December 31, 2015

A Lean, Mean, 2015 Machine

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Here we are at the end of 2015. Can you believe the year is over? I know everyone says the same thing every year, but honestly I truly feel like yesterday was April. Our summer flew by so fast and suddenly the fall was over in the blink of an eye. While 2015 wasn't nearly as go, go, go as 2014 it was still a keep it moving kind of year. I already recapped my full year however, I find summing up my year in one post really brings everything full circle at the end of the year. I'll try not to get nostalgic as I take a look back to the 365 days that were 2015. #takingalookback #thankyou2015
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2015 became my year of doing and so many amazing opportunities came our way because we were open to trying new things, changing things up and saying yes to challenges. We took a lot of kickball trips with a brand new team and it was a much less frustrating year as a whole. Of course there were ups and downs on the playing field and with teammates, but that's life right? I made great catches, helped my team on offense and really played well all year. I was nervous about joining the team we did, but in the end it the team was a perfect fit and Le Husband, the sissys and I were able to send our kickball careers off with a bang. #timetoretire #thankyouforeverthingkickball #manimold

Speaking of a bang, this year I worked my @$$ off to get a banging body. What started as a 'hey you wanna try this' question to Le Husband turned into a complete lifestyle change and one I wish I had tried out earlier in life. Whole30 finally gave me the body I've wanted for years and the program helped me break away from my previous food mentality. I finally got back down to my wedding weight and was able to really see abs for the first time since college. It wasn't easy, it wasn't always fun but it was 100% worth it. I credit Whole30 with helping me achieve my 2015 fitness goal of running the Spartan Sprint in the elite category and helping me get over the obstacles, mentally and physically.
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My year of yes found me trying something completely out of my comfort zone when I decided to attend Les Mills BODYPUMP training. The weekend was a huge learning experience and receiving my certification in August was such a high after all of my hard work. I've been in front of classes a few times and have been told I'll have two next year which I am so excited about teaching. I never expected to work in the fitness world but this opportunity is one I'm enjoying for the moment so we will see where it takes me. Who knows, maybe I've found my career path.

There were ups and downs like every year, but this year was a bit less dramafied. So many of my dear friends welcomed beautiful babies into the world and I was so thrilled to meet my BOFF's baby Evie. Le Husband and I are still on the same page regarding kids, we want them but not quite yet. We still have a few bucket list items we want to check off before being parents and we are slowly making moves to get them done. I tried out new hairstyles, make up styles and began experimenting a bit more with fashion as well. It's nice feeling more confident in myself and growing older has helped me learn who I am and what I want out of life. #collectmemoriesnotthings #dontletthedramagetyoudown #bewhoyouare

All in all 2015 was a pretty fantastical year. We traveled, learned new recipes, tried new challenges, set new goals and made new friends. There was a lot of growing done and I know we will continue to grow as the years pass. The end of 2015 found us making a big decision and finally putting our plan into action. I'm talking huge, life changing and excitingly scary.
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Our year started off with multiple trips and will be ending with a big trip, too. As you're reading this, I'm getting ready to celebrate NYE on a cruise with my family for Mama B's 60th birthday! YES, a NYE cruise, how fun, right? Mama B is the bestest and we all wanted to celebrate her big milestone in a big way so we put this cruise together earlier this year. I can't wait to tell you all about our Caribbean cruise down to Mexico, Belize and Honduras. I hope you all have a wonderful and safe night celebrating New Year's Eve. Cheers to the ending of a fabulous year and double cheers to the start of a new one.


18 comments:

Katie @ Champagne and Suitcases said...

Have a great time on your cruise and I'm sure 2016 will be just as fulfilling as 2015!

Jenn said...

AH! A cruise! So jealous! I hope you have an amazing time and 2016 is just as sweet to you! Enjoy! xox

BLovedBoston said...

Happy New Year sweet friend! I hope you're having the best time on the cruise!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

happy NYE girlfran! i loved following along this year and can't wait to see what 2016 has in store for you. congrats on your bodypump again, not to mention your whole 30 success. you're fabulous!

Elle Sees said...

so many blessings and great times for you! happy birthday to your mom and enjoy that cruise. pop some bubbly for me!! cheers!!

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

I've loved reading all about your exciting adventures this year, and major props to you for being able to make the change for Whole30! I hope you have a blast on your NYE cruise celebrating your wonderful mother, and I can't wait to hear all about it! Hopefully 2016 will be another wonderful year for the books!

Courtney@PancakesandSparkles said...

Have a great time ringing in 2016 on a cruise, can't wait to hear all about it. I am trying whole30 on Monday, you've inspired me to try it! I hope it pays off. Happy New Year!

Candace Shiflet said...

Awh I'm glad joining that team turned out to be better than you expected! And girl your working out really paid off!! Your workout posts always inspire me to push myself more to get the body that I want, so thank you! Happy new year!! Seriously have SO much fun on your cruise!! xo C

Veronica-VeroSays! said...

Your year was amazing! So nice you see abs, I'll have to work harder in 2016 to ever see those haha! Have fun on your cruise!!!!

Launna said...

Happy New Year, I wish you much success and joy in 2016 and beyond xox

Trac~ said...

Happy New Year! Enjoy your cruise - we LOVED that same route you are taking. Roatan Hondurus is beautiful and we had a blast ziplining through the jungle in Belize. And of course, you can never go wrong when it comes to Cozumel, Mexico! Have a safe trip! I can't wait to see your pictures! Cheers to a wonderful 2016! :)

Myra said...

Have the most wonderful time on your cruise, lovie!! Can't wait to see all the fun and adventures that 2016 brings for you!! xo

Emily said...

Happy New Year!! Enjoy every second of your cruise (like that'll be hard...;))

Jen said...

Enjoy your cruise, you deserve it dear friend!!!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Super jealous of your cruise! My favorite way to travel, enjoy every second of it gurlie! Cheers to an amazing 2016 <3

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Nikki said...

Happy New Year! You have had a fabulous year!

Lindsay at Lindsay'sSweetWorld said...

Have an amazing time on your cruise!! Soooo much fun!

Sara Elizabeth said...

Yay for an amazing 2015 and a rockin' body! Post wedding weight for the win!! Love that you celebrated your mama's 60th in style! My mom and my favorite cousin are already planning their big-0 birthdays - two years from now!! ;) here's to an amazing 2016 with bucket list fun!