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New Beginnings #12


To remind you of the way this works, here’s how to play:

First — post your list of New Years’ Resolutions in a post at your blog (or in the comments here, if you don’t have a blog).

Second — every week, on Wednesday, write a new post about how you’re doing with each of your goals … you’ll have to list them, again, each week, as people won’t remember what you’re working towards, otherwise. Be brief in your updates, as there may be several blogs to visit! ((come give a quick update here at Should Be Reading, if you don’t have a blog)).

Third — after you’ve written your update, come back to Should Be Reading, and share your link so that we –the other New Beginnings participants– can stop by your blog and encourage you!

Important! … It would be absolutely great if you could visit at least ONE other participant’s blog  on Wednesdays and leave a comment on their post to share some encouragement for their efforts! Show your support! That’s what this event is all about — standing by each other to finally reach our goals!

1. Health and Fitness
o   Get down to size 12 (currently at 16).  Same here.
o   Try three new recipes per month (one of which will be vegetarian). I tried a new salmon recipe on Sunday from the new Clean Eating magazine. It was just a regular baked salmon, but had a corn and red pepper saute and black bean salsa. Turned out pretty good.  
o   Hit the gym four days per week.  Not done this week. I went Monday, but had just a light workout as I hurt my right foot sometime over the weekend, I skipped yesterday for a mani, and I’m meeting with the landscaper tonight. I'll be going tomorrow night, but that'll be it for the week.

2. Writing  Not really working on this one as written right now. I signed up for Script Frenzy and am currently writing a graphic novel, so I guess that counts kinda-sorta, right?
o   Write 1st draft of book 1 of Falcon's Gate Trilogy. 
o   Write 1st draft of book 2 of Falcon's Gate Trilogy during NaNoWriMo. Begins November 1st and continues through November 30th. 
o   Write some poetry.

3. Photography
o   Take more artistic photos. I took some pictures of my beautiful Midas Touch rose on Saturday.
o   Spend more time composing photos rather than just “point and shoot”. See above.
o   Go "old school": take some pictures using film with manual 35mm camera. Nothing here.
4. Homefront
o   Organize stuff. Nothing done here.
o   Reduce clutter. Nothing new here.
o   Work on landscaping project(s). The backyard is basically done now. I’m meeting Daniel from Madrone Landscaping this evening to go over everything, but overall, I’m thrilled with it! Before and after pics to be posted soon!

5. Fun Stuff Nothing done on any of these yet.
o   Go to the beach more often.
o   Learn to surf (or at least body board).
o   Get new ink.