Wednesday, April 1, 2009


I recently decided to start doing a few new things. The list is not very long, but it basically amounts to a complete 180 from my current lifestyle. These things will require quite a bit of effort and self-discipline on my part as they are all things that I either don't like to do and/or things that I am just not particularly good at. So here they are:

1. Writing

This is one of those things that I am just not good at, which also makes me not like it. But I have a family and friends who would probably like to hear from me once in a while. Of course I also have a blog that I should make better use of. And finally, Mandy and I have decided to become an author and that clearly will involve some writing.

2. Exercising

I have a fairly severe aversion to exercise in general and running in particular, but as I am now participating in Joda's Twilight 5k Progressive Marathon challenge (try saying that 5 times fast) with the ultimate goal of actually "running" a 5k, now seems like a good time to start exercising at all. I am also supposed to be in the midst of a Biggest Loser competition. Exercising would probably help.

3. Becoming a morning person

This one may well be impossible. I am going to attempt to change something about myself that is probably innate. I don't know if I buy into the theory that you can train yourself to be a morning person. I have always loved sleep and I have never been a morning person. Case in point: less than a month after I was born, I slept for over 10 hours straight and scared my mom to death. So why am I even trying to attempt this? I just want to see if I can. I know that is not a very good reason, but since I am already making some other changes in my life, why not this one too.

Note: Mandy and I have also decided to become a modern artist, but that does not make the list because I don't foresee it requiring much effort and I expect that we will be great at it.

*This is not an April fool's joke :)


marie said...

It's always good to have goals! I share one of yours. I'd like to become a morning person too!

My goal is to wake up at 6:00AM ~ do you want me to call you? : )

Seriously ~ we can pray for each other in this area!!

I suppose I should get off my laptop since I want to wake up in less than six hours!

Regina said...

Oddly enough, these are three areas that I've also tried to work on recently.

1) I'm trying to be faithful with blogging.
2) I think I've made some good progress with my running habit, but now I think I need to add something more. Nutrition has to be the missing piece in my "Biggest Loser" puzzle.
3) Believe it or not, mornings can come early for morning people too. I think the secret here is giving yourself the permission to go to bed early so you can actually get enough sleep to function. (Of course, I don't know if waking up early makes you a morning person.)

I guess all that rambling to say, I am here to support you and encourage you in your "180."

You can do it!

Mandy said...

I'm excited that you decided to participate in the 5K. I know how much you hate running, but maybe you won't hate it (and exercising in general) when you accomplish this goal. And don't forget the whole herd will be there too!

Good luck with the morning thing. I can definitely empathize with this one.

Oh, and you're right our career as a modern artist won't require much effort at all. The writing, on the other hand, might be a bit harder. When do we start?


Marie - I can't promise that I will answer, but you can definitely give me a call :) And I will surely pray for you!

Regina - Thanks for the support! And you are right, even if I do start waking up early, I probably will still not be a morning person :)

Mandy - I hope you are right about the exercise. And we should start our book as soon as possible since it will probably take a while :)