Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Epic Fail :(

So #95 Exercise four times a week for 3 months is a bust. I guess I am going to have to start this one over again :( I think I was like on week 3, but last week got behind, and then got too busy, and I haven't worked out since Sunday, and I will be too busy all this week. It is just SOOOOO hard to find an hour of the day to dedicate to working out, and not to mention be modivated to want to work out. So I'm going to try this again hopefully, and be suceussful. I don't care if it takes me ten tries I'm going to do this!

On an exciting note I hope to donate blood tomorrow, and I'm going to Cedar point this Friday with my Mom and Brother Derrick! Which is on the list! :)

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Whoever said carving your name into a tree was easy LIED

Today I have completed #49 off the list:

49) Carve my name into a tree

And can I just say that was a pretty hard thing to do. It took me FOUR different trees, yes FOUR to get it right. So my sad 3 failed attempts until finally I was able to do it on my 4th try. And it really didn't look that great, but who cares my name is marked on one of our trees in the front yard. Really hideous letters and scribbles are marked on 3 other trees in our yard as well. I always thought carving a name into a tree was easy, wow was I wrong. It took me a good half hour until I finally found a tree that liked my name.

So let me show you my carving adventure through pictures:
This is tree number one. First I had a crappy pocket knife on Matt's key chain which was not cutting anything, so I go into the house a grab a kitchen knife, and Matt goes "Megan what are you doing." Little me continues walking and goes outside to attempt using a kitchen knife. Of course Matt was wondering what I was doing with that thing, he stopped me, which I am glad because I probably would of cut my finger off or somehow mess up my kitchen knife. Matt tells me he actually has a better pocket knife elsewhere. So I chip chip away, to realize, the way the bark is there is no way I will be able to carve my name into this thing

So I go to tree number two and I chip away some bark, to realize the way this bark is there is no way I can chip it off. So I put my name on it vertically. It looked really bad, but now looking at the picture well at least it looks like my name, but me being a perfectionist, I was not happy with the results of my name carving, so I went to tree number three.

So tree number 3, is really black and a smoother surface, because at this point I finally realize I need a tree with smooth bark, expect we have no trees like that. So again I attempt to carve my name, but only get to "MEG" because I have no more room because the smooth surface was ended, now there is some bumpy surface. So I gave up on tree number 3, and I was really hoping tree number 3 was the charm. But it was not!

So finally tree number 4 was a success! Sort of, well I was able to get my name in there. I even tried to make a smiley face, but that turned out pretty bad. It was like at the butt of the tree, so it was kind of awkward trying to get my name over the crack part of the tree, and it was fun sitting in the mulch that Matt has around the tree, because the smooth surface I found on the tree was only about two feet from the ground.

So now I have my name in four different places in our yard, so the next owners of our house will always remember Megan, the girl that had a REALLY hard time writing her name in a tree.

Some Updated Progess so far on the list:

Here are some updates on the current things I have been working on my list:

8) Donate blood

I'm hoping to do this one some next this week, maybe we will see. I found a great place in Dayton that I can do it at, so I was thinking one day after work I could go there to donate blood. Even though I know it is seriously going to freak me out, I really want to do this.

18) Read 50 books (Currently have read 2/50)

So far I have read 2 books and currently on my third, which I haven't touched in over a week, because it just isn't as exciting as the other books I was reading in the Meg Cabot series. I hate when books do that to me. I love getting so interested in a book that I just can't put it down.

22) Watch 26 movies I have never seen starting with each letter of the alphabet (Currently have watched 9/26)

So far I have watched 9 movies that have started with A,B,C, G, I, O, S, V, and W

I know I am going to have a fun time finding a x, and z, and q, movie that I have not seen. And can I tell you I LOVE having Netflix, it makes it very helpful watching movies I have not seen. Because if you know me I used to work at Blockbuster for about 8 years, and I would get free movies to watch, so I have seen TONS of movies. Now that I don't work there, I feel like I have a lot of movie watching to catch up with.

