|Clean and maintain the house|
|Lose 35 lbs.|
|Remodel my parent's house|
- pulling carpets from living and dining rooms
- pull paneling and adhesive from kitchen
- patch kitchen, living room, dining room, and basement stairwell
- paint kitchen ceiling
- prime kitchen, living room, dining room, and basement stairwell
- organize a painting party with my siblings to paint kitchen, living room, dining room, and basement stairwell (both color and woodwork)
- rehang basement stairwell handrail
- prime, paint, and install 2nd floor molding
- pull first floor radiators and patch walls behind
- prime and paint walls behind radiators
- repair radiator boxes
- reinstall radiators
|Train for and run a marathon|
My running has divided into three separate goals. 1) train for a marathon distance; 2) run 1K miles in 2012; 3) run every day. I know the last goal is ambitious, and likely will not happen. I would like to see how long I can make it happen, though. 1 mile will count, and anywhere from 1 to 3 miles will be considered my light "rest" days, where I will also focus on stretching and yoga. With that final goal in mind, I'm looking at treadmills. I envision throwing a pair of shorts and my shoes on first thing in the morning, immediately after getting up and visiting the bathroom for my morning ablutions. I haven't made a decision yet, and I really should be saving my money, but I'm pretty sure I will purchase a treadmill within the next week or so.
|Get a job|
These are all ambitious goals, specifically when added together into the "do something towards each goal, every day" matrix. I hope to make most of them a habit, wherein I do not have to fight to work them in. I'd like to think of myself as the person that just "does" these things, that they are simply who I am. The basic theory on making most of them work will be in the schedule, which I will have to work out on a weekly basis, dependent on what needs to be accomplished that week. My menu will also be worked out on a weekly basis, though I expect once I find one that works it will not change much.
Here's to accomplishing goals, and to a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year.