Good Morning 2018!! Happy New Year!!!!!
I have received many emails this last week regarding New Years Resolutions with inquisitive minds seeking out my personal list.
Last year, I decided to stop making resolutions and opted to create a vision board. This way I didn’t feel pressure of immediately tackling a list of goals and feeling like I failed if I slacked off by February. My board was a creation of goals that I wanted to reach by December 31 of the year, so I had 12 months to “make it happen.” My board was posted in my home gym and every single day I was forced to see it, and envision the goals that I had set for myself.
How did it go? Some I achieved and some I wasn’t able to meet- and thats ok too. I had a multitude of things: First and foremost, I had a picture of Wes and I from a triathlon I completed four years before, and he was kissing me after the race with my trophy in hand. I used this as my vision for a strong and supportive relationship. Our relationship is stronger now than it has ever been! Don’t get me wrong, I give God all of the glory for my successes in everything I do, but I believe that God created a universe that works by our ability to “create our greatness” through the power of belief, faith and positivity. I also included a picture of myself with my CrossFit crew and envisioned wrapping up my final year coaching with the guidance and ability to help others reach their goals. The day that I left, my crew presented me with a plaque that each had signed, many listing goals and PR’s reached throughout their three years. This goal was met!! 💙
I envisioned completing a Spartan Tri-fecta, which began as just that, three races in one year. What I initially envisioned, turned into a Tri-fecta (+an additional race), with each race being in a different country (pretty f#cking awesome if I do say so).
However, as I said, some were not met. I had a vision of earning a pro-card in my WBFF bikini competition, well that didn’t happen. I fell two spots shy, but even still, I walked away with a 3rd place title and didn’t feel disappointed with my placing. I had a vision of finally reaching a 300 pound deadlift and fell shy by 30 pounds. I had a vision of reaching PR’s in my snatch, but opted for breast augmentation instead (ok, I call that a win 😉). As a whole, 2017 was an amazing year! I feel that I accomplished and achieved greatness, and overall, I ended the year feeling proud.
This year’s board, as of now, is a list that is stored in my iPhone. I will begin creating my board once we are in our new home💜. For 2018, I envision SO MUCH GREATNESS 🙏 . At the center of my board will be my family. My vision doesn’t stop with my own personal goals, it includes the desires and wants of my family as well. Secondly, our home. We have been extremely blessed with the ability to move to our desired location and purchase our dream house, and my desire is to create an actual home filled with serenity and love (and with the most perfect of walk-in closets😉 -hey, visions include any desires of your heart and mine just happens to include a glam-closet).
I don’t have a personal goal set at the moment regarding competing; however, what I do know for certain is, whatever I choose this year, whether it be competing in bikini, competitive weightlifting or racing, I will bring my best self! I envision a successful final year in school, followed with an amazing location of internship. I envision growing my clientele and continual growth in guiding and coaching. Most of all, I envision a daily practice of self-love and self-awareness. Loving yourself is acceptable. It is ok to walk with your head held high and exude confidence, but awareness of how you act, speak and overall self-presentation is crucial.
Self-love without self-awareness is useless (that one took me a few years of practice).