Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The First Day

January 1, 2013

I am happy to say I have entered into 2013 exactly the way I imagined I would.

The year 2012 was a year of transition, a year of change and a year of growth. Yes, there were bad times and to be honest I would feel bad for someone who could go through a whole 365 days and not have bad times. Having things in life that are worth being upset over, that are worth tears and aggravation, that are worth fighting for… those may seem like “bad times” but the fact that I push through and fight makes me realize that I am lucky to have those things to fight for. I have lost loved ones… one way to soon, way before her time was up… however I have to remember that these are things that I can not control. I must remember and be thankful that I was blessed to have them in my life for the time that I did. I use my loved ones positive energy and the anger that comes with loss as fuel to make my own  fire burn bright. There will always be “bad times” its what you make of it that matters.

Overall I would say this was a great year for me. I look back and think of where I was in January of 2012 and what I wanted to accomplish in the year… and damnit… I think I did a pretty freaking good job at sticking with my goals. On the “fitness” level, I completed my first year of CrossFit, competed in quite a few competitions, hit some great PR’s, set new ones… all very “measurable” things…  More than that, I have developed many wonderful friendships that I cherish so much, I have (really) gotten myself into the best shape I have ever been in in my life, I have pushed myself harder, challenged myself more and made myself happier than I could ever have imagined. On a “professional” level, I have completed my first huge job as a project manager, I have risen to every challenge put in front of me, I have developed new relationships and my confidence at meetings and presentations has grown so much because I know I am giving my 110%. On a “personal” level, I have continued to be open and honest with Hubs, my parents and my family and friends. My relationships are growing, strengthening and I have really started to embrace the fact that change is OK. I struggled with that for a long time… I wanted everything to stay the same. What I didn’t realize is how bad I needed to change myself.

Today is a new day. It is day 1 of 365 days. My resolution is to look back on January 2013 and feel even better than I do today and know that I gave my 110% to get there. 

  

I am going to post the December WODs that I missed posting... but I wanted to get off with a fresh start this year! 

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