So, I’ve been thinking about weight loss incentives. According to some recent studies, having a little incentive goes a long way in encouraging folks to stay committed to working out. I’m very much a self-motivator, but I thought it might be fun to give me something to look forward to.

A pot of money or paying myself sounds dull. I’ve considered an Apple Watch which is something I’ve wanted for a while, but I’m not quite ready to make that commitment. Then today, I was browsing, and it hit me… I want a wrestling belt.

I’ve wanted a wrestling belt for years. I’ve only owned one replica belt (sometime around 2008), which I only owned for a few months before selling it to pay some bills. Back then, belts were crazy expensive, but these days there are dozens of companies making knockoff belts of varying quality. You can easily find most belts for under $200 if you aren’t too picky about thickness of plates and detail.

I could never spend more than $300, and honestly, since it’s a totally unnecessary purchase to begin with, I’ll struggle to spend any money on it. That’s why it’s so perfect for this experiment.

I pretty much know what belt I want: The current Impact World Heavyweight Title. I love the design and I think the red looks great in it.

My dream belt for many years was the NWA World Title, but recent events with the NWA has really soured me on the belt. I think I’d pick up an AEW Heavyweight Belt over the NWA one at this point.

So, that’s my goal. If I can get down to 200 lbs. (around 25 lbs. or so), I’ll buy a wrestling belt. It’ll be a bit symbolic, and I think would look good hanging up in my garage or living room. There’s a good chance I’ll change my mind on which belt (I kind of like the belt from Rocky) I want by the time I hit my 200 lb. goal, but maybe that’s part of the fun. I can browse and keep myself excited.