The easy way to put on names, mottos, etc: Chain stitch embroidery over plain knitting, but could be done over crochet as well. The original link no longer exists for this, so I can't credit anyone at this point.
Transfer a Photo onto a Slab of Wood: cover wood with gel medium; place paper picture-side down; firmly smooth out all bubbles; let dry overnight; gently rub wetted paper off; clean all paper residue off; cover with mod podge; let dry;
Put a dollar in a jar when you finish a work out. When you hit a goal amount treat yourself to a reward. (massage, new pair of jeans, etc.) Another awesome way to get motivated and get a reward at the same time!