Monday, February 20, 2012

30 Million Day Blog Challenge #9: Short term goals for this month and why.

The next prompt in my 30 (million) day blog challenge: Short term goals for this month and why.

I started this post back in January, but never finished.  So my first short term goal for the remaining nine days in February is to finish this post.

My second short term goal for what is left of February is to make it through the hellish month that is February.  The weather has been strangely cooperative.  February is easier to deal with when the daytime highs are in the low 40's (Fahrenheit).

My third short term goal for February is to go back to the gym.  The gym I've been paying for since November 2011 that I've neglected to frequent for the past eight or nine months.

You see, sometime early last spring I gave up on going to the gym.  My gym has free childcare, which I couldn't take advantage of because Toddler refused to be torn from my side.  I'd drop her off kicking and screaming, and 15 minutes later I'd hear my name called over the loudspeaker to come retrieve my inconsolable child.  "Don't worry," they said. "Just keep bringing her back, she'll get used to it."

I tried that.

They lied.

That meant I had to go to the gym at night, relinquishing the few hours of family time we have when Husband comes home and/or alone time I have with Husband after the kids are asleep.  But I'm tired of paying $45 a month to continue my inability to climb stairs without being winded. So I've decided to give the gym another try. Today, at exactly 9:13 am, I brought Toddler to the childcare room.  She walked in a bit confused, but soon made a bee line to some toy cars with nary a look back.  I got to work out for one glorious hour on my own terms, without having my name broadcast for all to hear.

My final short term goal for February is to finish a short story I've been writing.  I enjoy starting creative writing projects, but rarely finish them.  And by rarely, I mean never.   This also explains why I have a bevy of two-sentence blog posts waiting to be finished.

And to keep things realistic, here are some more goals for this month:  Eat. Breathe. Sleep. Wake.

Now those are some goals I can manage!  Basic existence for the win!


Lindsay Schultz said...

We have a gym with daycare I've been thinking of joining and I just don't know if I'll use it. I'm so glad toddler is cooperating!

Angela@BeggingTheAnswer said...

@Lindsay - give it a try! It'll give him a chance to socialize with other kids.

Betty Fokker said...

My eldest was toddler velcro ... I feel your pain. It will get better!

Angela@BeggingTheAnswer said...

@Betty - It was such a relief that she took to the childcare at the gym. I'm going back tomorrow so hopefully she'll go for it again.

Lizbeth said...

How is she doing at the gym? Still good? Gawd, I hope so.

And February is the worst month ever. EVER. We have one week to go. One week!!!

Angela@BeggingTheAnswer said...

@Lizbeth - she's now running a fever, so I haven't been able to try a second time yet. Hopefully she'll be feeling better tomorrow so we can see how it goes.

Marianna Annadanna said...

Good goals! I haven't been going to gym either. SUCKS.