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Bring On 2015!!!

Posted: December 30, 2014 in Miscellaneous
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Hi Girls and Guys!  I cannot believe that another year is coming to a close…I guess it is true that the years seem to go faster and faster as you get older (Ahem…well, so I’m told anyway).  This post is just as much for me as it is for you.  In my opinion, reflecting on the past year is a great thing to do.  What was good, what didn’t go as planned, and what are some personal goals going forward.

Thinking back, I can’t believe that I actually made it through 2014 without going off the deep end.  2013 ended horribly for me; just before Christmas, I made a bold decision to quit my job.  The night of Christmas was a moment that I will never forget.  I unfortunately watched my mother die a sudden and premature death.  To be honest, the first half of 2014 is a blur to me.  My father initially did not handle the death of my mother very well and ended up in the hospital after mixing up his own medications. Shortly thereafter, my grandmother passed away.  In the midst of all this, I obtained my personal trainer certification, started a new job, and also started a personal business.  What the hell was I thinking?

I made the decision to hold off on any competitions this year knowing that my head and my heart just weren’t in it.  I certainly didn’t need to add any additional stress.  I continued to train and eat healthfully of course…I honestly don’t know what I would have done without my training.  That was my therapy that got me through everything.  My momentary escape, my “me” time.

The last few months of 2014 weren’t the best either.  I battled through several injuries as well as my own health scare.  I’m definitely not trying to start a pity party here, but rather use it as a reminder of my blessings.  I must say that it has brought my family closer together.  So, I am thankful for my family and friends that support me, I am thankful for my job and business that allow me to be there for my daughters, I am thankful for my health and that I am recovering well from my injuries, I am thankful for a roof over my head and a warm bed to sleep in, I am thankful I have a great place to train, I am thankful for my amazing sponsor Top Secret Nutrition that supplies me with great support and top notch supplements, and I’ll admit, I am damn thankful that this year is over!

I guess it’s true, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger…so, for 2015, I am going to be one strong mother!  Who’s with me?