Slow and Steady

Thursday, May 27, 2010

31 Things Thursday-ended 6/26

Yeah, um don't freak out I have no intention to post 31 things every Thursday, you are just lucky enough to have caught me on day one of my 31 days to 31(birthday). So I thought I would count up day 1 of my 31 days to 31, day 2 etc But it appears a countdown sounds cuter, 31 more days til my bay! I know, such troubles I have to have to worry about which sounds cuter ?

What is this 31 days to 31 all about? Well, blog-land is flooded with short term challenges lately and I have loved it. I love small attainable goals, especially since I am the type to think so "big picture" that I forget to enjoy the journey. Anyhow, I wanted my own challenge for me and about me. I welcome anyone to join me on any portion of this as many of us, especially moms tend to put others first. The layout is below, please note that the 5 open slots at the bottom are for your suggestions or a fun idea yet to strike me.

31 is the special number for me, you can choose your own time frame and volume of To-Dos.

  1. Say one nice thing about myself (I dont take compliments well nor do I see my own worth sometimes)
  2. Do 3 sets of any 1 exercise daily (lunges, sit ups, step ups whatever-hopefully it will lead to more)
  3. Spend 31 minutes a day doing something just for me. Not multi-tasking, just for me.
  4. Be calorie conscious. To lose ½ lb -2 lbs a week, I need try and keep my calorie intake between about 1500 to 1900 Calories per day. I am terrible when I feel restricted so having a range daily will be helpful. To maintain my current weight I need about 2500. I am not currently factoring in that I am a nursing mom. I would love to set a weight loss goal, but this challenge is about me and I am setting myself up for success! If I can become more calorie conscious over the next 31 days, then that is success
  5. Look in the mirror and purposefully smile at the body that got me an amazing husband and produced two gorgeous children. It my be battered, stretched out and generally kinda squishy, but it is mine. I want to improve it sure, but I need to remember to be thankful for my health and the gifts  this body has given me.
Sometime during the 31 days:

6. Try a food or flavor I have never tasted
7. Start my marathon training on the right foot by doing something creative at the start. I am thinking of my first run being at midnight the night the official training starts, well see.
8. Get sexy arms. This is an area of my body that does not been too much work and I am confident that in 31 days I can achieve this goal.
9. Download 31 new songs to run/workout to or flat out just enjoy dancing around the house to.
10. 3x1 hour of leave from work to hit the gym, get a pedicure or something for me
11. Coordinate a family photo (just immediate family-this may or may not end up being a professional photo, I do not apologize if I squeeze us all into a self taken digital camera picture J)
12. 3x1 pages of Junes scrapbook
13. Buy an outfit that makes me feel cute (workout or non-workout clothes, doesnt matter).
14. Finish one book (yes I get to count any book that I have already started, there are 4 I am partially into already)
15. Visit my friend and former running partner, I miss her.
16. Make a list of fast food places I used to love and have learned I dont like anymore. Reason? Because when a year has gone by that I havent had this particular food I never remember that I dont like it anymore and am disappointed.
17. Cook something new or that I havent tried (Made grilled mushroom caps. Just clean, take out the stem and place on grill pan or BBQ upside down. Salt. Then as they grill the natural juices fill the caps. Sooo delicious as an appetizer and they look kind of fancy too!
18. Order myself the perfect Bday Cake. I love all the fancy confection designs and every year magically hope Ill get the cute cake I dream about. But no one else is in my head to know what I want and there is nothing wrong with picking my own. I really want something whimsical
19. Go to the movies for a summer chick flick even if no one else can go with me
20. Get a facial
21. Try a new See's candy chocolate. If I love my set flavors so much, the other flavors might be awesome too. No more chocolate discrimination without taste testing first.
22. Tell someone I really care about why they are awesome, it'll make me feel good to tell someone how good they make me feel
23. Try a raw food restaurant again, the first time was ok, but too long ago to remember
24. Finally do my registration station post (outline my summer races, maybe fall too)
25. Spend 24 hours with no phone, TV or laptop
26. Make a traditional Mexican style meal with no major "short cut" substitutions
27. Apply for the Leadership program at work, what's the worst thing that can happen?
28. Schedule my birthday. Yes we'll be in Mammoth Lakes, but I need to book a massage and make dinner reservations.
29. Buy new sports bra
30. Book my Nike Women's Marathon Hotel

So how should the final 5 be rounded out? Remember this list is full of very attainable goals, so no "super effort" type suggestions please.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Family Pizza Night - Homemade style!