Project Me 2014: Goals for January

My goals for 2014 have been published and they include:

  • Achieve a healthy Body Mass Index by weighing 140 or fewer pounds,
  • A waist circumference measurement of 30 inches or less,
  • Body fat between 23 and 33%,
  • Complete a 10K event in 75 minutes or less,
  • Park both cars in our garage at the same time

So, will I work on for the next 16 days?

  1. Re-do the Up & Running 5K course that I started (then stopped) last year – I just started Week 3 of the (8-week) course yesterday and am optimistic that I’ll be able to finish this time. My running is faster and smoother than it was when I tried it last year, although I still have trouble with the breathing part.
  2. Concentrate on clearing out one quarter of the garage, both of us, for 15 minutes each weekend – We have lived in this house, or I have, for not quite six years now and there are still boxes packed from when we/I moved. That’s my part of this mess, along with all of my paraphernalia from my stint as a Stella & Dot stylist last year. TCB is a packrat and also incredibly messy/not detail oriented. He’s got boxes of American Legion stuff that needs to be dealt with as well as just scraps of paper, bits of plastic, etc, plus miscellaneous junk we haven’t used since he got home from Japan in 2009 and won’t ever use, no matter how much we think we might one day. His poor car can’t ever get into the garage so he has to wander like a demented nomad at night when he gets home just to find a place to park. We have a two-car garage and we will be able to park two cars in there before the end of the day on December 31st! By spending just 15 minutes each weekend between now and then, that’s nearly 13 hours for each of us to dedicate to this endeavor, hopefully without getting completely overwhelmed before we’ve started.
this is so embarrassing!
this is so embarrassing!


Someone please make me feel better and tell me about your own, shameful hoarding/clutter bug ways?

8 thoughts on “Project Me 2014: Goals for January”

  1. Don’t feel bad about only having room for 1 car; many of my neighbors don’t have room for any cars in their two car garage. We have a one car garage and it houses a car. 🙂

    1. Hi Kay Lynn,

      Most of my neighbors are not much better off than we are but it’s still just embarrassing. I’ll feel so accomplished when I can post a clear, clean picture of my beautiful garage, too! 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by,

  2. I’ve been married for 22 years and we have never parked a car in the garage. Even though my husband insists that we need a 2-car garage or bigger. Obviously, his idea of what a garage is used for has nothing to do with parking cars.

    Great goals!

  3. Nope, can’t help you with embarrassing admissions of keeping useless stuff … well, there are those carousels of slides from our 1983 honeymoon, many of which are blurry photos taken through the bus window … some day we’ll go through these. And, we plan to move to a smaller place within 2-3 years, so we do need to make hard decisions and dispose of “stuff”. So I want to thank you for the idea of a method – that of spending just small chunks of time, on a schedule, so that it does indeed get done. Superb idea, thanks a bunch!

    1. Hi Taylor,

      I’ve read about the “focus on one thing for a short period of time rather than trying to tackle everything at once” technique so many times and always wanted to try it, so I can’t take credit for the idea but I’m glad if it can help you along the way, too. (And who doesn’t have trays of slides or boxes of pictures from 1983 stashed away somewhere?)

      Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Thank you for creating a Project Me, setting goals, and then reporting back. You have motivated me into setting my goals for 2014 – suspiciously similar to your 2013 goals.

    1. Hi Tacky,

      Glad to have been helpful on your journey to better health & happiness – it can be a tough road sometimes but the scenery is gorgeous and you can’t beat the places you’ll go! Let me know how it goes and if I can be of help at any point.


      p.s. LOVE your username – clever.

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