There are some people who truly enjoy exercise and some (*slowly raises hand) need some extra motivation to step into gym gear.
Losing weight, whether it is for health reasons or not, will vary wildly from person to person but one thing is for sure, a huge motivation factor is just plain cash.
Getting money or losing money can make all the difference in someone’s weight-loss journey, and HealthyWage, a health & wellness company, understands this.
We talked to 3 women on how they’ve been motivated to lose weight successfully on the HealthyWage program.
How HealthyWage Works
The program is actually quite simple but effective. Members place a weight loss bet on themselves, and if they succeed they win money.
- Enter your goal into HealthyWage’s calculator to see how much you can earn
- Choose a weight loss goal (minimum 10% of your current weight) and time frame to hit it (min. 6 months)
- Place a bet on yourself from $20-$500 a month (Total amount must be at least $100 over the life of your challenge).
You could win up to $10,000 depending on how much you want to lose, your time frame of achieving it, and how much you bet on yourself! For those that don’t meet their goals, the money goes to support HeathyWage, which includes prizes for those who hit their goals.
Tessa Tribbett Won $5,610 Through HealthyWage
For Tessa, she had avoided the doctor’s office as she didn’t want to face the truth about her weight, which was at an all-time high of 230 pounds.
“I knew for years that I was overweight, but I had kept lying to myself that it wasn’t all that bad…never mind that I had gotten to a point where I was embarrassed to go in public for fear of running into people that I knew.”
Her turning point came when she found out she had high cholesterol which required medicine and that she was pre-diabetic. Through a Facebook ad, she saw HealthyWage’s “get paid to lose weight” caption, and signed up.
Tessa placed a bet to lose 80 pounds over the course of 1 year, and while her first 6 months was off to a rocky start at losing only 5 pounds, she succeeded during the last 2 weeks of her wager when she had HealthyWage as a source of accountability. She won $5,610!
“After being morbidly obese for years, I had finally done it! The money is sitting in savings. I’ve promised myself that if I can maintain my new, healthy weight for 1 year, I will book a cruise where I can show off my new and improved figure!”
Kelley Bushman Won $2,875.06 Through HealthyWage
For Kelley, her turning point came when she was nearing 50 and wanted to become healthier.
“I also saw pictures after my son’s wedding and didn’t recognize myself.”
So she placed a bet to lose 60 pounds over the course of 1 year and made changes to her diet by eating clean. “HealthyWage kept me on track as I kept on thinking about the $75 I was betting per month. I didn’t want to lose the money!”
She successfully lost her weight via a Ketogenic diet and with the money motivation that HealthyWage provided, she won $2,875!
Jennifer Dennison Won $4,180.60 Through HealthyWage
Jennifer’s turning point peaked from a combination of having to buy multiple scales after maxing them out to falling asleep at the wheel and rolling the car into a ditch.
“Fortunately, I wasn’t seriously injured, and I began working out and cut anything processed or refined from my diet. I also cut out alcohol entirely. I lost about 75 lbs in 6 months and plateaued. That’s where HealthyWage came in.”
After seeing HealthyWage on the local news network, she bet on herself to lose 100 pounds in 10 months.
“I was kind of a little skeptical all the way through. Definitely seems too good to be true. What made me decide to do it was that no matter what happens, I was doing something that would last for me. By making myself commit to this program for 10 months, I knew I would lose it.”
And she did, with 2 days to spare from her deadline. She lost 102 pounds and won $4,180.60.
“The most important thing to me is that I feel like I was carrying around 100 pounds of failure on my body – the best way is to take it off and achieve success. I lost the failure from my life.”
What Motivates You?
If you’re ready to get started, you can enter in your information in the HealthyWage calculator to see how much you can earn!