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How I made 2011 amazing:

Thursday, December 29, 2011

It's been a rough year. I've hit walls, fallen on my face, been crushed, life turned upside down but I never stopped getting up, I never stopped fighting! I've learned to stop trying to be so perfect. That it's okay to embrace my darkness as part of who I am. I view it as strength rather than a weakness, it is not shameful. To me it is powerful. I realized that where I fall is when I find my strength to fly. This is where my motto of 'Fall into the darkness, Fly into the Light' has come from.
I've embraced this strength and in doing so have found a mental strength I had lost. The strength to run further, harder, and faster. To lift heavier and make the impossible possible. To push myself passed the pain to a place where there is no 'I can't', a place where there are no excuses, a place where the only thing between me and my goals is myself.

With this new, stronger, healthier mentality I was able to accomplish more than I'd set out to do at the beginning of this year. I reached 155 lbs, a weight I haven't seen in years, I fit back into Miss Me Jeans :D (not size 31or 30, but 29s!) I've lost 23 lbs and gained at least 10 hard pounds of muscle. I earned a healthy BMI. I have a new respect for a healthy lifestyle, balanced diet, and routine fitness. I am more carefree, organized, and have become a better me in general. I've grown stronger, wiser, and happier. I am lighter, healthier, and more positive.

With all the challenges and hardship this year threw at me, I fought, I won!

I am thrilled that I made 2011 amazing! Looking forward, I plan on making 2012 even better!!!

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    Your amazing Siena, so proud of you and I can't wait to see what this next year brings for all of us. Glad to be on this journey with motivators like you.
    2248 days ago
    You've done so great, and I know you'll make 2012 even better. Having a great year when nothing bad is happening is a good thing, but making it a great year even while stuff happens is GREAT.
    2248 days ago
    As I have told you before, you have had an amazing transformation for you in 2011. I am in awe of all that you have done for yourself, your body and your health.

    Way to go! Keep moving forward and keep challenging yourself.

    You are AMAZING!!
    2248 days ago
    Congratulations on a good year. Good luck in 2012!
    2248 days ago
  • SBEAR5
    Sounds like a great year! Thanks for being such a great inspiration to the rest of us! :)
    2248 days ago
    Thanks for sharing
    2248 days ago
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