Saturday, January 29, 2011

Taking Back My Time

So recent events have caused me to re-evaluate how my time is spent. I've realized that I can get so much more done if I am more intentional with my time. So I began to evaluate the things I spent my time on. The biggest time waster on my list was Cityville and Frontierville. What had initially started as filling time while pages loaded had become a game that I played whenever I was online and often before bed (even when I was dead tired). Upon evaluating I realized that it was no longer fun any more, it was just habit. A habit of random clicks that I didn't have to think about. An addiction that I usually didn't go more than 2 days without spending some time on. So today I blocked all the games that don't challenge my brain. I then proceeded to unfriend the people who I had only added because they were regular players of said games (thus making blocking the games a more permanent solution as those games require a lot of assistance from other players). So I'm taking back my time. I only get so much and wasting it with random clicking that is no longer entertaining is not something I need to do. I have so many things I want to do but think I can't because of time, yet here I was, making sure I always had time for mindless clicking when I could have been crocheting stuffed Wookiees or other fun creative projects that engage my brain.

Things I Can Use My Time For:
Finishing the baby blanket for my friend's kiddo.
Crocheting all my little Star Wars stuffed animals. (3/3 - Wookiee done - 9 others to go)
Making the hat Melina designed. (3/3 - done and she loved it!)
Finishing my first knitting project.
Working on my Tauntaun. (3/3 - I made progress on the sculpting of the head)
Working on Hubby's Org. 13 coat.
Making a baby blanket for my niece to be.
Learning how to draw people better.
Learning more Japanese.
Work on my novel.
And so many other projects I am working on.

So I only have so many hours I am awake in the day and I want to be more intentional with how I use them. I'm excited about better utilizing my time. I will let you know what gets completed in the month of Feb.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

2011 Goals

I completed 729 miles in 2008 on my elliptical.

My goal for 2009 was 1000 elliptical miles - I hit 500 miles in 2009 and completed my first half-marathon.

So for 2010 my mileage goal was 800 miles. I only clocked 220 miles. I also planned on completing another half-marathon in 2010. I ended up doing the Nike Women's Half-Marathon in San Francisco instead of the Spokane Half. I wanted to beat my Spokane Half-Marathon time from 2009 of 4:39:35 and I did! My NW1/2M time was 04:19:23! It was a fun time with my Mum & Sis-In-Law and our supportive men!

My goal for 2011 is to clock 729 miles like I did the first year I got my elliptical. I plan on doing another half-marathon and would like to improve my time again (if it's the San Fran one I really need to hill train this time).

I lost and kept off 11.7 pounds in 2008.

In 2009 I lost and kept of an additional 3.1 pounds bringing my total pounds gone to 14.8.

In 2010 my minimum weight loss goal was a pound a month to beat my 2008 personal best. I did it. I lost and kept off 12.7 pounds in 2010. That means 3 years in a row of ending the year lighter than I started it! Bringing my total weight loss to 27.5 pounds. Didn't achieve my big goal of a pound a week gone, but still celebrating those pounds kicked to the curb.

So my goal for 2011 is to continue my streak of ending the year lighter than I started it. I'm sitting at 248.5 and so happy to be under 250 pounds! My minimum weight loss goal is to lose 30.2 pounds, because that is the amount I need to lose still to win a bet (first person to lose 50 gets $150). And my big goal is again 52 pounds. A pound a week which would have me entering 2012 in Onederland (that would be under 200 pounds).

So anytime during 2011 feel free to ask me how I am doing towards reaching my goals and give me a kick in the pants if I need it. Thanks!