101 in 1001 – Triple Dog Dared

My friend Brandy at Not So Average Mama wrote a post about a challenge:

101 in 1001

Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

I commented on it..and then she “triple dog dared” me to write my own….Man..a dare? I guess she knows me too well…I cannot pass up a dare. So here it is.

The Challenge:

Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria:

Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on your part).

Why 1001 Days?

Many people have created lists in the past – frequently simple challenges such as New Year’s resolutions or a ‘Bucket List’. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips, study semesters, or outdoor activities.

My start date is: Monday, January 2nd 2012

End date: Monday, September 29th, 2014

1. Create journals for both of my kids – Write at least once a week about their lives.

2. Take Mel to Atlantic City

3. Exercise 5x a week every week for a month (and keep it up!).

4. Lose 5 lbs

5. Lose 10 lbs

6. Lose 15 lbs

7. Only drink 1 Dr. Pepper a day (this is a HUGE deal for me)

8. Take a photography class.

9. Drink 64 ounces a water a day for a month (and keep it up!)

10. Visit at least 5 cities on the NC/SC Coast with my family

11. Attend 2 blogging conferences

12. Remake my kitchen – Paint, Flooring, Decor

13. Declutter my office

14. Declutter all closets (6) I kind of feel like a hoarder!!!

15. Get 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day for a month (and keep it up)

16. Start taking vitamins daily

17. Start the Dave Ramsey Money Maker Plan – and follow it through!

18. Save at least 500.00

19. Get Life Insurance (or find out if I have any!)

20. Write at least one blog post a day for a month

21. Pay off truck

22. Take my kids to Great Wolf Lodge

23. Go to Disney again with my family (before my kids get too old!)

24. Get a massage

25. Get my hair done my a professional

26. Get a manicure once a week for a month

27. Really learn how to monetize my blog

28. Run a mile without stopping

29. Run two miles without stopping

30. No fast food for a month

31. Make a cookbook (even just for myself!)

32. Put boxes of pictures in albums

33. (After 32) Print pictures and put them in albums

34. Get bears made out of Moms shirts

35. Take a nature walk with the kids once a week and see something new in nature that we can talk about. (Once a week for a month.)

36. Learn how to play Reece’s xBox game better so he can have some competition!

37. Buy a classic muscle car (cuda or 69 camaro) that we can rebuild

38. Get a physical every year

39. Take the kids berry picking

40. Tie a secret to a balloon a let it go

41. Get a caricature of my whole family

42. Ride The Intimadator

43. Donate blood

44. Dance, sing, and play in the rain with my kids

45. Blog about every completed goal

46. Print this list so I know what to blog about 1/15/2011

47. Go to a concert my kids want to go to

48. Go to a rock concert

49. Go to a country concert

50. Make ice cream from scratch with the kids

51. Play paintball

52. Carve my name in a tree

53. Read 10 autobiographies

54. Answer AND blog my answers to the 50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind.

55. Landscape my front yard

56. Build a vegetable garden and don’t kill it

57. Pay for someone else’s food at the drive through

Oh my gosh…barely half way through. Brandy what did you get me into? HHA!

58. Send flowers to both my sisters for no reason

59. Write a will

60. Talk to the homeless man I see on the corner all the time

61. Create a Memory book of my Mom

62. Visit 5 museums

63. Play a round of golf

64. Take Reece to a hockey game..just the two of us

65. Take Betsy to a spa…just the two of us

66. Apply for Wheel of Fortune…I could totally win!!!

67. Get or start my own “Positive Thinking” journal

68. Learn about the history of NC with kids through books

69. Adopt a family at Christmas

70. Get my palm read

71. Join a pool league

72. Do breathing exercises every morning for a week (and keep it up!)

73. Read 5 magazines that are new to me

Weight Watchers Magazine 1/10/2011

74. Make a change jar for me, Reece, and Betsy (and don’t spend it – at least mine)

75. Create a budget

76. Save at least $1000

77. Save at least $1500

78. Save at least $2000

79. Clean out, organize, and paint laundry room

80. Visit Asheboro Zoo

81. Ask 10 people to recommend a book, and read them all

The Help – Recommended by Many 1/10/2011

Room – By Emma Donoghue Recommended by my friend Laura 1/16

82. Actually USE all the resusable grocery bags I have for a month

83. Write my kids letters on their birthdays like my Dad does for me.

84. Give away at least 10 things on Freecycle

85. Put away $10.00 for every goal completed.

86. Attend a book signing with my kids

87. Shop at a Farmer’s Market 2x a month for 3 months

88. Grow huge sunflowers with my kids

89. Learn how to use my camera

90. Re-Read “Where the Red Fern Grows”

91. Buy a shredder and shred all old documents

92. Organize old documents, bills, etc

93. Make Salsa that tastes like Salsaritas salsa!

94. Collect and reuse rainwater

95. Listen to 101 songs by artists I have never heard before.

96. Participate in a “walk” for a cause

97. Cook 50 recipes from cookbooks or magazines I already own

Casaer Salad 1/25

98.  Create shadow boxes for my Dad

99. Complete 4 (or more) 1000+ piece puzzles

One Complete 1/5/2011

100. Blog about each task as I finish it.

101. Start a new 101 in 1001 List.

PHEW!!! That was hard…guess I better get busy now.. HAHA!

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