Monday, January 7, 2013

Goals of the Week

As you may have guessed from the oh-so-clever title of today's post, I'm talking about my weekly goals. I really need to come up with a more creative way to say I'm talking about my weekly goals. Maybe that should be one of my goals. I Googled "song titles containing the word goal"  and got nothing. Then I looked up Goal Songs, as in songs that are played when a certain team scores a goal. But that didn't really help. It did make me reminisce about my Alma Mater's school song, The Maine Stein Song (Drink, Drink, Drink!) because we sang that song a lot when our hockey team scored. Or the football team scored or whatever. Or, if you were a member of the University Singers, you sang it three times a day on tour. Plus at every other freaking concert you gave. Not that this has anything to do with anything else. It's just one of those happy, strange little detours that frequent my mind. 

Anyway, with that detour out of the way, let's get down to business. I talked last week about my goals for the year. Those goals then get broken up into monthly and weekly goals. But I won't blog about them all the time. Probably.

Here's what I'm going to accomplish this week:

1.  Work out at least three times this week. Each work out is to include 15 minutes of yoga, 15 minutes of strength training and a 30 minute run/walk.

2. Write a working draft of a back of the book blurb. No more jokey fake blurbs because "Buy this book; it'll make you cool!" is not going to cut it anymore.

3.  My closet is overflowing with jeans, many of which I no longer wear. Time to clear those out and put them into the "donate" pile.

4.  Get a freaking haircut. It's been put off long enough and it's time to do something about it.

And when I finish these four goals, I shall then treat myself to a delicious chocolate croissant and perhaps even a movie because I still have yet to see The Hobbit or Les Miserables. Shameful, I know, but I've been sick. Well, I'm still sick but I have given all the time over to being sick that I'm willing to give. I've got things to do and being isn't one of them.

This may work better in theory. But we'll find out.

One last thing before I sign off for the day... today is my sister's birthday. I was negligent and didn't get a card or anything else in the mail to her so I'm posting the following video in her honor... 


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  1. I haven't seen Les Mes yet either! I'll workout three times too, grab a croissant and then go see that movie ;)

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  2. Speaking of chocolate, you should make sure you check out my post for Monday (which will be up momentarily).

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  3. Good set of goals you've got; best of luck to you :) Good luck with your workout!

    Jamie

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  4. Good luck with this week's goals! I may need to write something similar to this to make sure I do everything that needs to be done!

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    1. Just don't forget the reward at the end of it all.

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  5. Happy Birthday to your sister! I think your goals look good for this week, and it's great to have exercise on there. And hope you're feeling better soon!

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    1. Thanks, Elise. I hope I'm feeling better soon too. It's killing my already too small sense of motivation.

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  6. Good luck with your highly admirable goals. I'll be interested to know what you think of "The Hobbit" once you finally get to see it.

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    1. I've heard interesting things about it but I'm trying to avoid all Hobbit talk until I have the chance to form my own opinion.

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  7. You can do all of those, MJ!
    And happy birthday to your sister.

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  8. I like the goal about rewarding yourself. I know I don't do enough of that. :)

    I'm torn about seeing Les Mis - I saw the play years ago on Broadway so I might just want to keep that in my mind instead. I'll see...

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    1. My sister and I saw it years ago on Broadway too. So, so good. But some of my Les Mis friends have seen the film multiple times and loved it so I'm feeling okay about it. They can't all be wrong, right?

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  9. Good luck with the blurb! Enjoy the croissant :-)

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    1. Thank you. I always do enjoy my croissants.

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  10. Wait, those blurbs you posted on Twitter were fake? I was totally ready to buy the book.

    But this post...that's way too much ambition this early in the morning. :)

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    1. It must have been the "buy this book. it probably won't be the worst things you've ever read" blurb that did it, right?

      If it helps with the ambition part, I wrote this post before I went to bed and then slept until noon because I didn't feel well. So I'm off to a rockin' good start here.

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  11. Because I'm ever-so-slightly OCD I must point out that you must have added a fourth goal after you wrote this post, because you say "After I finish these three goals." Alternately, you're going to reward yourself after you finish three of the goals. I vote for 1, 3, & 4 because they will make you feel as awesome as you are, and then 2 will come naturally, probably in the middle of meditating during an elaborate yoga pose.

