Thankfully I picked up a measuring tape at the dollar store, so now I can measure before attempting to move things around again!
Day Three, happily, was much more productive & I accomplished a lot. To start with, I had a personal consultation at Good Life, that I won off of Facebook for "Liking" a contest to win a free membership for a year. This put Thing #6 - Reach goal weight (130 lbs) into gear. My personal consultation consisted of setting fitness goals, discussing how to get there, deciding why I was there, etc. It clearly was constructed to lead into personal training sessions, which I definitely cannot afford right now. I was upfront with my consultant, Alana, and she was more than willing to help me regardless. I shared my hopes that I could reach my goal weight by my 30th birthday in January, and she agreed that it was an achievable goal (yay!). As a follow-up, she set up an appt. with me for this morning to get me started with an actual work-out plan, and she is writing down a 12-month workout outline for me plan around. All for free. Colour me happy!
So that is where I am heading after this blog entry. For now, my goal is to work out 3 days a week, and try to hit up 1 or 2 classes on the other days. They just started a straight Yoga class at that club once a week, so I am hoping to start going next week, which will help out Thing #34 - Learn enough yoga to be able to do it at home on my own.
I also started creating one of my giant to-do lists for Thing #54 - Create a list & actually cross everything off of it when it gets done. I put simple and difficult things on the list, so that I accomplish some of my other goals in the process, that I had planned specifically for this two week break.
Here's a picture of my list:
As you can see, I left myself a little room to add more things, and I have already crossed several things off. I think by the end of today I will be able to cross off 3 or 4 more things as well. :)
One thing I will be able to cross off (hopefully) by the end of today, is organize steel shelf. As you can see below, I got a good start on it today, finally using the bins I bought from the dollar store 2 months ago for my food storage.
I think I am going to go pick up 1 more big bin, because the 2 little ones aren't really working. I will save them for whatever else I decide to put the shelf. The bottom shelf happily has my board games out for display finally. As you can see, I still have lots of other things to organize around the shelf, I'm hoping to have that all done by Thursday night. I can't wait until this part of my apt. is all organized, it's been stressing me out so much since Christmas, because I had planned to do it all then, and never got around to it. Once all of this is done, I will have completed Thing #74 - Finish unpacking and organizing all of my papers. Because, seriously, 80% of what is in those boxes and bins is all papers.
Before bed last night, I started on Thing #70 - Donate 1,000,000,000 grains of rice - by registering on www.freerice.com and so far I have donated about 500 grains. Considering the amount of time I waste on the internet, I think it will feel good to complete this, and I actually think I might use it in the classroom for my students - what an inspiring way to help others! Thank you to Janey Canuck for including this on her list, so I found out about it!!!I also started on Thing #57 - Watch the entire series of Angel & Firefly to complete my Joss Whedon fan experience by starting Season 1 of Angel on a DVD set I borrowed from the library. Unfortunately it skipped a lot through the first 3 episodes I had on as I was cleaning, which was disappointing. But my friend Paula lent me her netflix membership so I can continue watching the entire series on there, which is so awesome - Thank you Paula!!
OK, I think that is a good round-up of the things I have started so far - I guess in retrospect, I have accomplished a lot so far in my 101 things challenge. I didn't give myself a lot of easy or fast things to accomplish, so I think I need to be a little more forgiving with myself when it feels like i haven't gotten very far!
Keep sending me your ideas to fill out the rest of my list - Holly sent me one yesterday that I'm not entirely sold on, but I am thinking about it, so we shall see!