Thursday, April 11, 2013

101 in 1001

One thing that I do to keep focused on things important to me is to make challenges for myself. Earlier this year I discovered the website Day Zero and absolutely fell in love with the 101 in 1001 idea.
101 in 1001 is simple. Pick 101 goals or tasks and complete them in 1001 days. There is nothing too small, this idea is especially good if you have little things you've been meaning to do but never got around to them. For example I hate HATE the wallpaper in my kids rooms. The kids don’t seem to mind it so that project always gets put on the back burner. I added it to my 101 in 1001 list as a reminder. I hope that by day 1001, I’ll be happily announcing that project being complete!
So here’s my list………
Key: Completed, in progress, not yet attempted

Start date: Jan 03, 2013 - End date: Oct 01, 2015

1. Do the 100 pushups challenge
2. Complete warrior dash (signed up for 8/3/13)
3. Complete tough mudder (signed up for 10/12/13)
4. No soda for one month
5. Weigh (close to) 130lbs
6. Have a spa day
7. Buy a bike
8. Go the entire time without cutting my hair!
9. Complete Couch to 5K plan OUTDOORS
10. Private Medical goal
11. No fast food for a month
12. Try acupuncture

Around the House:
13. Make filing system at home
14. Decorate my house
15. FINALLY get rid of that horrible wallpaper in the kids bedrooms!
16. Buy a new coffee table
17. Buy a new bed
18. Hang up all those pictures I have laying around!

Places to go
19. Pick things from entertainment book and do them
20. Go camping
21. Be part of an audience of a live tv show
22. See a show in NYC
23. Go to a food festival
24. See a comedy show
25. Go to Six Flags (USA)
26. See a Rocky Horror Picture Show live
27. See a Cirque du Soleil show
28. Go to a festival
29. Get a passport
30. Use passport
31. See a live sports event
32. Go to that fancy dine-in movie theater everyone is always talking about
33. Stay in a hotel that has one of those weird wine glass shaped bathtubs
34. Go to Insectropolis
35. Turtle Back Zoo
36. Jersey Shore Pirates
37. Walk across the George Washington Bridge
38. I-Play America
39. The Land of Make Believe
40. Liberty Science Center
41. Story Book Land
42. Hershey Park
43. Sesame Place
44. Dorney Park
45. the Crayola Factory
46. Go on a roadtrip
47. Go to a murder mystery dinner
48. Go to Comic Con

49. Take the kids horseback riding
50. Take the kids ice skating
51. Take the kids to Medieval Times
52. Visit family
53. Take a real vacation with the family
54. Have dinner by candlelight
55. Have a romantic weekend away
56. Follow FlyLady for a month
57. Do a sewing project with daughter
58. Help son with a building project
59. Plan 12 monthly dates for hubs & I
60. Set up a chore system for the kids
61. Plan family reunion

Get creative:
62. Learn to knit
63. Sew myself a new piece of clothing
64. Take a cooking class (Sushi?)
65. Make a wreath
66. Sew using a pattern
67. Sew a vintage style garment
68. Complete a project I repinned on Pinterest
69. Sew or knit something for hubs
70. Sew or knit something for my son
71. Sew or knit something for my daughter
72. Get a journal similar to Wreck This Journal - fill it out completely

Blog Related:
73. Make my blog more user friendly. 30ish Mom needs a makeover.
74. Have 100 blog followers.
75. Still have a blog on day 1001.

76. Read a book a month (4/33)
77. Learn 50 new things by clicking the random articles button on Wikipedia
78. Finish this list
79. Make a month’s worth of meals using
80. Donate blood
81. Get a massage
82. Get another tattoo
83. Learn a new language
84. Learn to swim (without freaking out)
85. Buy a fondue set
86. Use fondue set. Don’t get fat
87. Try Geocaches
88. Make at least 10 recipes I’ve pinned on Pinterest
89. Grow something from a seed
90. Dress up for Halloween
91. Learn to play an instrument
92. Throw out twenty things and do not replace them
93. Bake a loaf of bread
94. Bake an apple pie from scratch
95. Join a book club
96. Put away $5 for each completed task - the total to be spent shopping at the end of my 1001 days
97. Update kids School Life albums
98. Go bike riding
99. Buy and use a deal I found on LivingSocial or Groupon
100. Bring lunch to work everyday for a week
101. Actually use all that make up I have

Do you have a 101 in 1001 list? Link it up in the comment selection. You don’t need to have a blog, you can post you entire list on the Day Zero website.


  1. Good idea! There is no time to be bored!

  2. I don't know if I could come up with 101 things! Very impressive. You have a fun list going there. You should make it its own separate page and update as you go so we can keep up :)

    1. actually took me a long time to make this list. I was thinking about making update posts but I like your idea of having it separate. Thanks!