101 in 1,001 – My Progress #1-10
With only 544 days left, I need to get my ass in gear! Since May 17, 2010, here is my progress so far:
1. Go to a state I haven’t gone to yet. Check! I went to Atlanta, GA in February, 2011
2. Donate blood. Uh, not yet.
3. Cook one new recipe per month. I forgot to write down May and June, but as you can attest from my recipe page, I have more than fulfilled this so far. Let’s just call it even, m’kay?
July – New pancake recipe and mini cinnamon muffins
August – Mojito popsicles
September – ‘Fantastic’ margarita
October – Disappearing Marshmallow Brownies
November – Macaroni pie
December – Overnight Oats
January – Black Pepper and Ginger Chicken Taco with Red Curry
February – Oatmeal Cookie Coffee Cake
March – Peanut Butter & Jelly Snack Cake
April – Ramen Kung Pao
May – Lemon layer cake
June – Beer-battered zucchini fries
July – Strawberry butter
August – Sweet and Savory Breakfast Bread Pudding Bowl
4. Go without soda for a month. I’ve been doing reeallly well on this. No soda in my house! But if Blake orders one, I do take a swig…which brings me back to square one. Since this is my only source of caffeine, the weening process will take some time.
5. Take a vitamin every day for a month. Workin’ on my One-a-Day energy (to break that soda habit!)
6. Unlock all the exercises in Wii Fit. I need to buy my own Wii Fit board.
7. Do a Wii Fit body test once a week for twelve weeks. See above.
8. Go rock climbing (of the indoor variety). Working on this!
9. Work out before work – and still show up on time. For this to ‘count’ for me, I have to actually go to the gym. Just gotta get my lazy behind up earlier.
10. Send out timely Christmas cards. I’m thinking these from Etsy. What do you think?
See my full list here.
Anyone else participating in this project? If you’re not, START! It’s a fun way to accomplish some of your small goals while you’re waiting for some of your bigger goals to come through. How do you do it, you may ask?
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.
Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on your part).
Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past – frequently simple challenges such as New Year’s resolutions or a ‘Bucket List’. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips, study semesters, or outdoor activities.