The Goddess Weighs In

Living Large and Healthy

Forty Challenges For My 40th Year

1. Take Swimming Lessons at the YMCA 

2. Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity – Completed October 21, 2013

3. Finish My Screenplay

4. Learn to Roller Skate

5. Finish Going Through My Dad’s Stuff

6. Sailing Lessons Find A Life Jacket For Future Sailing Lessons – Completed March 10, 2014

7.Visit Sky Zone Take an Archery Lesson

8. Finish My Fitness App

9. Read 40 Books – 46/40 – Completed May 11, 2013

  • The point was to get 40 books off my bookshelf.  I’ve managed to remove 44 so far by finding ebooks for my tablet and by deciding that I am never going to read a few of them or not read them again.
  • I have at least another 40 books to read and hopefully get out of my house, so I am unofficially adding another 40 books to this challenge.

10. Learn To Golf

11. Sing Karaoke – Completed January 18, 2013

12. Learn To Use My Slow Cooker – Completed July 28, 2013

13. Cut My Craft Supplies In Half – Completed November 12, 2013

  • Knit 40 Hats – 43/40
  • Knit 40 Pairs Of Mittens – 0/40
  • Knit 40 Cowls – 3/40
  • Slight change in plan –  a colleague does work with Evangeline House in Toronto and I will be donating my knit goods (with Fiona’s blessings) to them this year.
  • Knit 40 Dishcloths 13/40
  • Knit 40 Afghans  1/40

14. Be The Subject Of A Photoshoot – Completed March 8, 2014

 15. Take A Tai Chi Class 

16. Take A Kettle Bell Class

17. Take A Drum Fit Class

18. Take An Arriba (Zumba) Class

19. Visit Fit Zone Plus (http://www.fitzone-plus.com/Yoga.html) – Completed October 26, 2013

20. Go For A Thai Massage – Completed January 25, 2014

21. Take An Aqua Cycle Course Take A Line Dancing Class

22. Take A Toronto Stroll – Completed March 8, 2014

23. Organize My iPod With Timed Playlists For Walking And Meditation – Completed April 21, 2013

  • I had to modify the lengths a little bit based on my song choices, but I now have 7 new playlists on my iPod
  • Meditation 20 Minutes
  • Mediation 45 Minutes
  • Meditation 60 Minutes
  • Walking 14 Minutes
  • Walking 32 Minutes
  • Walking 45 Minutes
  • Walking 60 Minutes

Somehow walking for 14 minutes doesn’t seem so bad when you realize it’s only 4 songs.

24. Review Forty Exercise DVD’s -11/40

25. Create A Meditation Space – Completed October 16, 2013

26. Stage A Forty Hour “Bed In” – Completed July 25, 2013

27. Eat Seven Pieces Of Fruit Weekly – Completed March 12, 2014

28. Do My Own Pedicures – Completed March 12, 2014

29. Learn To Fly A Kite – Completed June 20, 2013

30. Take A Hike – Completed November 9, 2013

31. Learn To Bowl

32. Write My Will – Completed March 10, 2014

33. Lie On The Beach – Completed June 20, 2013

34. Buy A Hula Hoop And Learn To Use It

35. Learn Poi

36. Pet A Horse – Completed March 8, 2014

37. Plant A Garden Oasis

38. Make A Meal For My Boyfriend  Someone Special And Enjoy It In The Garden Oasis

39. Find And Learn 40 Vegan Recipes – 40/40 – Completed January 12, 2014

40. Take A Lesson At A Pilates Studio

41. Reduce My Blood Pressure Naturally And Get Off Blood Pressure Medication

– the Goddess


5 responses to “Forty Challenges For My 40th Year

  1. I love this idea. Think I’ll make a list for my birthday. Thanks for the inspiration. Oh, and I’m stealing number 41 from you.

  2. […] from the Goddess. You should read her blog, she’s awesome.  You should especially read her Forty Challenges for My 40th Year post. She inspired me, and I told her I would be stealing her idea. Little did she know I would do […]

  3. nancytex2013 says:

    Wishing you the best of luck on this list. I didn’t have a list this year, but a definite goal that matched your #41. I’m at 1/4 of my original dosage, with hopes to be off that last bit by end of December. Go Goddess!

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