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Judith Van Atta Roenke. I am a Navy Submariner wife. Triathlete. I am the proud mommy of Henry the Fifth and Peter Tristum. Welcome to my Blog...

Saturday, January 03, 2015

101 Things in 1001 Days 2015

The Mission:
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 my part).
Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple goals such as New Year's resolutions. 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 or outdoor activities.

Some common goal setting tips:
1. Be decisive. Know exactly what you want, why you want it, and how you plan to achieve it.

2. Stay Focused. Any goal requires sustained focus from beginning to end. Constantly evaluate your progress.

3. Welcome Failure. Frequently, very little is learned from a venture that did not experience failure in some form. Failure presents the opportunity to learn and makes the success more worthy.

4. Write down your goals. It clarifies your thinking and reinforces your commitment.

5. Keep your goals in sight. Review them frequently, and ensure that they are always at the forefront of your thinking.

Start Date: January 3, 2015
Midpoint: May 17, 2016 (500 days)
End Date: September 30, 2017 (1001 days)

My List
Completed Goals in Green

001. Blog a post about each 101 (0/101)

Health and a Little Vanity
002. Run twice a week for 3 months to begin when PT allows (0/3)
003. Then run 3 times a week for 6 months (0/24)
004. Then run 4 times a week for 9 months (0/36)
005. Swim at least twice a week for 6 months (0/24)
006. Spin or cycle once weekly for 6 months (0/24)
007. Reach goal weight of 140 pounds and 21.3 BMI in 52 weeks (~1 lb per week)
008. Eat 4 fruits and veggies daily for 4 months (/120)
009. Log food diary daily on MyFitnessPal (0/1001)
010. Track what food/snacks I buy just for me 3 months (0/3)
011. Physical Therapy 6 times a week for 3 months (0/3)
012. Transition to Core Performance/ Dynamic stretching program 5 days per week for 6 months (0/24)
013. Shop at commissary 2/3 shopping trips for 3 months once move in July (0/3)
014. Take Turmeric every other day (500)

Competition, Athletics, Getting Outdoors
015. Go orienteering with our sons (3 times)
016. Find 15 Geocaches (0/15)
017. Compete in 7 sprint triathlons (0/7)
018.  Compete in 3 Olympic Triathlons (0/3)
019. Complete another Half Ironman (0/1)
020. Find running route from new home after move in July.
021. Go hiking with kids bi-monthly for 12 months (0/6)
022. Obtain sponsorship or ambassadorship from apparel company
023. Swim with Belugas

024. Make playdates for boys once bi-weekly (0/64)
025. Therapy with Henry 5 times per week for 6 months (0/24)
026.  Outdoor time with boys 5 days per week. (0/143)
027. Weekly state of the marriage meeting with husband (0/143)
028. Fill out the baby book
029. Teach my sons to swim by end of 2015
030. Potty Train Peter
031. Monthly family outing (zoo, parks, etc.) (0/32)
032. Get the rest of my stuff out of my parent’s basement
033. Help parents sell/donate excess tchotchkes by year end June 2016
034. Plan Parents 50th anniversary celebration (In progress Feb 2015)
035. Family game night every other week (0/70)
036. Play a board game with husband each week (0/143)

Mental Health and Mental Floss
037. Update vision board yearly (0/3)
038. Finish reading the books in my pile o’ books on the nightstand. 1 per month. (0/12)
039. Keep a gratitude journal daily (0/572)
040. Meditate at least 15 minutes per day for 3 months (0/3)
041. Start my day with yoga/PT/meditation instead of turning on the TV, and make this a habit for 2 months (0/2)
042. Post my blog once a week for 25 weeks (3/25)
043. Take a photography class
044. Use the library for 1 out of 3 books I think I want to buy
045. Take 5 CEU courses (0/5)
046. Intern or volunteer at Sports Medicine Clinic to get experience beginning after move
047. Use Vine and Instagram once monthly for 6 months (0/6)
048. Learn to use Photoshop

Sewing and Crafting
049. Bibs and Burps for Andrew (0/3)
050. Craft with kid at least once a month (0/34)
051. Sew 10 quilts for CHKD (one every 2 months) (0/10)
052. Complete wedding scrapbooks
053. Complete travel scrapbooks
054. Finish mending pile in sewing room
055. Make a pin cushion with silica sand and wool
056. Organize vintage button collection
057. Embroider 6 tea towels (0/6)
058. Learn to crochet amigurumi
059. Make headbands

House and Home
060. Clean kitchen weekly (0/143)
061. Clean out fridge every other month (0/16)
062. recycle boxes in basement
063. re-frame Henry space pictures
064. Frame kids school photos
065. clean bathrooms weekly (0/143)
066. clean antique couch upholstry
067. Print travel photos to frame
068. Mop the kitchen once a week for 1 month (0/4)
069. Reupholster 2 office chairs (0/2)
070. Finish the Hurricane Kit when move in July
071. Sell/Donate small kids clothes
072. Freecycle, donate, sell or otherwise get rid of at least 2 items per month. (0/32)
073. ThredUp, Tradesy, consign nicer clothes by July 2015

Be a Better Human
074. Donate to NPR
075. Donate to SPCA
076. Donate to American Red Cross
077. Donate to CHKD
078. Donate to American Heart Association
079. Donate to La Leche League
080. Volunteer at Henry’s school every other month (0/70)
081. Volunteer Peter’s classroom every other month (0/70)
082. Use reusable shopping bags at least 75% of the time for 3 months (0/3)

Travel to Exotic or Ho Hum places
083. Go fabric shopping at Tomato in Japan
084. Go to Australia
085. Visit Charles and Robin in Colorado for bike fit
086. Visit Jim, Heidi and kids
087. Boys and I will ride the train to Maryland to see my parents
088. Boys and I will ride the train to New York to see my in-laws
089. Go to NYC garment district and SOHO to shop my favorite stores

Shop or Obtain by any (legal) means
090. New road bike with aerobars or triathlon bike or both
091. Dining room table and chairs
092. Choose a silver pattern that coordinates with forks
093. Piano from parents
094. Larger dresser for Peter once potty trained
095. Buy Art from local artist in Hampton Roads
096. eshakti dress with discount code

Cooking for the Gourmet and Every Day
097. Cook a vegetarian/vegan meal once a week (0/143)
098. Make 4 recipes with miso in my fridge (0/4)
099. Cook from one of my cookbooks 2 times per month (0/64)
100. Make health shake for Peter every other day (0/500)
101. Finish organizing my recipes

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