I know I am a bit late on reflecting on 2017, but I was on Christmas break last week and just fully enjoying that. And I sat down last night to work, this post was on my to do list and… my excel spreadsheet I use to track my health and fitness business GONE! I accidentally deleted and yes deleted the trash folder too, spent all night trying to recover it with no luck. I then prayed about it and felt God telling me “it’s a brand new year with a complete new clean slate.”, still sucks though!
Any who not at all what this post is about. I wanted to take time to reflect on 2017 as so many amazing things happened!
In February I ran my first ever and pretty certain last half marathon! I am not at a runner by nature, but completing a half marathon was a bucket list item and I put it on my vision board for 2017. Not only did I want to complete it, but I wanted to complete it by running the whole thing and… I did! I was so dang proud of myself! The cherry on top was that I went through this whole experience with my mom and no doubt in my mind I would have stopped running at mile 6 if it weren’t for her!
Then in April my boyfriend and I went on our first ever solo vacation, not just any vacation either… an international vacation! We both did not travel much growing up and it’s something I especially have always wanted to do! I am a health and fitness coach with Beachbody and by helping people every month get started on a journey I earned this trip. We went to Punta Cana for 5 days and it was absolutely amazing!
Since starting my health and fitness journey the hardest thing for me personally is my eating, I just love food! So another goal of mine was to successfully complete the Ultimate Reset. I started sharing that journey on here and failed, sorry y’all! It’s basically a 21 day eating plan that completely resets your body in the very best way. It really helped my with some of the stomach issues I was having. It took LOTS of prep work, it took a lot of mental work, but it was so worth it. And again I asked my mom to do it with me and she did!!!
In June I got another chance to travel thanks to Beachbody! This time I went to New Orleans to attend my second Summit. Summit is once a year, it’s the biggest coaching event where we get to workout with celebrity trainers and learn from the top coaches! This year two of my personal sponsored coaches joined me and we had the very best time!
In July a brand new fitness program launched called Shift Shop and of course I had to do that! This is a 3 week program with a ramp up in workouts and a ramp down in your nutrition. Basically each week your workouts get longer and harder while your nutrition gets even more dialed in. The trainer of this program, Chris Downing, is so incredibly motivating and inspiring that the program is so good for your mind and soul too!!
In late July our family grew and I gained a niece. Sweet little Brinslee Rae made her entrance quickly and unexpectedly, but she was healthy!
In November I started a new job. I am now a speech language pathologist working in the school system (never thought I would do that), but I am finally working with deaf and hard of hearing kiddos! I am still adjusting to the new job and trying to get used to group therapy. The hours are amazing and having off two weeks for Christmas also amazing!!!
And in December well… I celebrated my 25th birthday and ended the year spending time with family.
2017 was an amazing year with lots of memories made. I did not accomplish everything I wanted to in 2017, but I did my best and at the end of the day that’s all you can ask for.
Here’s to 2018!