Friday, December 31, 2010

And here is My Official 2011 List

So the Bucket List remains the same.

The 2011 Goal List is here.

  1. Over the course of the year donate 65-70lbs of fat energy and maintain that.
  2. Get my own dog! 
  3. Take pictures for and make a 2012 Calendar
  4. Enter at least 4 photos in the Medina County Fair
  5. Build my ViSalus business to the point that I am self-sustaining! National Director
  6. Develop photography skills - do more photo shoots and group explorations! At least 6 photo shoots with models/friends and 6 explorations.
  7. Develop business plan for photography business
  8. Go hiking at least 4x 
  9. Go camping at least 2x
  10. Become a Tea Connoisseur- learn the art, methodologies, history, etc
  11. Run a 5K
  12. Run a 10K 
  13. Raise money for Alzheimer's Research- participate in a Memory Walk
  14. Cleanse, De-clutter & Purge un-needed items- SIMPLIFY my life
  15. Do PIN UP calendar- as the model!
  16. Transition to a more whole foods and vegan diet
  17. Watch at least 1 Cary Grant film a month
  18. Improve my Photoshop Skills
  19. Go on 2 Wine Tours
  20. Blog at least 1x a week
  21. Go to the Arnold and take lots of pictures!
  22. Vacation out of state- NYC, FLA, Portland, or OBX?
  23. Do 100 Push Ups
  24. Spend more time with family
  25. Everyday find at least one thing to be Grateful for. Attitude of Gratitude
  26. NO ice cream in 2011
  27. Sugar Detox- this will go in line with other parts of the diet shift- but won't coincide with the wine tours!
  28. Shop at more Farmer's Markets
  29. Grow some herbs and veggies
  30. Develop Yoga Practice
Its a big list I guess! Many things will overlap and many are processes that I hope to say I developed and/or completed by this time next year. Somethings are just plain accomplishments with deadlines. I know it seems like a lot but I should be able to accomplish this list. :)

BRING IT 2011!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Reflections on 2010

I am going through my lists of last year. I went through my blog posts. A couple of things stood out to me.

First, I need to blog more! LOL When I blog I tend to stay on fire. I guess I felt like no one was really reading it anyway so I stopped, but I need to keep at it! I was amazed at the things I wrote. As I re-read the posts, I was like - Wow, I wrote that? LOL

Second piece edited out for personal reasons.

Third- Here is my blog post from last year

Bucket List & 2010

So the holiday season has kept me abundantly busy at work. I have been super busy and sick on top of it. Great combination to wipe someone out. During my brief downtimes I came up with a bucket list. I won't accomplish all this in 2010. Its meant to be more of a long term list. I would love to accomplish some select things. I will highlight those...
  1. Go Skydiving
  2. Ride horses again
  3. Photograph in Africa
  4. Photograph in Galapagos
  5. Compete in Figure/Bikini Contest
  6. Learn to fire a gun
  7. Take martial arts class (tbd)
  8. Learn to ballroom & Latin dance
  9. Run a 5k
  10. Play the guitar
  11. Run my own photography business
  12. Do 100 push ups
  13. Go to England
  14. Go to Italy
  15. Make my own pasta from scratch
  16. Do pin up calendar
  17. Go downhill skiing
  18. Accomplish the these yoga poses: Scorpion, Crane, Headstand, Wheel- variations too
  19. Own and train dogs
  20. Go ice skating in Central Park
  21. Visit NYC
  22. See the Redwoods in California
  23. Visit Portland, OR
  24. Hike the Appalachian Trail
  25. Do a fitness photoshoot- as the model not photographer!

2010 Goals-

1. Hit goal weight
2. MAINTAIN healthy goal weight. (may fluctuate from comp weight)
3. Compete with my Diva friends in at least one show.
4. Do fitness photoshoot as model
5. Do pin up calendar
6. Do photoshoots for friends and new clients
7. Go skydiving
8. Increase Photoshop skills
9. Get more photography equipment
10. Go hiking and camping at least 3x !
11. Enter photos in contests
12. Go on at least 1 wine tour
13. Do 2010 Calendar
14. Run a 5k
15. Learn one ballroom dance
16. Go ice skating in central park (this may have to wait til Jan 2011 depending on my job situation)
17. Consume more organic foods
18. Be more environmentally friendly
19. Learn more about Alzheimer's
20. Put scrapbook together for my grandma (to help her with her struggle with Alzheimer's)

I'll say that I didn't accomplish all that much on my list. :( I did accomplish a lot not on the list though. I have 2011 already ramped up to achieve quite a bit off the Bucket List and Goal List. New Goal List coming soon. I just thought it was good to reflect on 2010 first.

I really did learn a lot this year. Even though I didn't make all my goals it sure wasn't a wasted year.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Motivational Quotes...

"We are repeatedly what we do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."— Aristotle

"Chase down your passion like it's the last bus of the night." ~ Glade Byron Addams 

I'm feeling great. More energy and really excited about the direction my life is headed.

Life is GOOD. :)