HOURS. :-)

I'll bet they'll have one on the bike course....

mipper said...

i just saw supersize me the other night (again). now i have that song in my head after your post... "rock and roll mcdonalds... rock and roll mcdonalds...."

my weakness is the bacon egg and cheese biscuit or the bacon egg and cheese mcgriddle.... but i had donuts again this morning... so no... i... won't.

lol, can you imagine swinging through the drive through on IMFL?! too funny.

nancytoby said...

I know people who have gone to McDonalds or Starbucks during marathons and half marathons, but not triathlons... I may be the first! ;-)

TriFeist said...

Now THAT is incentive. A treat is a treat, not a compromise. Go for it!

Vickie said...

I have some friends here who tried to go to McDonalds drive through on bikes and they wouldn't serve them! Maybe you can put a couple in your special needs bag instead?

nancytoby said...

Damn.

I'd be afraid of food poisoning in my special needs bag! I may have to re-think this.... :-(

Bolder said...

i watched 'Supersize Me', and it just made me want to go to McDonald's more...

Egg McMuffin

yum.

nancytoby said...

Heh, this is like some friends of mine on an email list were listing all the zillions of foods they hated and wouldn't eat. It just made me hungry hearing about all those great foods, since I like everything!

tarheeltri said...

I agree with Bolder... after seeing the flick I wanted some. Anyway, that guy was such a wimp getting sick on a double 1/4 pounder.

nancytoby said...

LOL! I haven't seen the flick, but a double quarter pounder is an appetizer. :-)

mipper said...

nancy, you gotta see it! if for no other reason him upchucking his whole lunch on the second day. he could only get super sized if they asked him and after he ordered a double 1/4 lb they asked to supersize. he was stunned when he saw all the food. got sick 3/4 of the way through. total wimp. but don't think i could handle that much food anymore either. at one time... it was a cakewalk. now... ugh!

btw, my word ver. was *fckpudn*. i feel dirty all of the sudden!

nancytoby said...

Vomiting lunch. I just can't wait to see it. NOT!

Nytro said...

supersize me changed my life and how i look at what i'm putting in to my body.

ever notice that the commercials that mcdonalds has features skinny beautiful people and not the real people that eat their food on a continuous basis... you know, bad hair, bad skin, overweight, look miserable?

they ought to be sued by the truth in advertising foundation.