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be known as the fit girl
Bikini challenge {8 weeks}

Today I’m starting a bikini challenge by Karena & Katrina (Tone it up). It lasts 8 weeks and I get challanges mailed daily. Day 1 is about setting goals and sharing them with others, preparing healthy meals and planing the workouts & exercising.

Here are the goals I want to complete by June 15th.

1. Eat healthier and prepare the food myself
2. Drink more water (8 glasses a day)
3. Get toned and gain some weight
4. Stretch/do yoga daily
5. Make exercising a habit (at least 3 times a week)
6. Eat a fruit/vegetable a day and gradually increase



de-clutter my house and my life
#1: APRIL
Physical Environment {total: 8/25}
  • My personal files, papers, and receipts are neatly filed away.
  • My car is in excellent condition. (Doesn’t need mechanical work, repairs, cleaning or replacing)
  • My home is clean and tidy. (Vacuumed, wardrobes and drawers organized, desks and tables clear, furniture in good repair; windows clean)
  • My appliances, machinery and equipment work well. (laptop, cell phone, lamps etc.)
  • My clothes are all ironed, clean and make me look good. (No creases, piles of washing, torn, out-of-date or ill-fitting clothes).
  • I live in the geographical location of my choice.
  • There is ample and healthy lighting around me.
  • I am not tolerating anything about my home or work environment.
  • My work environment is productive and inspiring. (Synergistic, ample tools and resources; no undue pressure).
  • My computer works very well and fully supports my efforts.
  • My hair is the way I want it.
  • I back up my hard drive at least monthly.
  • I surround myself with music which makes my life more enjoyable.
  • My bed is made daily.
  • I don’t injure myself, fall or bump into things.
  • I drink at least 2 liters of water a day.
  • I have nothing around the house or in storage that I do not need.
Well-being {total: 11/25}
  • My teeth and gums are healthy. (Have seen dentist in last 6 months).
  • My blood pressure is at a healthy level.
  • I have had a complete physical examination within the past 3 years.
  • I have had a complete eye examination within the past two years.(Glaucoma check, vision test).
  • My weight is within my ideal range.
  • My nails are healthy and look good.
  • I don’t rush or use adrenaline to get the job done.
  • I have a rewarding life beyond my work or profession.
  • I have no habits which are unacceptable to me.
  • I am aware of the physical or emotional problems or conditions I have, and I am now fully taking care of all of them.
  • I have just the right amount of sleep.
  • I do not suffer.
  • I laugh out loud every day.
  • I walk or exercise at least three times per week.
Money {total: 20/25; most of them currently don’t apply to me}
  • I currently save at least 10% of my income.
  • I have 6 months’ living expenses in an easily accessible account.
  • I live on a weekly budget which allows me to save and not suffer.
  • I have excellent personal insurance. (Life, accident, disability, medical etc.)
  • I am putting aside enough money each month to reach financial independence.
Relationships {total: 15/25}
  • I have told my parents, in the last 3 months, that I love them.
  • There is no one whom I would dread or feel uncomfortable “bumping into”. (In the street, at an airport or party).
  • I do not gossip or talk about others.
  • I tell people how they can satisfy me.
  • I am fully caught up with letters and calls.
  • I always tell the truth, no matter what.
    *I have fully forgiven those people who have hurt/damaged me, intentional or not.
  • I quickly correct miscommunications and misunderstandings when they do occur.
  • I do not “take personally” the things that people say to me.
  • I make requests rather than complain.

TOTAL: 54%
clean sweep assessment



workout for 15 days in march
Process

I know I’m failing this goal now, but I’d rather not give up. It’s better to fail than to give up. So, I’ll write about my process here.

  1. 18/3/2012, 2-hour walk
  2. 19/3/2012, 15 mins cycling {3.6km} + 15 mins abs and arms exercises
  3. 20/3/2012, 15 mins cycling {3.65km} + 20 mins abs, arms and legs exercises


post 43 of my favorite lyrics (read all 35 entries…)
35. George Benson - Nothing's gonna change my love for you

If I had to live my life without you near me
The days would all be empty
The nights would seem so long
With you I see forever oh so clearly
I might have been in love before
But it never felt this strong

Our dreams are young
And we both know they’ll take us
Where we want to go

(Chorus 1)
Hold me now
Touch me now
I don’t want to live without you

(Chorus 2)
Nothing’s gonna change my love for you
You ought know by now how much I love you
One thing you can be sure of
I’ll never ask for more than your love

(Chorus 3)
Nothing’s gonna change my love for you
You ought know by now how much I love you
The world may change my whole life through
But nothing’s gonna change my love for you

If the road ahead is not so easy,
Our love will lead the way for us
Like a guiding star
I’ll be there for you if you should need me
You don’t have to change a thing
I love you just the way you are
So come with me and share the view
I’ll help you see forever too



watch 100 movies in 2011 (read all 2 entries…)
103 and counting... #2

And the others:

