Sunday, December 5, 2010

Let's Getter Done!

The most effective way to do it is to do it. -- Amelia Earhart.

I love that quote from Amelia Earhart.  Dude, that's deep :)  And it's fitting for everything I've been thinking about.  Today I was thinking about how many times I've just been sitting here thinking "geez, just do it already".  These thoughts turned into how clever Nike's "Just do It" is.  I would love to have been a fly on the wall in that room when they were knocking around ideas and landed on that one.  It really is genius.  Anyone have any favorite quotes or slogans?  I'm tempted to cover my condo in them.  Seriously, if it will get me going, I will!!

I'm applying the "just do it" to the 30-Day Shred.  Sarah just posted tonight that she is starting 30-Day Shred tomorrow (it's so late right now that tomorrow is today) so I've decided that it's a great idea and I'm going to do it too.  It might get a little dicey the closer it gets to Christmas and free time isn't as free but I'll worry about that when I get to it.  I'm also going to walk home from work a few times this week.  Yes, it will be cold, but I can take it.  Yes, it has snowed over 60 cm in the last week and a half but I've got good boots and they were made for walking.  If I stick to the major routes, the sidewalks should definitely be cleared.  If I run into an area that's not, I can take the bus home from there.

The other "just do it" of my week will be Weight Watchers.  I've just been using eTools which prompts me for my weigh-in each week which I've been doing at home.  It's actually been going well so to save money, I was just going to keep that up until after Christmas.  That was the plan until WW decided to launch a new program.  I've been reading a lot about it and it seems really good.  To be using a program that further encourages me to make great choices will be fantastic.  It launches here in Canada this week I believe so I'm going to go to my regular location so I can get the materials and buy my little calculator.  I wasn't going to but I realized that eTools is likely going to adjust to the new plan as well and I would be lost if I didn't go to the meeting.    At first, I was annoyed with the new program because I can look at a food label and make an educated guesstimate of the points per serving,  I will have to recalculate recipes, and I'm wondering how much of their old cookbooks etc have just been rendered "pointless", haha!  A little lame WW humor for you.  But then I changed my tune because I realized that a fresh program will force me to be calculating things more accurately and I remember how excited I was and how closely I paid attention when I was a new member.

Well, I'm going to stop here because I am up waaaaay too late.  Guess I should still be working on getting to bed at a reasonable time before I end up buying P90X or Sheer Cover Mineral Makeup.  Bahaha!


  1. You are awesome! And I thought the post about the anti-depressants was you, and your MAD.. ;)

    You're a little comedian, huh? It makes your posts that much cuter.. because I'm already smiling reading them, now ya just made my day that much better by starting off laughing.. :)

    Good luck with the new program, the Shred, sleeping today.. lol.. I'm off to work now.. :(

  2. I've decided to do a 14-day shred of sorts. More like just being diligent for 14 days. I'm going to a Christmas party in Vancouver and wanted to see how much I could lose before then.

    Good luck with the shred!