DayZero Project Mark II

So the new list for the DayZero Project Mark II is now live for viewing. Wish me luck. Hopefully I will do better than my last attempt!!!

DayZero Project Mark II


DayZero Project. Mark II

I tried to do the DayZero project and failed. I have taken the page down whilst I put together a new list. Some of the 101 may be the same as in the original DayZero Project.

For those of you who don’t know about the DayZero Project, it is basically setting yourself 101 goals to be completed in 1001 days.

My first attempt I failed.

But as the saying goes.

If at first you don’t succeed; try try again.


Life Changes, So Do People.

It never ceases to amaze me just how quick life can change.

It’s been over 6 months since I last posted, and so much has changed. Since I last posted I have acquired a new job, as a Senior Care officer, and as of last Monday gained a promotion to a Deputy Manager. all this within 5 months of being at the company.

I have been very loyal to this company so far, often putting my relationship first, which I know shouldn’t be done. But relationships are there to be tested, and the fact that we are no longer together shows that we are probably not right for each other, otherwise our relationship would of lasted.

I’m still very new to being a Deputy Manager, and I have so much to learn also and I am looking forward to the journey I am going to be taking. I know it’s going to be a hard journey, especially with my colleages that were once the same designation as me.

It’s also changed how I feel about myself, I feel more confident about my work. I just hope it will reflect in my personal life also one day.

I am also going to be an Aunty, My little sister is pregnant, and is due a bouncy baby boy in December. I am so excited to be an Aunty, and beanie, as I have named him. Is going to be one little spoilt man.

I can’t wait to meet him.

It’s also dawned on me today that I didn’t come anywhere near finishing my DayZero project. I remember when I first started it thinking I have plenty of time to do it. Obviously I was wrong, as I didn’t even half finish it.

Another thing that has just hit me, is the fact that this year is the 10th anniversary of leaving High School. I remember it as if it was yesterday, it’s crazy. It doesn’t feel like 10 years since I left.

I also have a dog now. A beautiful Staffordshie Bull Terrier Called Prince.

I’m not going to make any promises of blogging more like I have done in the past. If I post. I post. If not then thats Okay too.

DayZero Update

Well I had a read through my DayZero Project list the other day, cause I hadn’t look at it in so long I actually forgot what my tasks are.

Anyway upon browsing it it turned out I had done so many of them without even realising. So with a quick edit, I have 81 tasks left to do.

I have about 713 days left to do them which means I would have to complete 1 task every 9 days. (or every 8.8024691358024691358024691358025 days to all you who like exact numbers)

In theory it would prove easy, if it wasn’t for my tasks which involve financial matters. I am the worst ever person when it comes to money, it “burns a hole in my pocket” (what a stupid saying).

It looks as though I could well be failing this project.

25. 10 Years from now…

So last night whilst at work I completed another DayZero task.

To write a letter to myself and open it in 10 years. I actually found it really hard to do.
Just what exactly do you write to yourself?

Was a little strange if truth be told. The idea came from when I started secondry school in 1999, out form tutor told us to write ourselves a letter which he was going to keep until our last day of our last year in 2004. We all wrote one, but we never did get them back.

All I have to do now is seal it and put it in a safe area. But not the kind of safe area where its so safe it can never be found again. (I suspect this is what my tutor had done).

I’m on a night shift again tonight, and have very little sleep.

Family are on amber alert for crankiness tomorrow.

09. Race For Life

I’ve decided that this year is the year I will do Race for Life.

Not just because it is on my DayZero list, but also because it will also help me to achieve some of the other tasks within it. I cant actually sign up to it until my next payday, the entrance fee is now £15, which has gone up substantially since I last took part. Once I am finally signed up I will be attempting to raise money for it also. (I’ll add a link to the donation page once I start it – Just in case any of you fancy donating)

For those of you who don’t know, and cannot be bothered to click on the link supplied. Race for life is a 5k course which you can walk, jog or run. All the money raised goes towards Cancer Research UK.

By doing Race for life, not only will I be completing the Race for life task of my DayZero list, but I’ll also be completing the raise money for charity, and it will also help me with getting into Running/Jogging and in theory Lose weight. So effectively killing 4 birds with one stone.

I was planning on attempting to train by doing 2 hours cardio a day, but have been told by a friend that I should go for distance and heart rate rather than time. Followed by

220 – age is max heart rate. Then various %s do different things. 70-80% max heart rate  to build cardio. 50-70% to burn fat.

Who the hell would of thought that there was maths to be applied to being fit?

So plan for the rest of the night will be looking for training plans and the what not.

02. Gym

As part of my DayZero project, I said I was going to rejoin a gym. So I did it.

After much consideration I decided to join the local council run gym. It’s small but is more then suffice for my needs as they currently stand. It’s cheap, and I can use any of the council leisure centres too. And best of all its in walking distance, so no forking out for buses to and from the gym. I wont even have to rush if I am due at work as it is not far from their either.

The gym I had previously been a member of had all the latest equipment, and was cheap at £20 per month and was open 24/7. The only downside is that it is miles away from where I am currently living and has no pool, which sucks as I would like to eventually start swimming when I feel a bit more body conscious.

I’m starting off slowly at the moment to try and get into it again, and with my current leg injury, which I am in the process of trying to sort out, it’s probably best to keep it at a slow pace for the time being.

I have also recently changed one of my DayZero project tasks (yes I am allowed to no where did I state they are set in stone) to take up running/jogging. Along side this I may start a new blog. or at least a new section of this blog names “Run Fat Girl Run”. Just so I can post general fitness and what not related posts.

No longer will I be the couch potato that I have been.

“Run Fat Girl, Run!!”