With just over two months to go until my 34th (eek!) birthday, I decided to take a look at my 33 While 33 List. I made a similar list when I was 32 and was definitely a little farther along by this point last year. But, I’m not really too bummed about this. It’s been a crazy year complete with moving across the country and building a new career- all of which took up quite a bit of time!
Looking over the list, I know that there are some items that I will definitely be able to check off in the next two months, and others that will just have to wait until some time in the future. My most recent item that I’ve checked off is #6: going bowling!
(Photo courtesy of my homegirl)
Other recent items that I’ve been able to check off the list include taking one of the dogs on a day trip (I took Jackson out to Boulder and for a long hike)
and taking a new fitness class (I’m counting Dance Walk for this one!).
I’m still trying to take one other new-to-me class soon (I’ve been wanting to try Barre forever!)- hopefully within the next two months. Since it’s turning colder and snowing more often, I’ll have less of my free time taken up by going hiking, so I really have no excuse!
Let’s see what I still have left on the list:
3. Become a certified lifestyle and weight management specialist
I’m pretty embarrassed that I haven’t done this yet! I just have to sit my butt down and devote a solid week to studying and re-reading the material and take the friggin’ exam. I’ve been way too distracted by the playground that is Colorado to spend much time sitting down, period! I’m really hoping to get this one done by February.
7. Run some kind of “theme” race
Technically, I can (kind of) check this one off, because I ran the Bolder Boulder. I had it in my mind that I was going to do some kind of mud race and really wanted to do the Warrior Dash, but it was sold out by the time I went to register. A mud race will probably have to wait until next year. There is an ugly sweater 5k coming up later this month though…
8. Learn how to snowshoe or XC ski
I will definitely check this one off! I don’t think I’ll be cross country skiing (because I definitely can’t be buying yet another set of boots and more equipment) but I did pick up some snowshoes- and I plan to use them asap!
9. Read one book a month
I’ve read a few books this year… but not one each month (that sounds so bad). I’m horrible at sticking with a book and have a hard time sitting still long enough to focus. It’s amazing that I wasn’t ever diagnosed with ADD….
10. Do something that scares me
12. Throw together a surprise romantic event for my husband
I may or may not be able to do this- but if I was, I certainly wouldn’t share it on here beforehand. Husband reads my blog (hi, Greg!)!
13. See the sun rise and set somewhere amazing
Seeing the sun rise and set anywhere in Colorado is amazing, so technically I could check this off. I guess I was thinking in terms of on a great hike or somewhere else out more fantastic…
14. Take a relaxing vacation
This might happen. I’ll talk about it more a little further down (because it ties in with another item on the list!)
15. Try a new type of food/cuisine
I should definitely be able to check this one off! The challenge is figuring out a cuisine that I haven’t tried yet!
16. Figure out how to lose the weight I’ve put on over the last two years and get rid of it for good!
Ummm… not so much. I’ve put on a few lbs. since moving here, but am (very) slowly chipping away at them…
18. Make 5 Pinterest crafts
With it being Christmastime and all, I should definitely be able to check this one off the list! If anyone has any simple DIY projects to share via Pinterest, please share!
19. Create a “focus on” section for the blog
Probably not going to happen.
20. Join an adult skee-ball league
I wish! I haven’t heard of any- but if I do, I’ll be there!
21. Start foam-rolling regularly
I go in phases. I’ll be really good for a few days and then skip foam-rolling for a week or two entirely. At least I’m back to getting deep-tissue every two weeks now. My muscles definitely need that recovery!
22. Make sauerkraut
Paige and I have talked about planning a “sauerkraut making day” soon. She knows how to make it (which is apparently really easy) and it would be more fun to make a little party out of it!
25. Do something about my cd collection (which is currently just sitting in Rubbermaid bins)
This will definitely not be happening. My cd collection is amongst the many boxes in my garage and basement that will remain packed until we move again next spring!
27. Ride along Vail Pass and kayak in Lake Dillon.
I wanted to do this particular bike ride/kayak because that’s where/how Greg and I got engaged. We did take our bikes out to Summit County last month and ride along part of the same route though!
31. Visit all parents in all three states.
Hopefully we’ll be able to check off two out of three. I’ve already been back to Maryland twice to visit my parents and we’re hoping to visit Greg’s mom and stepdad in Florida (which would be a “relaxing” vacation) next month (and hopefully I won’t get sick this time!). Boston will probably have to wait until spring though- neither of us have much desire to travel to New England during the winter months (brrrr!).
32. Get dressed up really nice to go somewhere (even if it’s just to dinner).
Again, this should be very easy to do. It’s pretty said that “dressing up” to me means changing out of my yoga crops and putting on jeans.
33. Go fly-fishing.
I don’t see myself going fly fishing in the winter, but definitely want to go in the spring or summer next year!
As you can see, there are still a lot of items to be checked off. I’ll be happy to mark through at least a few more and the rest will just have to wait!
What are some of the goals you hope to accomplish this year?