Sunday, April 17, 2011

Get Your Shit Together - Week 5

That's right, week 5. Also week 4 did not mysteriously disappear into cyberspace, it never existed. We all have those weeks. I'm OK with it.

This is just a quick post, because this is going to be one of those crazy weeks, and I have shit I need to get together already tonight.

This Week's Challenges

1) Do your TAXES. Or at the very least pull all the stuff together, get your totals figured out and hand it off to your accountant.

2) Figure out a fun new thing you are going to try this summer. I am currently looking into trying Adventure Racing, cause I'm a little insane and it's something that just about every person that has met me sees me doing. Also it looks like a blast :-)

3) Spend some time with family doing something creative. The boys and I will be decorating Easter eggs on Good Friday. They have requested it and it's an activity that I remember always doing with my Mom when I was growing up. They really didn't need to ask.

I hope you all have an amazing week. I also hope that you are all organized enough that you don't have to venture into a grocery store on Saturday(worst day of the year to do groceries)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Get Your Shit Together Challenge - Week 3

Hey All, I hope you enjoyed last week's challenges. I personally found the reduction in the number of challenges to be much more manageable and way less overwhelming. How did you all find it?

Recap of the Week 2 challenges

1) Get completely on top of your laundry this week. This includes bedding and towels.
I didn't manage to get on top of this one. I will continue to plug away at it this week, and I'm confident I will be all clean for next week's post.

2) Spend time on professional development this week. Read some journal articles, register for a class or course, or even volunteer for a new project at work.
Some of you may know that I am currently working on a Holistic Nutrition diploma. This has been a struggle since I am doing it as home study and the only deadline is the program completion date(February 2012). I worked on my course work just about every day this week. This makes me very happy!

3) Make a commitment to your health this week. Go for a walk, get to the gym, drink your 8 glasses of water every day, or eat at least one vegetarian meal.

I chose to focus on my water consumption this week. I was successful at getting at least a litre of the wet stuff into me every day. Yay!

I'm proud of myself. It may not seem like much, but for a chronic procrastinator and non-finisher it feels great to check a few things off my list.

Week # 3 Challenges

1) If you and/or your family members drink their water from a reusable bottle, put them through the dishwasher, or give them a really thorough clean a few times this week. Even though it's just water going into them day after day they still build up bacteria and stuff inside and outside.

2)Both my kids schools are preparing for their annual used book sales. If you have school age kids chances are your schools are doing the same thing. This week go through your books and get rid of ones you will never look at again. If you don't have a book sale to give them too then just send them to a donation place.

3)Meal Plan. This doesn't really need more explanation.

Good Luck my Lovelies, and have a wonderful week.