Sunday, March 29, 2009

My 37 Day Challenge

I just learned about The 37 Day Challenge and will start tomorrow morning. I invite you to do this challenge and would love anyone who wants to check-in/support me to do so. I will probably blog a bit about it and i *know* i will facebook snip-its daily. Here is my contract for myself:
37days challenge March 30 – May 5, 2009
I, Christy Putnam, being of kinda sound mind and body, have willingly decided to try to do one thing consistently every single day for the next 37 days. C’mon, self, it’s just 37 days. The one thing I will try to do every day is this: I will briskly walk on my treadmill (or outside, weather permitting) for 30 minutes each day for at least 37 days.
I’m not going to pick two things or nine things because that will dilute my focus –- just one thing. One. One simple action. An action, not a goal. An action, not a value. An action, not a wish. Something I can DO.
I’m doing this challenge at this time because: Since finding out about my Chronic Kidney Disease and the fact that no amount of fit-ness can change it, I stopped walking and I really need to get fit, regardless of changing my kidney function.
I’ve chosen this particular daily action because I believe if I do it consistently for 37 days with no (NONE, ZERO, ZIP) exceptions, I will: become used to doing it daily and it will become a habit I look forward to.
If I should fail, I won’t blame anyone but myself (not even my partner, that idiot with 29 items in the express lane at Walmart, the IRS (so needy!), the people who make frosted Pop Tarts and Lofthouse Cookies, or Fate).
I also realize that this contract is solely with myself and carries no rewards, penalties or punishments other than those associated with the reflection of the strength of my character.
New things will happen for me.
I’m ready.
TODAY IS DAY ONE

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Aden's Dino Hunt

Aden found an empty toilet paper roll and went on a dinosaur hunt. Here is what he found:

Rescue Pup

This is the pup we helped rescue, vet said its a dapple dachsund. Not a great pic but oh so cute curled up with his hero, Seth. Took him (the dog, not Seth) to the animal shelter today. Hope he finds a loving family - such a sweet dog!

Just Plain Cute




Baby Push-ups











My lil brainiac

Some Aden quotes (and a couple of pics).
"I better keep my balance or i will fall on you, Baby Emma" (said with no prompting or reminding from me):
"Do you know, humans are like pigs...'snort'":
"I am going to read the dictionary":
"If you click on Aden.com, i will tell you how to help people like you should" (Said during the Sarah McLachlan ASPCA commercial)