Monday, April 29, 2013

#Project30Days: May

I am officially declaring my first #project30days a success!! I have learned so much about myself this month by doing this, and I am already looking forward to beginning another 30 days.

I was thinking this morning about what my projects for May would be. A couple were very easy.

1.  Make my bed every day. 

I'm not really a bed-making kind of person. I'm definitely in the I'm-just-going-to-get-back-in-so-why-bother camp, but I was struck last week by the feeling I got when I completed just one small chore before the boys got up. I also read here that making your bed helps you to be more productive and also boosts happiness. I could use some more of those for sure. So, starting on May 1, I will have a made bed every day for 30 days.

2.  Take a picture a day.

This is something I've been wanting to do for a while, and now that I have Instagram on my phone, I really have no excuse. I think the hardest part of this project will be to just remember, especially at the beginning. Hopefully I won't have a ton of pictures of my living room at night! LOL!

The last one I chose is not one that I am particularly looking forward to. The thought came to me this morning as I was thinking about this and as soon as it popped into my head I immediately dismissed it. NO WAY! Then I realized if I was that reluctant to try it, there is probably a VERY good reason for me to do it.

3. Do not weigh myself.

So I realize this is about NOT doing something for a month instead of doing something for a month, but it is just something I need to do. I'm pretty sure there is no time in the past 5 years that I have gone longer than a week without weighing myself. These days I get on the scale daily. I tell myself I do it to hold myself accountable, but the more I think about it, the more I realize I just have an unhealthy relationship with the number on the scale. Why does the number matter if I know I am eating right and exercising? I am taking a stand right here and now and saying that my health and fitness will not be determined by a number. This will be a particularly hard month to do it because I have Rev3Quassy the first weekend in June. I'm actually not worried at all about gaining weight, I am just scared to NOT KNOW!!

So there it is. I plan on continuing my daily reflection and early rising although I may sleep late one day a week! I also plan on posting a lot to the blog, but probably not every day. There are just some days I really don't have much to say. Can you believe it?

One of the best things to come out of #project30days is the community. There are quite a few of us on twitter and I am considering creating a facebook page for those of you not cool enough to have a twitter handle yet (don't worry, I still love you!).

Are you ready to dive in? May 1st is a beautiful day to start something new!


  1. This is awesome! I love the idea of picking something for a month. Guess I have one day to think about it :).

    Maybe photo every day :) maybe dedicated stretching/use of foam roller/stick...I'm a terrible stretcher!

  2. I am in the same boat for making the bed! The hard part is when you are not the last one up! I am going to borrow that one from you! Good ideas!

  3. Concerning weighing yourself: I think every scale used by us consumers is inherently variable and inaccurate, so it doesn't pay to be too obsessive about it. I once weighed my self before and after masters swim(on a supposedly accurate balance scale) and found that I had gained 2 pounds by doing a tough work out. Either the scale was wrong or I swallowed a lot of water.


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