Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Take yourself seriously

Moxie is running a 60-day Take Yourself Seriously Challenge, and I'm trying my best to join. The premise is to choose three things you want to work on and commit to them for 60 days. I didn't read all of the comments, but it looked like a lot of people were (1) reducing their intake of high fructose corn syrup, (2) drinking more water, and (3) trying to have more sex. Yes, really. I'm sure J would like it if I added that last one to the list, but for now it's a much lower priority. Although, what does that say about the state of our marriage? I'll have to think about that. Anyway...

There are so many things I think I want to tackle, and then I get overwhelmed at the enormity of it all and accomplish nothing. So I'm trying to make these goals do-able to have a taste of success (I hope) and then add in additional goals in the NEXT 60 days (or whenever).

1. Start T-Tapp and do it regularly. I think that means a 4 day bootcamp and then every other day, but since I haven't started yet I'm not sure what schedule will end up working. But STARTING is the big thing.

2. Be more present with my kids more often. It's so easy for me to get caught up on the computer and just watch over them, rather than sitting down and being fully present. They're at a fabulous age and I don't want to miss it.

3. Get to bed earlier. Work on this bit by bit - I don't think we'll be able to change the habits we've slipped into overnight (ha ha), but bit by bit, work back to getting to bed by 10:30.

For future (so I don't forget):
- more veggies. Husband and kids are not so keen on them, so it's easy to let it slip by.
- focus on dissertation writing. Advisor is somewhat too relaxed, so motivation must all come from self. Motivation seems to have disappeared with arrival (19 months ago) of babies.
- reclaim my office. Which might help with the dissertation writing.
- get off the computer. Hey, wait, I think I'll try that now.


  1. sounds pretty impressive. I know what you mean about being present, I have hat problem too.

    Is T-tapp really all moxie cracks it up to be?

  2. Let us know how the T-tapp goes, I'm curious about it too.

    For me, I'm sticking to weight watchers, drinking more water, and getting our house clean enough to be able to hire a maid!

  3. I'm curious about T-Tapp, too.

    I have to stick closer to WW and, of course, have more sex.

  4. I'm curious about T-Tapp, too.

    I have to stick closer to WW and, of course, have more sex.

  5. Er...what's T-Tapp?

    I have the "present" problem, too--I guess that should be my #1. Then there's getting some kind of exercise and reconnecting with Jeff. As for sex...well, if I had a letter of the alphabet for every time we've had sex in the last two years, it wouldn't be enough to spell out any word longer than, say, "toddler." Or "newborn," for that matter. Just not on my radar screen, not even a tiny little green blip.


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