Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Years Resolutions

It seems a bit late to set new years resolutions. I have actually been debating wether I should set goals this year or not. I really like how my time is partitioned in my life and I am a little hesitant to mess with that. After telling this to my wife she "shared with me her opinion". So I set me some goals :).

This year is a bit different from last year. Last year, 1 person could claim 1 goal, and if I did not reach that goal I paid them $100. This year I thought I would allow the participants to have more influence over me. Instead of 1 person claiming 1 goal each, I will allow as many participants as I have goals, but a goal can be chosen more than once, and any 1 person can pick any 1 goal. That way some goals may not be claimed at all, and it's possible that if I fail just 1 goal, I would have to pay 7 people $100.

So without further delay:
  1. Take a lesson/class to learn a new skill
  2. Build a toy box/bench for the kids
  3. Be able to do 100 pushups by 2012 (I don't know how many I can do now, so probably not very many).
  4. Be able to do 100 sit-ups 2012 (again, dont know how many i can do now... but I sit-up at least once a day when I wake up so I am probably close to this goal)
  5. Go on a hike in a nature place at least 12 times (average about once a month).
  6. Sky Dive
  7. (Obligatory universe shattering goal) Pay at least 1 person because of these goals
Woe... I can't believe I put number 6 on. I'm already peeing my pants a little.

Happy new year everyone! Claim your goal # in the comments (not on facebook). Only the first 7 claims count, so count the number of people claiming goals before you!

8 comments:

Dan and Katie said...

Your goals seem more reasonable this year. I think you can do them so I have a hard time picking one. Part of me wants to pick 7 since I kinda created it....but the other part of me wants to pick 6 because I don't want you to do it. DANGEROUS!! I'm going to go for 7 because I think you can do them all....even though I dont think you should!

daniel said...

I PICK #3!!! YOU'RE DOOMED TODD!!! AAAHAHAHA... I'm willing to take the $100 up front by the way, just so we can help you save face later. (this is dan hoefferle)

Annika said...

I pick numeral two, but I hope you can do it!

Annika said...

This is Ryan. I pick #3, 100 push ups.

supercheyenne said...

I require clarification on goal number 3. Do you mean that you want to do 100 push-ups in a row, or do you mean that over the course of the year you want to do 100 push-ups (averaging 1 every 3.65 days)? Assuming you mean 100 in a row, I'm going to pick number 3.

supercheyenne said...

I, Andrew Warnock, choose Sky Diving, but if by some miracle you go let me know I want to come.

Todd Knight said...

I think Jill tried to claim sky diving on facebook. As my mother in law, I am giving her a break (5 extra son in law points for me!) and claiming it for her here. Is that right Jill, or did you want to claim a different one?

Larsen's said...

#6?!?!? Gulp!!!