  1. Million dollar baby
  2. My Neighbor Totoro
  3. Mystic river
  4. Never let me go
  5. No strings attached
  6. P.S. I love you
  7. Pan’s labyrinth
  8. Pretty woman
  9. Princess and frog
  10. Requiem for a dream
  11. Roman holiday
  12. Sabrina
  13. Salt
  14. Saving private Ryan
  15. Seven pounds
  16. Some like it hot
  17. Spirited away
  18. Strangers on a train
  19. S.W.A.T
  20. The adjustment bureau
  21. The back-up plan
  22. The beach
  23. The Bourne ultimatum
  24. The boy in stripped pyjamas
  25. The breakfast club
  26. The collector
  27. The curious case of Benjamin Button
  28. The Da Vinci code
  29. The dark knight
  30. The devil’s advocate
  31. The fighter
  32. The godfather
  33. The graduate
  34. The hangover II
  35. The illusionist
  36. The king’s speech
  37. The men
  38. The nanny diaries
  39. The pianist
  40. The resident
  41. The roommate
  42. The Shawshank redemption
  43. The silence of the lambs
  44. The social network
  45. The town
  46. There’s something about Mary
  47. Twilight: Eclipse
  48. Unforgiven
  49. Up
  50. V for Vendetta
  51. Valentine’s day
  52. When Harry met Sally
  53. Yes man


watch 100 movies in 2011 (read all 2 entries…)
103 and counting...

I can now consider this done. I’ve watched more than 100 movies this year and I’ll probably watch more untill the end of the year. Here’re the first 50:

  1. 3 metros sobre el cielo
  2. 10 things I hate about you
  3. 28 weeks later
  4. 127 hours
  5. 300
  6. A single man
  7. A streetcar named desire
  8. Anastacia
  9. Angels and demons
  10. Apocalypto
  11. Black swan
  12. Blood diamond
  13. Breaking and entering
  14. Bridesmaids
  15. Bridget Jones
  16. Bridget Jones – The edge of reason
  17. Brokeback mountain
  18. Catch me if you can
  19. Centurion
  20. Closer
  21. Cloudy with a chance of meatballs
  22. Constantine
  23. Conviction
  24. Desperado
  25. Despicable me
  26. Don Huan De Marco
  27. Due date
  28. Easy A
  29. Eat pray love
  30. Fight club
  31. Flipped
  32. Forrest Gump
  33. Four weddings and a funeral
  34. Good luck Chuck
  35. Good Will Hunting
  36. Gran Torino
  37. I dreamed of Africa
  38. Inglorious basterds
  39. Into the blue
  40. Invictus
  41. It’s a wonderful life
  42. Hangover
  43. Hereafter
  44. Jaws
  45. Les quatre cents coups
  46. Life as we know it
  47. Matrix
  48. Memento
  49. Men in black
  50. Men in black II


get into university
I did it!

I’m actually a bit late with announcing this one, but I got into my dream university a month ago. I got 91/100 on my test and I was the first one ranked by points in my group. I’m really glad I done one of my most important goals at this time. I worked hard to achieve it. When I finished school, I continued to wake up every morning at 7 o’clock to start studying and preparing for the test. I worked almost whole day until 8 o’clock in the evening, of course with a lot of breaks in between. If you really want something and you want to achieve it, you have to work hard for it. If you work hard, you can do it! :)



touch a snake
I never thought I could do it.

I was out with my friends that day. On a downtown street we saw a girl with a snake and a boy with a reptile, the ones you can take photos with. My friend came closer and started to pet the snake. I was scared at first, but I decided to do it too. I never thought I could touch the snake, since I was really afraid. I’m not any more and I finally know how a snake’s skin feel. lol



Volunteer
I can't wait for another opportunity...

This weekend I’ve had my first volunteer experience. I’ve been volunteering for the cultural event Night of Museums held between 15th and 16th May. This event is spreading to over 120 cities throughout Europe. I’m really happy I’ve been a part of this project especially in my city. I’ve found out and seen many interested things, I didn’t know even existed in my city. I’ve been volunteering from 3pm to 2am with 4 of my friends. This has been one great experience and I can’t wait for another opportunity to volunteer. :)



get a driving licence
I got my driving license!

