It may sound cliche', The I Can Do attitude but I believe it.
My clients prove it to me over and over again. As a Health Coach I have seen all of my clients achieve thier goals, yes, you read that right, 100% of my Health Coaching clients have succeeded.
Now what about my bootcampers...well, I have thought long and hard about that. Physical exercise, the act of actually doing something that requires physical work is actually harder than setting wellness goals. I think the reason is because humans will only work so hard then they stop.
Bootcamp is different than any other type of exercise. It's not a program that "coddles", it's not a program that "gives in" , instead it's a workout that make you dig deep, it makes you challenge yourself in ways you have never had to look at. It makes you stronger or weaker, which ever one you choose. That's the point, it's up to you to decide how much you want to get out of it.
So what about a dog tag? Why does that motivate? For 3 years we have had bootcamp without the "incentive" of a "prize". We finally decided to add dog tags as a reward for perfect attendance and guess what? attendance was amazing. For a dog tag? No, for the sense of achievement ,for acknowledgement, for being at every bootcamp and working hard, for doing our workouts and not complaining, for embracing the workout instead of being annoyed with it!
Whatever you choose to do, do it with all you've got. If you don't have the feeling of accomplishment and you're not feeling it, find something else!