Another year, a new List!

Here was this year’s list with the things I have done highlighted! Below is the new list for 2013! I will transfer over and add a few new things and change at will! But it’s a guideline and challenge to do many things and live life to the fullest.


1. Practice yoga more than once a month to start and more later.

2. Take Spin Class

3. Once a week, steady mindful meditation

4. Participate in Move More Eat Well class

5. Participate in One Little Word (mine this year is mindful)

6. Organize, organize, organize

7. Do the polar bear dip! DONE 1/1/12

8. Use Evernote

9. Start draft on book

10. Conduct interviews and write articles on fabulous women I know

11. Redo massage brochure

12. Be honest and mindful in the everyday

13. Purchase and use a neti pot

14. Join a Bunco group

15. Write letters

16. Join PTA-and I’m the Secretary!

17. Learn new massage technique

18. Train for Triathlon and 5k

19. Knit a project

20. Submit photos to the midstate fair

21. Blog about each of these events

22. Start running

23. Do more with less

24. Keep email inbox purged and updated

25. Create with my girls

26. Volunteer at the girls school

27. Plan date nights with Trevis

28. Make more green juice

29. Do a cleanse

30. Read the Hunger Game Series

31. Write at least 3 book reviews

32. Paint the bathroom

33. Make a mosaic

34. Take the girls to the snow.

35. Visit Tobi in Ojai’-The Dirty Girl Mud Run

36. Do a month of themed blogging.

37. Rollerskate with girls.

38. HAve another India Boutique

39. Dance with Trevis

40. Cook at two new recipes per month.

41. Practice patience and kindness and mindfulness with my girls, my husband, my family, my friends and myself.

42. Print and post this list where I can see it everyday.


The List

1. Run in at least five, 5k’s

2. Run in the SLO Marathon

3. Do a team Triathlon

4. Take a Zumba class

5. Drink more green smoothies

6. Take Probiotics

7. Start Yoga

8. Continue with Jillian Michael workouts

9. Do the Color Run!

10. Read all the books I have, don’t buy any more

11. Blog at least three time a week

12. Sell art work

13. Take Girls to someplace new

14. Learn to knit with the girls

15. Dance with Trevis

16. Plan a family Trip

17. Take girls to Ojai

18. Take family up north to visit everyone!

19. Clean out sheds

20. Help people

21. Write letters

22. Learn to compost

23. Garden more

24. Spread kindness, generosity and wonderfulness-Like Jodi

25. Join a wine club

26. Play more Bunco!

27. Clean up desk area

28. Donate to Achievement House

29. Make allowance and chores schedule for the girls

30. Take girls to the movies

31. Make home made ice cream

32. Make crock pot recipes

33. Digital scrap!

34. Find new one little word for the year-Done…Move

35. Write more for Today’s Mama

36. Work on home

37. Redo the girls room

38. Do the Polar Bear Dip in Cayucos!

39. Make a mosaic with the girls

40.Fly Kites

41. Play frisbee with Trevis

42. Dance with the girls

43. Print and post where I can see this everyday!

-To start, here is my word for next year:


bodymind, MIndful

Back and There Again-Fresh Start Fitness Challenge Now!

So it has been awhile.


Soon I hope to share more pictures of our surprise, wonderful trip to Kauai….oh how nice and relaxing that was! It was tropical, rainy, and just beautiful….more on that soon!

So now that we are back and school is in full swing, I am in dire need to get back on track to the pre Kauai prep I was doing for myself. Working out, logging what I ate, etc. So the timing on finding FitKnitChick-Tamara’s The Fresh Start Fitness Challenge now, couldn’t have come sooner! The idea is to track three different things: my nutrition, my physical activity and my emotional well being! Love that the last one is included! And yes, I am a week behind since I just found this through my friend, Jill Conyers, who also has a wonderful fitness journey and lifestyle blog. So my renewed journey begins today!

I’m also prepping for a City to Sea 1/2 marathon in October and Dirty Girl Run in November! Excited to be trying these fun new events and hoping to do more!

Let’s go!

Emotional-Personal Goals for the challenge:

-Work out at least 3xtimes a week, Spin, Running, Yoga

-Increase current running in prep for 1/2 marathon in October

-Practice Positive self talk 3x a day- starting with, “You are capable of anything you set your mind to!”

-Any negative self talk, do pushups!


-Started logging on MyFitnessPal again, thus keeping a daily food journal

-identify my trigger foods-ice cream,…bye bye~

-eat breakfast everyday

-no alcohol


-Good Form Push ups- 12 in really good form, and 10 more in ok

-Plank Position hold-90 seconds

-Body Weight squats-25

-Perform at least 120 of intense cardio this week-spin on Tuesday (60) Run on M, W, F, (30 minutes each)

Let’s do this!