I’ll admit I was happy to close the book of 2016. I ended Chapter 12 (December) with having emergency surgery on my birthday of all days. I had many personal challenges from unemployment to health in 2016, but you know what?! I survived all 366 days of 2016.
In 2016, I hit all the goals I set for myself at the start of the year:
– Get my health on track (still a work in progress)
– run a 10k-run a half (21.1km) and
-obtain a new PB in my 5k (which I did)
I reached my goal of losing over 100lbs just before Christmas, I truly know that hard work does pay off and if you love yourself enough it’s always will work out.
I truly did reflect the last day of the year and realized dreams became wants and wants became a goal, so I chased the goal down. So I can say I’m proud of myself for achieving my goals in 2016.
So here we are in a new book, 12 blank chapters and over 365 empty pages.
First off, I don’t do resolutions. I do goals.
I’ve set a few for myself already and because I’m a work in progress they get changed and new ones will be added throughout the book of 2017.
So far my goals for 2017 are as follows:
-Continue on track with my weight loss
-Find answers for my idiopathic anaphylaxis (this point I’m just remaining positive)
-Run my first ever full marathon (yes that’s over 42kms!) and this run is going to be a runcation event
-Run 2 new runs
-Learn to love the weights at the gym.
As I said, I change my goals constantly and I do many things spur of the moment.
I will be running 4 half marathons in this year. A big change from just one last year, but I’m over the fear. I know I can do it. My first half in 2017 will take me on a road trip to Alabama in February.
2016, I’ve learned a lot about myself and this year I’m going to continue to keep loving myself, improving this version of me and being my own person. My path in life is mine to make.