Here is my to do list. I plan to, week-by-week, cross each item off the list. Some of these are one-time thing. Some will be ongoing and I’ll find ways to integrate them into my daily life. I’ve also included a few freebies, meaning I can choose anything I want for that week. I don’t do well with rigid. In that same vein, I reserve the right to change my mind about items on the list and replace them should I become enchanted by some shiny new thing.
To Do BEFORE July 18, 2017
Week 1 – Start a blog. Because writing gives me perspective.
Week 2 – Run a 10K
Week 3 – Learn to cook treasured family recipes. And share them with my family.
Week 4 – Put down my phone. I’m way too attached. It’s a problem.
Week 5 – Put down the remote and read a book already!
Week 6 – Stop driving myself crazy and change my focus to being healthy and strong over being skinny.
Week 7 – Camp in the winter.
Week 8 – Share our Christmas stocking tradition with everyone.
Week 9 – Try yoga. I’ve been told I have the flexibility of an 80 year old woman.
Week 10 – Create Christmas memories with my family.
Week 11 – Don’t complain about anything for an entire week.
Week 12 – Start the 52 Hike Challenge.
Week 13 –
Lose another 20 pounds. Stop driving myself crazy and change my focus to being healthy and strong over being skinny.
Week 14 – Do something I’ve been dreading.
Week 15 –
Try Zumba. I’m not coordinated. This should be interesting. Try Orangetheory Fitness.
Week 16 – Do something that makes my eyes roll. Sometimes being judge-y keeps me from doing awesome things.
Week 17 – Get a good night’s sleep.
Week 18 – Date my husband.
Week 19 – Be present and engaged with Little C. I’m going to need some rules for this one. Bonus: Take Little C to the snow.
Week 20 –
Cook more from my vast collection of cookbooks. Try a meal kit delivery service because ain’t nobody got time for that.
Week 21 –
Make plans more often with my girlfriends. Find a mentor.
Week 22 – Go TV & non-essential phone use free for 1 week.
Week 23 – Try meditation. At least once a day for a week. See what happens.
Week 24 – Take a leap of faith.
Week 25 – Visit a national park I haven’t been to before.
Week 26 –
Update my wardrobe with a few quality pieces instead of throwing clearance items in my cart while on a Target run. Try Stitch Fix.
Week 27 – Stop interrupting. Sometimes I can’t stop myself.
Week 28 – Stop saying I’m sorry for no reason.
Week 29 – Go for a walk on the beach by myself.
Week 30 –
Don’t spend any money on non-essentials for an entire month. Stick to my budget.
Week 31 – Try meditation. At least once a day for a week. See what happens.
Week 32 – Start a babysitting swap. Because babysitters cost a lot of dollars.
Week 33 – Learn Snapchat.
Week 34 – Join a book club.
Week 35 – Do a mud run.
Week 36 – Try stand-up paddle boarding.
Week 37 – Run a 5K at a 9 minute mile pace.
Week 38 – Start the Six Pack of Peaks Challenge.
Week 39 – Teach Little C to swim.
Week 40 – Create a community.