Every month I am going to publicly announce where I am in my goals. Maybe publicly humiliating...I mean praising myself will help me stay motivated. So here is my list, and where I am on it at the moment.
BECOME A YOGA INSTRUCTOR: Still staying strong doing my yoga. Shane, and I attended couples yoga, and it was amazing. I learned a whole new realm of what a body can do with a little help from another body.
LOSE 15 POUNDS, OR TURN THAT WEIGHT INTO MUSCLE: Getting there slowly but surely. Shane's fat seems to be molding into perfect muscles while he sits on his rump. Not fair!
HAVE A CREATIVE HOME THAT FITS ME: Well I fit in it, but that is about it. Until yard selling time comes around, I am kinda stuck with what I got. I also need the good weather to paint etc. I am excited to paint my doors different colours. Don't ask me why, but I like painted doors.
MEET MORE PEOPLE LIKE ME. MAKE FRIENDS: Nope, no sign holding yet. I missed an awesome opportunity though, that I am still kicking myself for. I was too busy looking for a particular spice, that I passed up a possible friend. A couple, shopping on a Sunday (here in Utah! Sinner!). She had a pierced nose (I am trying to grow the balls to do this), and ate real food. Shane was talking to her husband, but I had my nose stuck in spices! Kick me!
KEEP A TIDY HOUSE: The more I am purging the better it is getting. I hate clutter! I would be much further if I did not have 2 sweet little savage helpers undoing everything I do as fast as I do it. Quit breaking everything you little stinkers!
TAKE MORE PICTURES. HAVE MORE PICTURES TAKEN OF ME: My camera is a POS! I am still taking a lot of pictures though, and allowing pictures to be taken of me (which is a big deal for me). I even got some pictures of Shane, and I doing couples yoga. I was sweaty, and beat, but its all good.
BE MORE ACTIVE...IN ALL ASPECTS OF MY LIFE: I sure hope so! I have been keeping pretty busy. I like to say I enjoy learning about stuff that is usually brushed under the rug. I love ripping up rugs, and playing in the hidden dirt that is left under them.
LEARN SELF DEFENSE. MASTER IT: I kneed Shane in the nuts on accident while he was tickling me. I guess if someone attack tickles me, I will be set.
DO ART: Does spraying designs on the windows with vinegar count? I think it does. Yes, it does.
MINIMALIZE POSSESSIONS: Bye bye crap! I am taking a Jeep load of things to the thrift store about once a week. How does one acquire so much stuff?!
RUN A MARATHON, OR AT LEAST A HALF: I did a couple of lunges last week. Awesome training eh?
CONTINUE ON MY RECIPE BOOK: Out of printer ink, but still playing with recipes, and jotting down notes.
LEARN TO STRUM A GUITAR: Who wants to give me some lessons?
DO SOMETHING CRAZY AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH: I do something crazy everyday. Just sadly nothing big enough to put on this list. I did have a go at a guy last night at Costco for parking his carts (yes carts) next to me up on the divider, instead of walking an extra 20 feet to put them where they belong. How lazy can people be? I get it, they are big carts, and hard to maneuver, but seriously people. I took all 3 carts, and pushed them up there with ease. I have no doubt that embarrassed the hell out of him. I don't think he liked being told off by a woman, and then outdone physically by a woman. Guess what though? I bet he will put his carts back next time. Shane thinks it was crazy (he does not know me well does he?), so I thought it might get me some extra points. Maybe it was the mad look in my eye that did it.
DO SOMETHING AS A FAMILY AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK: Ugh, thanks to this awful Utah winter weather, we have been locked inside the house. If my daughter did not think she is allergic to the cold, it would make it easier. We play games, watch movies, build huts out of chairs and blankets, have pillow fights, and read books by the fire place every night. I guess it could be worse.
TRY SOMETHING NEW ONCE A MONTH: I made tallow! Something I was extremely nervous to make, but ended up being a breeze. Froze it, chopped it, ground it, crock potted it, strained it, and voila. Awesome. I also have my homemade sauerkraut fermenting as we speak. I rule.
COOK. EXPLORE DIFFERENT TASTES. EAT: Done, and done. Must keep up on it though. Can't risk falling behind in all that eating. I am falling behind majorly in my food porn because the food gets eaten so darn fast, but have no fear, I am still cooking.
READ MORE. MORE VARIETY, AND MORE OFTEN: I have read 2 books this month. I should be shot in the foot.
RAISE FREE THINKERS. CONTINUE TO BE OUTSIDE OF THE BOX: Check. I think I fell off the platform where the box sits.
DANCE: I am the queen of dancing...to my kids. They think I am the best. As long as I don't look in a mirror, I can keep a straight face.
BREATHE!: I plead the fifth.