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August Bootcamp 2012: Action and Adventure (read all 3 entries…)
11 sept

now here in mumbai again..

august was good.. being with nice people..
took lots of actions to get things done…
tried for internet connection in goa.. gave application.. but.. not worked.. some technical problem…

Adventure: joined driving class…
need to obtain license now… from here..

TheDoctorGirl is going to get VERY busy.

August Bootcamp 2012: Action and Adventure (read all 22 entries…)
Progress Over All:

I missed the last few days of entries, but I won’t bore you by putting them in now. They’re pretty repetitive of everything else. So here’s the overall results of the month.

-Learn a new dance=Completed this by learning the Electric slide.
-Eat less than x amount of calories for the entire month=Despite falling off the band wagon on this many, many times, I made it with four hundred calories to spare.
-Exercise at least once a day=I did this, although I didn’t always exercise a lot.
-Run at least once a week=Completed this one.
-Finish summer bucket list=Not quite so good on this one, but I think I completed more than I would’ve without listing it here.
-Write a wish on a balloon and let it go=Didn’t get around to doing this one.
-Win NaBloPoMo=Technically, yes. I did this. But given the fact that I had to queue some posts to do it (which is kinda cheating) I don’t think I’ll be doing it again. You can see here for a little while (I’m not too proud of it, and I’m going to delete it soon.)
-Win Camp NaNoWriMo=Not even close on this one…

I didn’t manage to complete everything, but I think that since I completed more than half, it can be counted as a success.

newsurfiegirl is still around just not saying much!

August Bootcamp 2012: Action and Adventure (read all 2 entries…)
I never did very well with this one

did I? Ohh well maybe one day I will complete a bootcamp…. sigh!!!

August Bootcamp 2012: Action and Adventure (read all 4 entries…)

So, it’s been an interesting month.

My family decided to spiral down into chaos and I chose to work and exercise to ignore them all =) Healthy I’m sure =P

being fit and healthy is always on my list and this month I’ve done another step to making a greater impact on my life.

OH! And I have some adventure too! Well, adventure for me. I asked someone out. Yes, happily single me asked out my very funny and cute coworker. He said yes and I made him blush a little. It was quite a funny scene really…and I’ve been bubbly about it since. ^ .^

JWillow Here 'til the lights go out....please stay in touch!

August Bootcamp 2012: Action and Adventure (read all 4 entries…)
High August Ends

This Bootcamp has definitely been worthwhile for me.

It has helped me be more regularly & concsiously active and has shown me that I do actually engage in life with a sense of adventure! (most of the time anyway! lol)

Action – 24 to 31 August
•Accepted a job offer!
•Made appointment for lip biopsy
•Made appointment for Molescan
•Rang the Body Corporate about the verandah gate key
•Sorted through the paperwork piling up on the kitchen table
•Sent postcards & Birthday cards
•Washed & Ironed
•Donated more stuff to charity
•Took Mum & Dad to a Giftshop Cafe for Afternoon Tea
•Bought a hanging basket of Lemon Thyme
•Potted another plant in the garden
•Took loads of photos of nature & wildlife

Adventure – 24 to 31 August
•Surprised D for his Birthday by treating him to a 3day weekend at an Ecolodge in the Glasshouse Mountains
•Did a 1hr Hike to Kondalilla Falls
•Did a 2hr Hike around Mt Beerburrum
•Walked the Mary CairnCross Rainforest Circuit
•Spent 4 days in the Tweed Valley for our 1yr Anniversary
•Cycled along the Kingscliff Coastal Path
•Hired Kayaks for a 2hr trip along Cudgeon Creek
•Did lots of Birdwatching/spotting
•Was treated to an amazing Vichy Shower Spa Treatment
•Dined at an African Restaurant
•Went to a coastal village Market
•Visited the Tweed Valley Art Gallery
•Drove home the long way through the Currumbin Valley

koibito_k8 is enjoying being back on 43Things

August Bootcamp 2012: Action and Adventure (read all 10 entries…)
Final wrap up

This was my first bootcamp and honestly it was probably one of the more productive months I’ve had recently. Having something to work towards really made a difference in what I chose to do each day.

I achieved the majority of the things I set out to do and all in all it was a really great month.

Looking forward to September!

August Bootcamp 2012: Action and Adventure (read all 7 entries…)
Final thoughts on August Bootcamp 2012

August was a good and yet challenging month.

Although we had plans to spend 10 days in Crete, we did not manage to go away. Still, A. and I, spent some time together and we went to two exhibitions. I also cooked a three-course meal; we hoped to have a candle-lit dinner under the stars on the terrace, but the weather did not allow us to do so, and we ended up at my mum’s dining room.

It’s really difficult seeing your partner in pain and not being able to do anything to make the pain go away. All I could do was to be there for him.

Many people take good health as a given. Enjoying good health is such a precious gift. This month has taught me that we should savour every single moment and that we should appreciate and be grateful for all positive things in our lives.

Towards the end of the month, I felt the need to spend sometime by myself, not focusing on goals, not being proactive or productive. As a result, I did not follow my fitness routine (gym/exercise/diet) and I did not complete my reading. Similarly, we have not made any progress with the interior decor (lighting and curtains).

September is going to be busy!

sierrak Happy to get back to work on my Goals!

August Bootcamp 2012: Action and Adventure (read all 12 entries…)
Looking Back on August

August was a good month. I got a lot of moving-related tasks finished, both for us and to get my Mom started with her move. I painted almost everything I have left to paint, and donated literally hundreds of pounds of books to the library.

More Actions: I did pretty well with my walking, hitting 10,000 steps or more on all but a few days. I lost two more pounds. Not bad considering that we took our trip to San Diego.

Adventure: Too busy for a whole lot of adventures, but we did visit San Diego and attend a family wedding.

It was a good month!

sue820 Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch...GBShaw

August Bootcamp 2012: Action and Adventure (read all 7 entries…)
I thought I hadn't made real progress on this goal.

Then, when I looked back on the month in review, I realized I did complete two things, including seeing a meteor shower, which was a new, long awaited experience. I, also, closed my stepfather’s estate, which was on my goal list, although I’m not sure I could categorize it as a new experience. I spent a total of an hour on hula hooping and can now maintain it for a while, but then I dropped the ball on this midway through the month. I did begin postcrossing and have mailed 14 cards and received one. I had a reason to discontinue putting in job applications, but I should have already followed up on finding out what I need to do to get licensed. Not sure why I’m not pursuing this more aggressively. Altogether, I feel I have made good progress on this boot camp- not excellent, but this has been a very stressful, upsetting month for me and our family, and maybe I can cut myself some slack.

Maggie Friedrichs spent the last 7 months working 14 hrs a day

August Bootcamp 2012: Action and Adventure (read all 8 entries…)
Well August is over and I discovered

many things I need to work on. This goal will be instrumental in getting me to finally start living my life instead of waiting for things to happen.


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