    Also, when you publish your book, I would love to get an advance copy. (Happy to pay for it, or to buy one later, because dude seriously I don't need free things especially not from fellow struggling writers.) Anyway I am pretty sure it will be as awesome as you.

    I will continue to think of kitschy titles because there's nothing my subconscious likes better than a ridiculous be-titling challenge. In the meantime:
    Baby Steps
    Hurdles-o-the-Week
    Take It To The Limit (One More Time)
    I Can See All Obstacles In My Way
    Another Day, Another Destiny [In honor of the Les Miserables comment, and yes you really must see it.]

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    1. Yep, you're right. I did add that fourth goal late. I corrected the problem on my other blog but forgot this one. Thanks for pointing it out. I shall be sure to correct it immediately. Unless I somehow forget in between the writing of this comment and whatever shiny happens by next.

      Thank you, very much, for the title suggestions. I'm definitely going to make use of those. But don't worry, you'll get all the credit. =)

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    2. I assumed that was most likely the case, but I preferred the alternate explanation.

      Unfortunately, I now have those songs stuck in my head in a rather horrifying medley.

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    3. If I accomplish three out of four goals, I only get half a chocolate croissant and have to leave after the coming attractions at a showing of The Hobbit and/or Les Mis.

      I've had those songs in my head today too. But every time I get to the Les Mis number, I completely spiral off into the rest of the musical. Not that I'm complaining.

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  12. Aw, both of those movies are so good!! See them both! :)

    Good luck with your goals this week!

    Jo
    In Which We Start Anew

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    1. If I complete all goals and take the donate pile to the Goodwill, I will see both movies.

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  13. I know what you mean about putting off haircuts. I go months...

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    1. I'm a little ashamed I had to list it as a goal. And what's worse is that's the one I'll most likely not accomplish. But if I have a workable blurb draft, I'll survive.

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  14. Those sound doable. Good luck! Enjoy your movie, too.

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  15. Great goals. I haven't seen either of those movies either. Wondering if I can drag my hubby along to at least one of them.

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    1. I can get my significant other to go to The Hobbit but not Les Mis. He knows I'll just sing through the whole thing.

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  16. Yeah, get a haircut you hippy! LOL.

    I think I only have 2 pairs of jeans...maaaaybe, three. I don't like pants.

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    1. Jeans are part of my dress code at The Store. But we're only allowed to wear current styles so every time they update their jeans, I have to update my wardrobe and so I have piles of perfectly good denim taking up space that I could fill with books.

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  17. This may not quite fit your needs, but I find "Eye of the Tiger" the ideal goal song. Maybe with a little montage. Yeah, definitely need the montage. ;-)
    Some Dark Romantic

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    1. Eye of the Tiger! That is a perfect Anthem for the year. And you're right. A montage is essential. Me working out, me looking longingly at chocolate croissants, me me looking at a pair of jeans and then shaking my head, me me looking longingly at chocolate croissants...

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  18. this is excellent progress! making smaller goals for the week from the bigger resolutions!
    and i had to laugh at your struggle to come up with a catchier title for your post. ha!
    and thats a good blurb, if stephen king wrote it for ya =)

    my goal this week is to keep up with my kids' schedules, ridiculous!! too bad they havent come up with an exercize driver's chair, i'd be a slim trim kim (if my name was kim) it's late...

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    1. Damn. Did Stephen King write that? I mean, not for my book but for some other book?

      Guess I'm going to have to go with "Buy the book. It probably won't be the worst thing you've ever read."

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  19. Go you! Hope you meet those goals and have a little fun along the way.

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  20. Good goals. Mine for the week is somewhat related to yours: FINISH EDITING THE DAMNED SYNOPSIS.

    Want to start querying again on Monday.

    Best of luck! And happy birthday to your sister. :-)

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    1. It's great you have a synopsis to edit. I can't wait until I have a blurb to edit. As much as I hate editing, I can't wait to do it. Which will be next week, if I can manage this week's goals. Yikes.

      Best of luck to you, Misha.

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  21. Got my haircut this week. Have you? :)

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  22. You say goals, I say punishments. Whatever it takes I suppose.

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    1. The haircut will only be a punishment if the hairdresser insists upon small talk. I suck at small talk.

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