Today I went to get my driving license. Finally! After 5-6 months of driving classes (with longer and shorter breaks between classes) I’ve passed my theory and my driving test. When I passed my driving test I was so excited. I couldn’t wait to start driving. Now, I’m a proud owner of a driving license. The only thing I need now is a car… Hmmm…



post 43 of my favorite lyrics (read all 35 entries…)
34. Indexi - Zute dunje

Voljelo se dvoje mladih
šest mjeseci, godinu
kad su htjeli da se uzmu, da se uzmu aman, aman
dušmani im ne dadoše

Razbolje se lijepa Fatma
jedinica u majke
poželjela žute dunje, žute dunje aman, aman
žute dunje iz Stambola

Pođe dragi da donese
žute dunje Carigradske
al’ ga nema tri godine, tri godine aman, aman
nit’ se javlja, niti dolazi

Dođe dragi sa dunjama
nađe Fatmu na nosilima
dvjesta dajem spustite je, trista dajem otkrijte je
da još jednom Fatmu ljubim ja



post 43 of my favorite lyrics (read all 35 entries…)
33. Indexi - Bacila je sve niz rijeku

Stajala je usred bašte ko najljepši cvijet
Kao da je dio mašte i muzike te
Slušala je pjesmu moju posljednju što pjevam njoj
Sad joj kažem zbogom draga a bila je život moj

Prošla je kroz moje snove i bila je tren
Cijelim tijelom bila moja ja bio sam njen
Nosila je našu ljubav našu sreæu prvi cvijet
Bacila je sve niz rijeku i pošla u drugi svijet

A noæas ako sluša nek èuje bol
U pjesmi koju pjevam njoj, samo njoj
Zauvijek neka nosi na srcu znak
Život je jedan ona bacila



post 43 of my favorite lyrics (read all 35 entries…)
32. Alen Slavica - S tobom nasao sam srecu

Setamo polako pored rijeke
u kasne sate ljubim te
moj andjeo si ti
toliko trebas mi

Zvijezda sa neba pala je
ko da je znala zbog tebe
moja jedina si ti
puna njeznosti

Ref.
S tobom nasao sam srecu
ti si meni sudjena
pozelit drugu nikad necu
jer ti si za me rodjena

Ljubi me njezno, njezno polako
sama znas da je bolje tako
tiho pricaj mi o nasoj ljubavi
u mojoj dusi nemiri
dok si kraj mene ljubljena
moj andjeo si ti toliko trebas mi

Ref.

Proveli smo noci bez sna
u zaru ljubavi
Jer nijedna druga nije ko ti
to zaboravi nije ko ti

Ref.



post 43 of my favorite lyrics (read all 35 entries…)
31. Glorija - Dodirni me

Gledam te nekim drugim ocima
upravo onako kako ne treba
u tebi je Vojvodina zaspala
sto izvora, nigde obala

I ne shvatam sta mi se desava
nedostaje mi rec koja resava
u tebi je neka tajna ostala
k’o muzika starih majstora

Ref. 2x
Dodirni me sasvim slucajno
poljubi me filmski nestvarno
i najlepse kad je prestani
okreni se i nestani

Osecam nesto cudno u vazduhu
ceo svet na jednom jastuku
na postelji od punog meseca
nikom se ovde ne spava

Ref. 2x



post 43 of my favorite lyrics (read all 35 entries…)
30. Oliver Dragojevic - Bez tebe

Bio sam korak od dna
a ti si ruku pruzila
bio sam na kisi sam
ti vrata si otvorila

Bila si nekako sva
za mene nestvarna
bila si zena
sto zna da ljubav da

Ref.
Bez tebe nestat ce sunca
druge cu prositi za malo ljubavi
bez tebe, jedina moja
za kog’ cu zivjeti, za koga umrijeti

Bilo je noci bez sna
a ti bi me uspavala
moj svaki znala si grijeh
al’ opet bi me ljubila

Bio sam ponekad grub
ti sve bi prastala
bila si zena sto zna
da osjeca

Ref.



post 43 of my favorite lyrics (read all 35 entries…)
29. Piloti - Zaboravljeni

Mozda smo ja i ti
divlji i niciji,
mozda nas je tuga
zauvek vezala

Kazu nam da smo svi
rodjeni jednaki,
jednaki pred Bogom
i pod zvezdama

Cujem marsiraju zastave,
zvone koraci u ovoj noci,
nebo nocas ratuje
a ti me ne pitaj
nikada o samoci

Ref.
Sanjam, sanjam da si tu
ko da letim na zlatnom cilimu
sanjam Bog nas prokleo
sve nam dao
a srecu nam je uzeo

Zaboravljen sam ja,
zaboravljena ti
negde u tisini nase ulice
ponoc je kucnula
ti si se prekrstila,
obrisala sve
jednim potezom gumice



buy a car
I wish for one...

I’m soon getting my driving license, so I’m thinking about getting a car. I love driving and I can’t wait to be able to get in my own car and drive, drive, drive…

I’m in love with Peugeot. I’d like to get a small – “city” car and I think blue Peugeot 207 would be perfect. It’s my dream car.



improve my english (read all 2 entries…)
Links on the internet

http://www.perfectyourenglish.com/
http://www.learnenglish.de/improvepage.htm
http://esl.about.com/library/howto/htimprove.htm



Donate 1,000,000 grains of rice through freerice.com (read all 24 entries…)
198,000

197,000 + 1,000 = 198,000



Donate 1,000,000 grains of rice through freerice.com (read all 24 entries…)
197,000

191,000 + 6,000 = 197,000



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