Thursday, November 04, 2010

3 Before 30

So, I was thinking.

In less than a year I'll be turning 30.

Now, I have three kids and a minivan, so the whole leaving-my-twenties thing is really not a big game changer for me. My care-free days are long gone :) But that doesn't mean that it isn't still a big milestone. I want to make turning 30 a Big Deal. A Good Big Deal.

I love birthdays anyway, but I would love to be able to ring in 30 on top of my game. I would like to accomplish 3 things that have eluded me the past few years and turn 30 shaking my fist at them in victory. It would be much cooler to do the "30 Before 30" thing, but I know myself better than that and I will completely forget to do half of them. I'm barely hanging on to my 101 in 1001 deal and I fear I'll throw myself completely off the edge if I try for much more. And like I said, this needs to be a fist shaking thing with much victory. So, I'm sticking with 3.

My Things, They Are Threefold:

1. Hit My Married Weight. I would love to be super transparent here and actually give you all "the number" but shoot no, I'm not doing that. A girl must keep some secrets. Suffice to say, it's about 15 pounds less than what I weigh now. That's not too bad, and I'm pleased with what I weigh now, but I would really like to hit that Married Weight and shake my fist at it. Apparently, there will be much fist shaking in the coming months. And how will I accomplish this? Glad you asked, Pinky. I'll be running, just like I've been running. Well, just like I WAS running - LOL. Summer in Texas got crazy hot so I stayed inside claiming to myself I would "do yoga" during naptime. What I actually did was "do snacking and napping" during naptime. So, instead of me only having to lose 10 pounds, I now need to lose 15 :) So, back to my regular runs and maybe laying off the second helping of desserts. After New Year's. No need to rob the present for the future, right?

2. Finish David McCullough's John Adams. I bought this book TEN years ago, people. TEN. I have read and reread the first chapter about a billion times and for some reason I just can't find the mental stamina to keep going. I finally got about a quarter of the way through over a long car trip last month and now I need to shake my fist at that sucker (oh, I sense a major over use of "fist shaking" in my vocabulary). The part I have read is phenomenal, now I'm going to close the deal.

3. Finish Painting. I know, rather mundane. However, I do love my melted butter yellow kitchen and I know that I will love the rest of my home even more once I complete the job. It won't take long to paint the office and the living room and the entryway, but it will take some concentrated effort. Good thing I've got some motivation. And what better way to ring in my 30's with a freshly painted interior?

So there you have it, my 3 Before 30. I find these to be very accomplishable (I know that's not a word, just roll with me) and I plan to take a victory picture on my 30th birthday at *coughcough* pounds, holding the completed John Adams in my butter yellow living room :)

It's a date.


Tiffany said...

I'd say that in order to achieve goal number one, you should just transition your fist-shaking into shaking something else -- and those fifteen pounds should melt right off!

Jennifer said...

You can do it! I think you and LB should have a MASSIVE turning 30 party, and I want to help plan and decorate and cook and yada yada!

E.T.'s Mom said...

I love it! Can't wait to see the finished product.