Although 2018 was a good year for me, I am definitely looking forward to 2019. Of course the biggest things I am looking forward to is the birth of my baby girl. She will be here in less than 2 weeks! Still in shock that I am going to be someone’s mom. Never saw that coming. Some other things I am looking forward to is becoming a better and faster runner, finally starting my business, and paying off most, if not all of my credit cards this year. Every year I like to make a bucket list. This year is no different. Some things on my bucket list are small things like learn to make cheesecake from scratch, while others will take more time and dedication in completing them, like running a half marathon (13.1 miles) in under 2 hours. Here is my bucket list for 2019.
Have a healthy baby girl
Take part in Meatless March
Write two blog posts a week
Read 50 books
Take Ayanna to Disneyland for her 5th birthday
LA County or OC Fair with my family
Go to Universal Studios during Grinchmas
Do 25 pushups nonstop
Run a half marathon (13.1 miles) in under 2 hours
Run a 5k race (3.1 miles) in under 25 minutes
Run 1 mile in 8 minutes
No Spend Challenge
Pay off at least 5 credit cards
Start a business
Learn to make cheesecake from scratch
Movies to Watch:
Toy Story 4
Will be adding more to the bucket list as the year goes on!
If you need some ideas for what do this month, keep reading! I found some fun things for you to do with your family, friends, significant other, or by yourself. Enjoy!
• Take part in Meatless March, no red meat, no poultry, and no seafood for 31 days!
• Visit Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm
• Celebrate St Patrick’s Day, dress in green and eat only green food!
• Plan a fun spring break, whether it’s a trip you’ve been wanting to go on or a staycation, make the best of it!
• Buy fruits and veggies that are in season, for example- apples, strawberries, oranges, carrots, spinach, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, to name a few!
• Visit a farmer’s market
• Spring clean your whole house, in with the new, out with the old!
• Have a picnic at the park
• Binge watch Netflix
• Go for a hike
• Try a new recipe with your family or significant other
I accomplished everything I wanted to in 2017, this year I have set more goals and things I’d like to achieve. Here are just a few things in my bucket list for 2018.
1. Run 500+ miles
2. Publish my first novel
3. Run a 5k in under 25 minutes
4. Run a 10k in under 55 minutes
5. Run a half marathon in under two hours
6. Run a marathon in under 4.5 hours
7. Read 100 books
8. Pay off my credit cards
9. Weigh at least 125 by the end of the year
10. Travel out of state at least twice
After many years at a community college (earning my AA degree) and many years at a university, I will finally be graduating this year and getting my bachelor’s degree in history! Before I am done with school forever, I would like to do a few things. Some might be simple and others might be harder to achieve. I have about two months to do these 🙂
1. Pull an all nighter √
2. Take pics with college landscapes
3. Decorate graduation cap
4. Attend a school sports event
5. Have an awesome spring break √
6. Go a week without using social media (March 20- March 26)
7. Go a week without watching tv, Netflix, hulu, etc (April)
8. Go vegetarian for a month (Meatless March) √
9. Clean my room and keep it clean for the rest of the school year
10. Dye my hair a different color √
Although I have never really struggled with my weight, I haven’t always been in the best shape. When I was going to community college, I did go to the gym 3-4 times a week, but never achieved my fitness goals. One group of people who I noticed seemed to be in good shape were runners. For the last three or four years, I kept putting “to run 3 times a week” on my annual bucket list, but I never did it. Until this year, that is.
In the past I have tried running, but it was too hard for me, I’d get pain in my sides, headaches, etc. So of course, I would just give up. I started going to the YMCA at the beginning of the year, in January. A few months into it, I started using the treadmill. At first, I would only walk. Then I started running. I started off by running for about 15-30 seconds and build up on that. Eventually, I could run 4 minutes or so, without stopping. I started thinking that maybe I should try running outside. I ran for like 15 minutes at first. It was hard, I had to walk a lot at first. But I continued to push myself even more. Right now, I am up to 3 miles! I don’t run the whole way yet, but I try to run at least 2 miles and walk 1 mile. Sometimes I even go uphill, which is even more challenging.
In approximately 5 weeks, I will be running in my first 5k ever! Really looking forward to it. Kind of nervous too, but I have been training for the last month or so. In total, I have signed up for 5 5k races this year. Three of them in October, one in November, and one in December. My only goal is to just finish the 5k races. As time goes on, I will be more concerned about the time, but for now I will be happy just finishing within the time limit they give us.