Project 36: My 36 Goals for the Year

I’m a dreamer or maybe I’m a visionary.  I have lots of great ideas and big dreams, but without specific, tangible goals, nothing ever happens.  I know that about myself.  The years that I have set goals, posted them on the internet for the world to see, and placed them on my wall above my desk to daily remind me of what I’m striving for are the years that I’ve been successful in accomplishing things.  When I haven’t set goals, or they haven’t been specific, I’ve found myself further away from my goals at the end of the year than at the beginning of the year.

This year has been an exception to that rule.  I set some pretty specific goals for 2012 only to spend every week so far of this year with horrible, debilitating vertigo.  I could barely make it through the day.  I felt like I was going through life in a fog.  Simple tasks took 3 times as long as they normally would.   I wasn’t able to exercise at all and I gained a ton of weight. Needless to say, I’m so far away from so many of my goals that they’re not even relevant!

Thankfully, last week I was able to see a specialist in Massachusetts about my vertigo and for the first time this year, I’m feeling pretty normal! Woohoo!  This also happened to all coincide with my 36th birthday.

So in honor of my 36th birthday and my desire to reach some amazing goals this year, I’m launching Project 36…my own personal set of goals for the 36th year of my life!

Since I do best when I share my goals, I’m sharing them all with you! I even created a notebook this morning with all of my goals and forms to track my progress.

If you have suggestions as to how I can reach my goals, I’d love to hear them!

1. Make my bed 36 days in a row. Completed 9/12/2012 Woohoo! I’ve turned this into a habit!
2. Walk or walk/jog for at least 36 minutes, 36 days in a row.
3. Go on 36 dates with my hubby.
4. Make a realistic to-do list and accomplish it 36 days.
5. Do 36 fun things with my family.
6. Take 36 good pictures of my daughter Amina.
7. Take 36 good pictures of my daughter Khrystyna.
8. Take 36 good pictures of my husband Fred.
9. Get family photos taken before I’m no longer 36. :)
10. Do T-Tapp Basic Workout Plus 36 times. Completed 10/29 Need to start doing this regularly again.
11. Do T-Tapp Total Workout 36 times.
12. Do Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred 36 times.
13. Try 36 new recipes.
14. Memorize 36 Bible Verses.
15. Make a 36 day menu plan.
16. Do 36 days of C25K. (This will allow me to repeat weeks if necessary).
17. Do 36 consecutive days of clean eating. (no gluten or sugar)
18. Complete a 5k in under 36 minutes.
19. Do 36 consecutive days of at least 36 minutes of exercise.
20. Lose 36 pounds.
21. Lose another 36 pounds.
22. Lose yet another 36 pounds.
23. Read 36 books.
24. Jog 36 miles in 1 week.
25. Do 36 Random Acts of Kindness.
26. Send 36 Snail Mail Cards.
27. Do 36 “man pushups” in a row.
28. Take 36 walks with friends.
29. Play piano for 36 minutes on 36 days.
30. Get rid of 36 pieces of clothing (and socks don’t count).
31. Do 36 craft projects.
32. Save an extra $3600.
33. Take at least 36 pictures of myself in various outfits as I lose weight.
34. Call, write, or visit with my grandma 36 times.
35. Watch 36 hours of TV or movies (I don’t watch TV and I rarely watch movies, but I thought this would be a good way to unwind).
36. Spend 36 minutes doing non-blog writing on 36 different days.

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