25) Do the splits

So lately I really like to just randomly bust out the splits. Or at least attempt to. Which I am still not successful with. I am SOOOOOO close! My legs are literally about 3 inches off the ground that is how close I am. I ended up getting rug burn about a month ago for trying to do the splits. A co-worker gave me some good tips on how to do the splits. She said I should be able to take my chin and touch my knee while spreading my legs out which I can do. I just need to stretch my legs out more, and get those muscles ready to be super flexible. I have been at least giving me some good random entertainment showing them my sad attempt to do the splits. It is a good laugh is nothing else. I hope to be able to do the splits in the next month or so, We will see :)

29) Complete a 365 day photo challenge (Currently working on started on May 18, 2010)

I am having so much fun with this one, and I have heard from some people that they enjoy looking at my pics, and that they look forward to looking at them. Most days are pretty easy to find something to take a picture of. But other days I have no idea. So when you see a random object in my pictures, that is why. But I can't wait when the year is completed and I can look back at all my fun pics!

65) Cook 25 new dishes (Deserts, Main dishes, sides) (Cooked 1 out of 25)

I feel like cooking 25 new dishes is going to take forever! I hate having to think outside the box, which is usually why I make the same stuff all the time. And plus all the recipes I want to make call for expensive ingredients.

About a few weeks ago I made this taco mac stuff which has salsa, chili powder, macaroni and cheese, and meat. You could also garnish it with tortilla chips. It wasn't too bad. Matt liked it. So that is always a good sign. I don't know if I would make it again.

95) Work out 4 times a week for 3 months straight (1 hour)(Currently working on)

This is such a hard one. I find myself so bust to find time to work out 4 times a week. Like this week I had to work out on Monday for it to be counted for last week. (Which I started that week on Wednesday) and then this week same thing I need to work out today, which would be the third time, and then work out tomorrow which will me my 4th time. I know the four times a week isn't exactly from Sunday to Sunday, but it is in a 7 day period. I do enjoy working out though it is just so hard finding the time. I do notice that I am already starting to look a little toner from all the working out :)

I'll probably do something off my list today, not sure what though. Maybe I will carve my name into a tree, hopefully I won't cut a finger off. :)

New Changes to My Blog!

I thought it was time to revamp the old blog, and make it more user friendly. I hope it isn't too bright for your eyes. After changing the looks of my blog three different times I have finally found the ideal look for my blog. And apparently according to Matt having a picture background on a web page is so 10 years ago, but whatever. If you know me in person you know I love bright colors, so I feel this new look suits my personality. :) And also there are now tabs to see more info about the 101/1001 day zero project and my 101/1001 list as well. If there are any glitches let me know. Also I have a new counter when my list will be done, which is 959 days, though I'm not a 100 percent sure if my counter is working correctly because I think it was at 959 days yesterday, so we'll see.

I smile every time I look at this pretty blog :) Well at least I like it.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The month of no pop is finally over!!

It's finally have been a month of no pop and I have survived! I rewarded myself today with a cherry coke. Yummy. I will say I did find myself with drinking an absurd amount of coffee. I never usually even drink coffee, but I usually have a pop when I get tired, so instead I had coffee, though I didn't put as much sugar on it.

So I can cross that off the list :)

And I completely forgot to mention this, and I forgot it was on my list, but about three weeks ago we bought a new fridge!

Which means # 89 Is also off my list!!

And here is a pic of the new fridge:

Can I also add the working out thing for four times a week is going very well, I have so far have kept up with this, I love running, yesterday I ran/walked 4 miles in 50 minutes. I hope to be able to do 6 miles soon.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Work it out and kick some butt!

Today I have decided to start 95 on the list:

95) Work out 4 times a week for 3 months straight (1 hour)

Main reason is I'm starting not like the way my body is looking, it is time to tone things up and get in shape! I have a membership at the YMCA, but I barely use it. Lately I have been only going once a week. So I need to get better use out of my YMCA membership, and I want to look better and feel better about myself. My main concentration is working on my belly. It is so flabby, It needs to be flatten. Also doing this goal I'm hoping to killing a few birds with one stone like look good in a 2 piece, do 100 sit-ups and run in a 10 k. So today I just worked out for an entire hour. I ran/walked 3 miles and did some other exercises for the other 20 minutes. Boy an hour feels like a long time. I love running, so I'm hoping to spend most of my workout time running. So Hopefully I can do this, I know dedicating an 1 hour four times a week to working out will be hard, but I will say I love the way I feel after I work out.

So this will be done in 12 weeks on September 5th (would be the last day of the work out o'fun? ) Hopefully this will help tone me, if nothing else I'll feel healthy!

Can I say I have about a week and a half left on giving up pop. And I want a pop soooooo bad. But I'm almost there! June 17th is my last day!