1. Celebrated 1 year of working for my company and 1 year of dating my boyfriend. Since graduating in 2011 and beginning the life of a "grown-up", I've seen a lot of personal growth in myself. The first few months, I was a disaster (well okay, it wasn't that bad, but there were some emotional issues I was working through). I finally was able to see how my actions were affecting the relationships around me. Starting in 2012, things are taking shape and I am happy and comfortable and making better decisions for myself.
Me and Daniel at the Shops at Legacy in November
2. I lost 10 pounds! This was a huge accomplishment that I wasn't even planning for. I started the year trying to lose about 5 pounds, so I began increasing my exercise and examining what I ate. Now I'm a happy 135 pounds. Before my brother's wedding in September 2011, I was 150 pounds. Now, the clothes I was wearing then fall off of me. I feel stronger and empowered about my health.
3. I ran my second half marathon and cut 20 minutes off my time from the year before. After that, with Daniel's support, I caught the running bug and together we ran one 10k and six 5k races. My 5k time improved from 29:58 to 27:40 in 5 months. My training has improved tremendously with Daniel encouraging me along the way. I've spent the last 2 months building a base of miles in preparation for a third half marathon. I can't wait to see what next year brings!
Crossing the finish line at the Bearathon (3/24/12)
My goals for 2013 include still finding the right spiritual place in my life as well as a million running and fitness goals that I am still narrowing down. I will have a better list of resolutions by the end of the week. Happy New Year! What is your resolution for 2013?