Rather than continue to battle myself over what I ought to post (in queue, a post about how freaking cute and squishy H is at eight months, a post about how important it is to give boys the same messages about valuing female role models as we give girls, and a Christmas post) I'm going ahead with a quick and relevant point.
Ladies! (I assume mostly ladies anyway) I have created my own sticker chart and, lo, it was effective.
Last month Baz was having trouble focusing and needed extra motivation, so I printed out a blank monthly calendar and picked out a bunch of cool stickers from the scrapbooking aisle. Every morning Baz outlined the day with markers and if he accomplished his goal by dinner he got to choose a sticker to put on the space. After 7 stickers he got to choose one fancy scrapbooking sticker. (7 total, all in a row was too daunting). It was very effective and we could stay positive about the struggles without putting on too much pressure.
So I realized - ideally I'd be going to crossfit 4 days a week, but I always feel like someone needs me and I bail. The baby weight and squishy belly, they remain. This seems to be the norm when I have babies at home - gotta hurry and get home to nurse/spend time with the kids/catch up on work. I'm not motivated by rewards or shame by this point. I don't hate my body any more - which constitutes significant progress from the dark days after having a micropreemie birth - but I am frustrated.
So I figure, what motivates me is not wanting to disappoint my kid. So I printed a sticker calendar for me, got more stickers, and now Baz gets to put a sticker on my calendar every day I exercise. Doesn't matter how much, and if the day made it hard to carve out time, we can do air squats or yoga together (family air squats are hilarious, btw).
So far, it's been way more effective and fun than any other motivation.