31 Day Blog Challenge

As part of my New Year’s resolutions I wanted to start a blog. My first and only post on was December 31, 2016. Considering my goal is to write one blog post per day I am falling behind, about 3 blog posts behind. Yikes!

New plan! For those of us who are fluent in the world of Pinterest I found quite a few blog challenges and have since decided that doing one of these might actually help me to write at least one blog post per day. The one I found is a 31-Day Blog Challenge and it is all about the blogger! So for the next 31 days you get to read all about me! Doesn’t that sound exciting!?

Perhaps in the future I will find blog challenge more about the things around me rather than about me.

Just to give  you a little insight of what  you can expect over the next 31 days here is a run down on what I will be writing about:

1- Introduction

2- 20 facts about me

3- Meaning of my blog name

4- Earliest childhood memory

5- My guilty pleasure

6- 3 personality traits I am proud of

7- 10 favorite foods

8- Old photo of me

9- Piercings and tattoos?

10- First celebrity crush

11- Most proud moment

12- If I won the lottery…

13- Favorite quote

14- What is in my handbag?

15- Timeline of my day

16- Dream job

17- Favorite childhood book

18- What am I afraid of?

19- My worst habits

20- Where I want to be in 10 years

21- Something I miss

22- 10 favorite songs

23- Pet peeves

24- A difficult time in my life

25- Best physical features

26- 5 favorite blogs

27- What makes me feel better, always

28- Last time I cried

29- Top things on my bucket list

30- Favorite comfort food

31- Weird quirk of mine

 

So there you have it! What to expect of me in the next 31 days! I will start with my introduction blog post later on tonight and continue after that. I need to get motivation to keep writing blog post every day and I hope this will motivate me enough!

On a side note: One of my New Year’s resolutions was to become a runner. That is going very well! On January 1st and 2nd I managed to walk 3 miles on my treadmill at home and last night I walked 1 and 1/2 miles on my treadmill. I plan on walking 1 and 1/2 miles to 3 miles per day in order to increase my stamina. After a month of walking every day I will work on increasing speed and length of time.

 

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I will become a runner! Even if I end up looking like her!

 

~Steph

New Year’s Resolutions…

Many people make New Year’s Resolutions. In fact, 45% of people make a New Year’s resolution but only 8% of that 45% actually succeed in keeping their New Year’s Resolution. I can honestly say, I have NEVER been able to keep a resolution! I get so discouraged if I fail even once then I stop altogether. I think that is the problem for most people. They make a resolution but if they fail even once they think they should just give up. For New Year’s 2016 I did not even make a New Year’s Resolution. This year….it is going to be different!

I have recently watched a video and have gotten an idea of how to stick with my New Year’s resolutions. Although one of the things listed said not to have multiple resolutions but we will see how it pans out for me!

This is what the video suggested:

  • Take one New Year’s Resolution at a time, you do not want to burn yourself out with too many changes at once
  • Get specific and use SMART Goals. Smart goals really help to keep your resolutions attainable. I will get more into SMART goals in a later post.
  • Anticipate failure. Anticipating failure can help you know that it will come and it will help you to refocus and recommit to the resolution over and over again.

Now, I have multiple resolutions but they really coincide with each other. I believe that I will be able to accomplish all of these within the next 365 days.

Here are my resolutions:

  • Become a runner
  • Learn how to play the ocarina
  • Strength train 2 times per week
  • Honors list both terms
  • Get outside more
  • Complete a 90-day challenge
  • Write short stories or poems
  • Start a blog (Hey! I am ahead on this one!)
  • Broaden my vocabulary
  • Get my conceal carry license

This list is quite extensive but some of the resolutions go hand in hand with each other. I need to be more specific on each of these goals but I have an idea of where I want to go. I have goals on my first and third resolutions in that I will start those two tomorrow. Becoming a runner starts out with walking. I will post my SMART goals for each of these resolutions in the next post but I think you get the idea. I made it a point to not have all exercise or losing weight resolutions. This year is about me being the absolute best I can be for myself and for my family.

Good luck on your resolutions this upcoming year!

Happy New Years!

~Stephanie

     

 

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