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Soon I will

We all say ‘Someday’ or soon I will.

Someday I will go on that oversea’s trip.
Someday I will have that veggie patch.
Someday I will fix the door.
Someday I will lose that weight.

Don’t make it ‘someday’, make it today.  We all have dreams, we all have idea’s.  Things we want to do or achieve. Most of the time we just don’t know where to start.  But isn’t it better to just start somewhere than not at all.  The thing is that when we have an idea we simple have no idea how to develop it. Let’s take losing weight as an example.

Ok so I want to lose 15kg (well me August 2011).  How do I do it?  Well I know that I need to move more and eat less.  Sounds simple? Well in theory yes.  In reality no. Why?  For the simple fact that I need to know more details! I need to know my numbers. This is where research is so important (and google is your friend). It’s also important to write it all down! Do a brain storm aka brain dump.  Write down on paper (yes on paper using pencil/pen), everything.  And I mean everything you want to know about your given subject.  In this case weightloss.
This you may consider are.

  • Base Metabolic Rate (bmr)
  • Total Daily Energy Expenditure (tdee)
  • How many calories do I really burn each day
  • How many calories do I need to burn to lose weight
  • How much weight do I really want to lose (pick your number, your dream number, and stick to it)
  • What exercises do I want to do
  • Do I want to do this on my own, or do I need help (an accountability person)
  • What exercises can I do with an injury
  • Learn everything about exercising with an injury

And so the list goes on.

One of the things on my someday list was a veggie patch.  I say was, well because it’s in the process of development.  Sure it might be next year by the time it’s done, but that doesn’t matter it’s still coming together.
My veggie patch was an idea that I had a long time ago. (Like a few years ago.) I thought it would be good to have some home grown veggies, and also encourage the kids to eat more veggies, but also learn about how things grow.
So a veggie patch was an idea. It never went any further than that.
Fast forward to a few days ago.  The veggie patch develops from and idea to a work in process.  So what happened?  Well I’m getting my front porch/door re stumped, and well builder J has dug up a lot of dirt.  Ok so most of it is clay, but it’s better than nothing.  I have to move this dirt, as well there is going to be more dirt coming out of a small space again tomorrow. Yeah I could get builder J to do it, but he will charge me.  So instead, I borrow my mil wheelbarrow and do it myself.  I move the dirt, from the front porch to around the back of the house.  I’ve marked the area that I would like the veggie patch, and I dump the dirt.
So the dirt might be piled there for a few more weeks, but that doesn’t matter. What matters is that I’m working on it.

So work on your someday list.  Don’t let it just be an idea in your head or on papers.  Make it happen,  you wanted it, so go out and do it.

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