Project 46

Mid-Year Resolutions (and Mid-Life Resolutions)

Two things that have always been my things are my Mid-Year Resolutions and my Projects. Two years ago I kicked off Project44 and it’s been a good guide. Time for an update.

My birthday, luckily, is July 11th, right in the middle of the year. I like to look back on my New Year’s Resolutions and analyze performance. I’ve done OK, but could do way better.

Oh, and don’t worry if you’re birthday isn’t mid-year, like mine …just play along with me. We look to things like New Years day and our birthday, or maybe Labor Day and the first-day-of-school as points on the calendar where we can start fresh. I wanna make July 1st, or the first week of July as a Start Fresh type of moment.

For me, it’s also time for a Mid-Life Review. All of this is dependent on me being lucky enough to live until I’m 92. Hey! Gotta have goals. And if “living until I’m 92” is a goal, it’s time to start doing the things I need to do to get there.

Hence, Project 46 (henceforth known as #Project46). It started quite simply with my friend, Nick Garcia, challenging me to do the #RavenRun (I’m certain he thought I would not). You know about my lung thing, so #RavenRun, for me, is #RavenWalk – 30-minutes of walking every day, rain or shine, sickness or health …period. And I’m on Day54. I haven’t missed and, actually, I’ve ramped up.


Do things around the number “46”.

  • Lights out and ready to sleep by 10:46 P.M. (11:46 on weekends)
  • Wake up at 5:46 A.M. (6:46 A.M. on weekends)
  • 46 Push-Ups daily
  • 46 Pull-Ups per day
  • 46 Minutes of Writing per day
  • 46 Social Media posts per day
  • Exercise and stretch for 46 minutes daily (even if 22 minutes in the a.m., and 24 minutes at night …and include the Push-Ups and stuff)
  • Listen (or read) something motivating 46-minutes each day
  • Make calls (cold-calls) at 8:46 a.m.
  • Weight 146 pounds

Stuff like that. Get it? Yes, weighing 146 might not be possible (or healthy) and I will never do 46 pull-ups in a day (even if I did 2 each hour …they are so difficult). But it’s simply about finding your meaningful number and building routines and plans around it. Turning 50? Project50. Get creative. Get living.

Wanna play along and support each other. Below is where I am.

(231) 660-1491 mbl
Snapchat: donkowalewski

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