For a while, I was writing lots on my fitness journey. During the time I jumped head first into it, I signed up for the FitFluential newsletter. I did have hopes of becoming an Ambassador, but have put those to the side. I just don’t share, nor am I sure I care to, enough fitness related information to be a good source to anyone… but who knows? Things can always change.
Yesterday, I received one of their latest newsletters and it mentioned a website called DietBet…
along with a challenge launched by FitFluential. As of the time I snapped these screenshots yesterday, the FitFluential January Dietbet already had 132 players with a pot of $3300!
If you’d like to join me in the bet and potentially cash in some moola, you have 4 days to decide. How does it work? In short:
- Sign up.
- Weigh in 2 days before the start.
- Work your little heart out and watch what you eat.
- Weigh in 2 days after the challenge finishes.
- If you lost 4% or more, collect your dough!
That’s all a paraphrase, but you get the gist.
So who’s ready to break in their Christmas sneakers? I am, for sure!
One of the things I liked about DietBet is you have 7 days into the challenge to change your mind. That means, if you don’t like the concept, you can cancel your participation and get your money refunded. This looks like it’s only a one-time thing, but I like they made it available.
I’m hoping the fact I paid $25 to be part of the bet with a potential of rewarding me bigger helps motivate me to keep under my calorie limit on a daily basis. I work out regularly, so if I could control my eating urges, I know I can lose the 4% needed to win a part of the pot.
Do you think programs requiring you to put money on the line are effective motivators or just a setup for more failure?