I think one of my biggest issues with these monthly challenges right now is that I feel a little overwhelmed. Sure, I have some of the bigger challenges under control, like not drinking coke or buying clothes. But I get frustrated with some of the short-term challenges. As such, I’m scaling back a little so I can push myself harder on one or two challenges, rather than spreading myself thin.
So, the goals:
1. Research Grad Schools. I’m aiming to research another four grad schools this month. And I mean actually research them, rather than say I’ll do it and completely forget. And to hold myself to this standard, I will be posting about the Grad School of the Week each Tuesday night.
2. Exercise Regimen. This is hard, because I don’t generally exercise, which makes coming up with a plan…challenging at best. To add to the difficulty, I have two jobs which mean I go to work either between 9-10am or 12pm. I am more likely to succeed when I have a schedule, so here’s my idea:
Tues, Thurs, and Sat: If work begins in the morning, I will do sit ups, crunches, and planks. If work begins at noon, I will get up an hour early and go running.
If I manage to swing a day completely off, no matter what day it falls on, I will run in the morning (before 11am) and do sit ups, crunches, and planks in the evening.
3. Dance Focus: Always keep my elbow in sight. For whatever reason, I have always been bad at this. Thus, I’m going to work on it. The biggest difficulty here is that I am limited to practicing this when the lead chooses to lead a turn which potentially compromises the location of my elbow; in other words, I cannot choose to practice without anticipating the move (i.e., going up to a guy and asking him to lead a particular move does not necessarily help train my reaction). As such, I may not improve on this as much as I would want. Now if only I can get guys to read this and plan on secretly plan on testing me on the dance floor so that I am extra challenged this month… (hint, hint).