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4.19.12-Take 2

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Did a 2 mile walk/run today right when I got home from work, so I didn't do any snacking! 2 days in a row of not immediately hitting the kitchen after work!
I also bought some muscle milk powder (recommended by my dad and okayed by my nutritionist). I'm excited to finally start getting enough protein! I plan to add it to my oatmeal in the morning and to smoothies after workouts.

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JOY73YL 4/19/2012 6:55PM

    That is great! Keep up the good work.

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PCASEY7 4/19/2012 6:51PM

    Good for you and keep up the great work!

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My Day Zero Project

Thursday, April 19, 2012

I made this a few weeks ago, and thought I'd post it on here to keep track of everything. Think of it as a bucket list, but with a time table. 101 things to accomplish in 1001 days. Mine goes from March 1 2012 to November 28, 2014 (Which also happens to be right after my 28th birthday)

1. Don't complain about anything for a week
2. Personal Goal
3. See 10 classic movies I've never seen (0/10)
4. Buy a house
5. Influence a person to make a day zero list
6. Identify 100 things that make me happy
7. Run a half marathon
8. Fly across the country to visit my best friend
9. Visit the Grand Canyon Arizona
10. Backpack part of the Appalachian trail- 4 day
11. visit another continent
12. No drinking for 30 days
13. Go to an NFL game
14. Perform a totally random act of kindness-3 times
15. Grow a garden with 4 different vegetables (IP- hopefully there won't be a catastrophe!)
16. Decorate my office- pictures, books and wall art
17. Beat Jimi in mini golf
18. Not eat our for 1 month
19. Learn how to use my sewing machine IP
20. Do an average of 1 hike per month for a year
21. Redo my ipod and do my ipod shuffle (0/2)
22. Pay off all debt-credit cards and student loans (0/5) IP
23. Combine all finances with Jimi
24. Walk 101 miles
25. Try 10 new restaurants I love (0/10)
26. Save $5 for every task I complete
27. Visit 5 wineries- not all on same day! (0/5)
28. Visit orthodontist about bottom row teeth
29. Have an herb garden
30. Take vitamins every day for 1 week (2/10) IP 2x
31. Take a gun safety course DONE
32. Say yes to 10 things I would usually say no to
33. Try Thai food DONE
34. Try Ethiopian food
35. Fly first class
36. Don't swear for a week
37. Don't eat for 24 hours
38. Make a list of 100 interesting English words and add to my active vocabulary
39. Ask 20 friends to suggest one book, and read them all
40. Learn to sign the alphabet
41. Do 100 consecutive pushups
42. Go on a road trip
43. Start a retirement fund
44. Try yoga
45. Get SCUBA diving certification
46. See an eclipse
47. Try paddleboarding
48. Learn conversational Spanish
49. Take a dance class
50. Learn 100 basic ASL signs
51. Run a 10K race
52. Make a habit of walking after work/dinner
53. Try 1 new food per month (IP- 1 Tofu, 2 Brussels Sprouts 3Quinoa)
54. Say do something positive for someone else every day
55. Make a point of crafting every week
56. Cut drinking down to 2 days per week- preferable weekends DONE
57. Start a T-shirt quilt
58. Go to a festival with all of my siblings
59. Read 100 books
60. Do the 200 sit-ups challenge (
61. Make something from old clothes
62. Camp in a national park
63. Print and frame wedding photos DONE
64. Organize a family photo- with everyone!
65. Do 1000 abs reps consecutively (can be different exercises)
66. Buy a treadmill
67. Find out my blood type
68. Finish switching my name to Williams
69. Decide on a bank for me and Jimi
70. No aggressive driving for a week
71. Read 20 book from Modern Library's List of 100 Best Books of the 20th Century
72. sign up for bone marrow registry
73. Put an entire paycheck into savings
74. Lose 10 lbs
75. Go to the dentist
76. Go one week without swearing
77. Go for one week without Facebook
78. drink hot tea instead of wine DONE
79. Build something out of wood DONE
80. change name on passport
81. Host girls night again
82. Get up early to work out 3 days in one week
83. Make a new friend
84. Visit an art museum
85. Take protein supplements
86. Donate my hair to Locks of Love
87. Go on a cruise
88. Create a blog of this list
89. Buy a kayak
90. Get a new bed! DONE
91. exercise for at least 10 minutes a day for a week (0/10)
92. Start a savings account with Jimi
93. Get Kelli to go camping
94. Go on a camping trip with my family
95. Get my concealed weapons permit (IP- waiting on paperwork)
96. Visit a farm and pick my own produce

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CLRWILLIAMS25 4/19/2012 6:49PM

    So far, so good. I guess I can check off 'make a blog of this list' as long as I keep it updated on here!

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CHUM48 4/19/2012 1:01PM

    How are things going?

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First Blog Post

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Well this is my first blog post. I enjoy reading other peoples blogs on sparkpeople, so I'm not sure why it took me so long to start my own.
Not too much happened today. I brought my running clothes with me to work so I would go directly to the park and run. And I kind of ran. I was planning on doing 3 minutes of walking, 2 minutes of running the whole time. I definitely felt like I was dying and didn't do the full 2 minutes each time. I definitely need to work on that. I had initially planned on doing some strength training exercises today, but I'm still not feeling well today.
On a happier note, I didn't snack a lot when I got home (usually my major downfall). I ate some carrots with a cream cheese dip and made brussel sprouts and mashed cauliflower for dinner.

Well I definitely shouldn't quit my day job and become a writer. Hopefully these will get more interesting as I write more often.

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CLRWILLIAMS25 4/18/2012 11:35AM

    I'm following the intermediate level 5 weeks to 5K program on sparkpeople. I had to modify the first 2 weeks, because I only have 4 weeks until my 5K (3 weeks left).
I am also excited that people have already commented!

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KCLARK89 4/18/2012 11:07AM

    Are you following any kind of running plan? There are some awesome plans on here that will take you from where you are now to being a runner. Don't get frustrated that you can't start out running a 5K or anything. Progress is everything :)

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DEBBY4576 4/17/2012 9:55PM

    I've been here regularly since November or so. I just started blogging in the last week. So you are doing great. I HATE running, so I'm in awe of you trying it at all. Good girl!

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MMHELGESON5 4/17/2012 9:43PM

    I haven't blogged much either. Maybe I should start too!

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