A new challenge

There has been a lot on my mind lately.  Work.  Life.  School.  Etc.  I have come to the realization that I have pretty much half-assed most things in my life.  And I am tired of making excuses.  I want to feel accomplished.  Accomplished to me does not mean having a lot of money, it means finishing what I start.  So, my goal is to get back on track with all things in my life.  First, I really want to get to my goal weight.  I have been super un-motivated for about the last two months.  I don’t even have a good excuse, I just didn’t want to do put the effort in.  Second, although I do have my Associates degree, I have yet to complete my Bachelor’s.  There are more areas I will continue to work on, but these are the main topics on my mind.

So, how am I going to get this procrastination way of thinking out of my head?  I am going to challenge myself.  Novel concept, I know.  So…here’s the challenge:  For the entire month of June 2010, I am going to give up coffee (again) and I am going to do something active EVERYDAY (Yes, 7 days a week).  Active can mean going to the gym, for a walk, yard work, etc.  It will be a minimum of 1 hour of activity per day.  I will also post a daily blog concerning the challenge.

There will be several rewards: save money (I plan to take the money I would have spent on coffee and buy me some new clothes that fit), get closer to my goal weight, and feel like I have accomplished something!

This is definitely going to be a challenge.  I figured I would start with focusing on my weight, since the healthier I feel, the more likely I will do well with the other parts of my life. 

As for school, I finished applying for financial aid today.  I don’t plan on using it, but my counselor recommended I apply for it and if I don’t need it I can decline it and if I do need it for some reason, it is there.  Now…I am just waiting for word back on my transcripts, complete an intake interview, and then get started!  I am sooo excited to go back to school.  It will open up so many opportunities for me AND I will be able to mark that accomplishment off my list.

Wish me luck.

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