Thursday, December 31, 2009

What have you done?!

I thought I had posted this earlier this year, but it said I only had it as a draft. So I thought that today seems fitting to post this. AS 2009 comes to a close I have accomplished 16 of the 100, maybe by 2011 I can add another 10 or so! Happy New Year's Eve!!

What have you done?!
RULES: There are 100 statements and you bold the ones you have done. Grab it and play for yourself!!

1. Started your own blog 2. Slept under the stars 3. Played in a band4. Visited Hawaii 5. Watched a meteor shower 6. Given more than you can afford to charity 7. Been to Disneyland (World) 8. Climbed a mountain 9. Held a praying mantis 10. Sang a solo 12. Visited Paris 13. Watched a lightning storm at sea 14. Taught yourself an art from scratch 15. Adopted a child 16. Had food poisoning 17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty 18. Grown your own vegetables 19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France 20. Slept in an overnight train 21. Had a pillow fight 22. Hitchhiked 23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill 24. Built a snow fort 25. Held a lamb 26. Gone skinny dipping 27. Run a marathon 28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice 29. Seen a total eclipse (solar) 30. Watched a sunrise or sunset 31. Hit a home run 32. Been on a cruise 33. Seen Niagara Falls in person 34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors 35. Seen an Amish community 36. Taught yourself a new language 37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied 38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person 39. Gone rock climbing 40. Seen Michelangelo’s David 41. Sung karaoke 42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt 43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant 44. Visited Africa 45. Walked on a beach by moonlight 46. Been transported in an ambulance 47. Had your portrait painted 48. Gone deep sea fishing 49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person 50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris 51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling 52. Kissed in the rain 53. Played in the mud 55. Been in a movie 56. Visited the Great Wall of China 57. Started a business 58. Taken a martial arts class 59. Visited Russia 60. Served at a soup kitchen 61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies62. Gone whale watching 63. Got flowers for no reason 66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp 67. Bounced a check 68. Flown in a helicopter 69. Saved a favorite childhood toy 70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial 71. Eaten caviar 72. Pieced a quilt 73. Stood in Times Square 74. Toured the Everglades 75. Been fired from a job 76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London 77. Broken a bone 78. Been on a speeding motorcycle 79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person 80. Published a book 81. Visited the Vatican 82. Bought a brand new car 83. Walked in Jerusalem 84. Had your picture in the newspaper 85. Read the entire Bible 86. Visited the White House 87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating 88. Had chicken pox 89. Saved someone’s life 90. Sat on a jury 91. Met someone famous 92. Joined a book club 93. Lost a loved one 94. Had a baby 95. Seen the Alamo in person 96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake 97. Been involved in a lawsuit 98. Owned a cell phone 99. Been stung by a bee 100. Read an entire book in one day.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Oh the Resolutions

So I have a few resolutions for 2010 and I figure if I write them down maybe I will keep them or I will be able to go back and look at them throughout the year to stay on track. So without further rambling .. here they are.

  1. Lose 25 lbs
  2. Give up ice cream (yep, thats right! i'm giving up ice cream and frozen yogurt for a year!! well .. hopefully!!)
  3. Read the Bible cover to cover
  4. Run the St. Jude 1/2 Marathon on December 4th or if I don't make it there some other 1/2 marathon
As of today, I think that is it. I am not one of those big resolution makers because I feel as if it is setting yourself up for failure, but this next year is going to be different in a lot of ways!!

What are your resolutions?

Friday, December 18, 2009

Catch up

(This is what caught my attention and the whole reason I came in to see what the costume was about!)

So I haven't blogged in awhile. I have just been sooo busy with school, packing, and all that other fun holiday stuff. Life has been fun and interesting! So in order to completely catch up until now I will probably do a list.

1. Finals are sooo over, and I am so thankful! Only one more semester and I will have a Master's in Public Health!!
2. I went to NYC a couple of weekends ago to see the city at Christmas and to see the tree. The tree was gorgeous and so was the city, but the weather was horrible - snow, sleet, and rain!

This was a restroom done up by Charmin in the middle of Times Square. It was such a fun experience. You could dance off with people in order to get to go to the bathroom first, all bathrooms were cleaned after each use, and every bathroom had a tv, ipod, or something to the sort. It was the Disney of restrooms. There was a ball pit and even the opportunity to take a picture on top of a giant toilet. If you are ever in the city you should make sure and stop here.

This is the tree in Rockafeller Center. Beautiful until the weather went downhill!! There were a lot of people in NYC that day.

The store fronts are also fun to see! This store front was in front of Macy's. They had all of their windows with cute set ups on mailing santa a letter.

This is my car as soon as I got back from the city. We received a lot of snow for just being gone a couple of hours. The snow continued through that weekend. I asked the snow to hold out until I came to Texas but it didn't. It came one week to early!

3. Challenge 3 is officially over as of today! I didn't do as well as I had hoped, but I have taken up running and I workout ten times more than I ever did. I didn't meet my goal this time, but I didn't gain any weight. My goal is always to keep losing and never be back higher than my start weight. I have gotten lots of compliments since I have been home and that is exciting too! I can't wait to start Challenge 4!! Let me know if you are interested.
4. Erin came and visited me for a couple of days and that was fun! We did 8 miles in the course of two days while she was here. We were also able to go to the Beauty Dinner. That was lots and lots of fun as well!
5. I didn't take any pictures but I also got to meet up with Amanda and her fiance for dinner on Sunday and it was fun to catch up. It reminded me of our fun times in Lubbock. Saturday I went to a baby shower. That was lots of fun as well. I have known her since I was 16, we worked in the same classroom together at the church daycare.

6. I ordered a bodybugg this week and I am sooo excited about it.
7. There isn't really anything else that I can think of, but since I have no school maybe I will be more diligent about blogging!!

Merry Christmas! I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays and the reason for the season!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

I'm a slacker

I haven't blogged in a while because I have been sooo busy! But I am alive and I will be home so soon! I will officially be done with school for the semester starting next Tuesday. Until then, I have a test tomorrow, a test Friday, a paper due next Tuesday and the ability to answer a question for extra points on Monday. Phew! I wish next Tuesday would hurry up and come .. actually I wish Friday would come so I can be in Texas!

I don't know who is up to it, but there are 14 days from the end of Challenge 3 until the beginning of Challenge 4 and I am going to need to keep myself on track (especially since I am home with my eating partner). I am going to do a mini-challenge. 14 days - 14 workouts, 14 days of praying for the next year, 14 days of really really looking at what I put into my body. While I am at school I sometimes mindlessly eat out of boredom, frustration, etc. But at home I will not have any schoolwork and will be able to give exercise 110%. I want to start January 1st in the right mind set and healthy.