Goal #36: Achieve and maintain ideal weight – ACHIEVED!!

Goal #36: Achieve and maintain ideal weight – ACHIEVED!! In 2011, I was 243lbs. Then I started yoga, and I started this project. The goal was get to within the healthy weight range of my height and frame, and the target weight was set at 185lbs (which was also my weight when I was in […]

Progress Report: April 2014

I can’t believe it’s been 2 years since I came up with the idea for this personal project. Which means that I only have 3 years left to accomplish everything! So, since November 2013 (my last blog post), I have done the following: Goal # 1 Visit all 50 states in the US I went to […]

Progress Update: November 2013

I can’t believe it’s been over 3 months since I updated this blog. Time flies when you procrastinate. I have been updating the Facebook page regularly though, so please go “like” it. Goal #1. Visit all 50 states in the US In September, I presented at the Mountain Plains Library Association conference in Sioux Falls, […]

Jumping out of a plane and other progress updates

Goal #24 Jump out of a plane (preferably with a parachute) – COMPLETED!! All I can say about that 1 second when you jump out of plane for the first time is, it’s freaking surreal! I wasn’t scared at all. I wasn’t even nervous. I was surprisingly calm for someone who’s about to leap off a […]

2013 Progress Update #2

Goal #10 Try vegetarianism for a month (happening right now) This is happening right now! Feburary, 2013 is THE month. Of course I would pick the shortest month in a non-leap year to try this, despite many friends telling me to pick a summer month to get better and more variety of vegetables. I grew […]

Splits progress 2013-1-20

Goal # 37 – Be able to do splits. At the new year yoga retreat, when I was practicing yoga 3 hours a day, I could really sense some progress. But I admit I have been slacking off a bit lately, at least in terms of stretching. It is difficult when you have to work full […]

Splits progress

The progress up to this point (12/12/2012) is “subtle”, and I must confess that I hadn’t worked on this pose much in the past month or so. Instead, I spent most of my stretching time on hip-opening stretches like single and double pigeon poses, and half lotus. Hanuman is a super intense pose for me, […]

Goal #38 – Revamp Wardrobe (Phase 2): Shirts. 153 of them.

After trying on 32 pairs of pants in phase 1 of revamping my wardrobe, this time is “shirts” day. All kinds of shirts (button down shirts, polo shirts, T-shirts, undershirts, long sleeves shirts, workout shirts, football jerseys, etc.) will be evaluated today. The good thing is, unlike pants, there is no need to try on every […]

Goal #38 – Completely revamp my wardrobe – Phase 1

I am moving to a new apartment in less than a month’s time. Just thinking about all the packing, moving, and unpacking makes me want to throw everything away and start fresh at my new place. With this mindset, I decided that this would be a good time to begin the revamping my wardrobe project. […]

Progress Update: September, 2012

Goal #1 Visit 50 states (in progress) I went to Telluride, Colorado for the Risk and Reward Library Conference (aka R2 Conference), which was hands down the best library conference I’ve ever attended. The entire conference challenged convention library thinking. Everything was planned and executed meticulously. It was such an exciting experience. However, while I was intrigued […]