Saturday, May 18, 2013

And done!

1001 days have come and gone and I accomplished 19 things on my list. The last time I only accomplished 12 I think. So I got a little bit further this time. That's good. Instead of doing this challenge once again I've decided to just add things to my to do/goal list on my main blog. No time limit, just things I want to accomplish. So check me out here if you want to continue to follow along.

13. Take a trip to California

I'm going going, back back to Cali Cali! I made it back to California in early April. I had a great time and blogged about it on my other blog. It was good to see the beach and Disneyland for the first time was AWESOME! I can't wait to go back in October for my birthday. I have a ton more places I want to see and places to eat at.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

73. Read 50 books.

I didn't realize it, but back in November I hit the 50 books read mark. Woo! I knew I could do it. I really should've hit that mark much sooner, but I quit reading so much for awhile there, but I'm back at it. Let's see how long it takes me to hit the 75 mark.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

69. Run/walk a 5K.

I DID IT!!! My first 5k. It was a blast and I can't wait to do it again next year. I'm taking friends with me next time. I'm already thinking about which race I want to do next. I'm thinking the Halloween themed race on my birthday, costumes and things. Sounds like fun doesn't it?

Thursday, August 9, 2012

28. Run a mile.

I did it!!! I did it!!! I ran a little more than a mile on Sunday. That was the first time EVER that I've run a mile. It was awesome. I've been thoroughly enjoying this Couch to 5K training. I keep amazing myself every day. I may be a slow runner, but I'm making progress. I didn't think I'd ever run a mile. Which is why I put it on my list. I wanted to make myself do it. It makes me feel like I'm capable of anything. And I am. I can't wait to master this 5K next month. It's gonna be awesome!

Friday, August 3, 2012

26. Make a dessert from scratch.

I wish I'd taken a picture of the dessert I'd made. I'll have to remember to do that the next time I make it. Anyway, I made a Nutella cheesecake with a Leibniz cracker crust, topped with chocolate ganache. I didn't have enough cream cheese when I made this, but it still turned out fine. Everyone who tried it, like it. It'll be awhile before I make this again, but I WILL be making it again. It was just that good.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

run, melly, run!

I decided that if I was ever going to run a mile, 5K, 10K and so on that I was gonna have shell out some money and register to run a 5K. If I'm gonna spend some money, I'm gonna do it. So I did. I registered for the Color Me Rad 5K in September and I started Couch to 5K a couple of weeks ago. I'm now running three mornings a week. And running isn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. I'm actually enjoying it and have a lot more energy through out the day. I do wish someone would join the Color Me Rad run with me though so I'd have a partner. Hopefully someone will at least come out and watch me run.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

72. Eat vegetarian for a week.

I wasn't sure how this was going to go, going into it. I don't eat a lot of meat, but I do enjoy a good bacon cheeseburger every once in a while. A week was very doable. I drank a lot of smoothies in the morning for breakfast. Delicious. I don't feel like I ate very much in the afternoons and for dinner. But there are some decent options out there. I think my favorite was the spinach and ricotta stuffed ravioli I had. Yum. I'd like to try going for a longer period. I'd have to be more prepared though. I think eating for me is easier when my meals are planned out. Otherwise there's a lot of staring into the fridge trying to decide what to eat. Which for me results in eating a lot of random things together.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

12. Give up beef for a month.

I've given up beef before and it wasn't fun. This go around it was pretty easy. The only thing I really wanted was a big juicy bacon cheeseburger. Maybe some beef stroganoff too. Anywho, I did mess up on the 3rd of the month. I wasn't even thinking about it and had a steak sandwich. I didn't even realize what I'd eaten until hours later, so I started over. My go to meal was beans and cheese on a tortilla. I love this meal because it's quick and easy. I ate a lot of chicken too, no fish surprisingly. I went several days where I had no meat at all. I think I wouldn't have a problem becoming a part-time vegetarian. If such a thing exists.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

36. Take a photo everyday for a month.

I did it!!! I took a picture EVERY DAY for an entire month. I followed along with the #febphotoaday challenge. It was fun. Even though I did this with my camera phone, it inspired me to pick up my camera and take more pictures again. Exactly what I hoped it would do. I didn't really bother to check out other participants photos. I was doing this for myself so no one else really existed. :)