2014 Reflections

I rarely take time to reflect - I'm a forward mover! But I've realized how important it is to look back and appreciate a year. And what a year this has been!
Thank you for being on this journey with me. Bringing this daily blog back into my life has been one of the best decisions I've made in a long time. I appreciate your help and advice so much. Thanks for checking in!

Are you who you were a year ago?

First and foremost no I'm a wife now! Yikes! Still gets me every single time I say - "my husband". I think it's also mostly weird because in my friend circle I'm now known as the "married one".
Being married honestly hasn't really changed anything about our relationship. Although I do feel like we have started our own mini family and that we are no longer just a couple but a team. We've never been happier together and I'm looking forward to some great adventures ahead!

What was your biggest lesson in 2014?

Breaking my foot taught me a lot about patience, the importance of family and how to bounce back. If I didn't have my Dad and Matt to help get through the summer of Bod Squad there wouldn't have been one! I am beyond grateful for their help in particular.

I decided to take the time I needed to properly recover and rest at every opportunity. This was SO foreign to me and it was wild to see how lack of movement completely changed my personality. I was snappy, quick to criticize and generally miserable. Once I realized that my attitude absolutely sucked I made a huge effort to see the positive. It worked.
My recovery is now at 110%. I feel absolutely zero side effects from my foot and I know have even more appreciation for health and movement than ever before!  

What is the best think you cooked all year?

I have been into cooking healthy food lately. Matt makes fun of me because he is absolutely the healthier eater in our household - he could live on spinach and boiled chicken with the odd beer and be a happy camper. Me not so much ... pizza is my all-time favourite thing ever.

But back to the question. I made these Amaze Balls inspired by Oh She Glows and they are SO good. I probably made about 10 batches since the summer. I love things that I can "bake" by throwing in the freezer ... that's my kind of baking!! 

What are you most looking forward to in 2015?

I'm looking forward to doubling my classes at Bod Squad. I had a mini freak out the other night - what if they don't fill up? What if nobody comes? What if I have tons of empty spaces?
Matt was really great, he reminded me that all I need is to just hit my bottom line target. It will take time to grow and that doesn't make Bod Squad look bad at all, in fact it's more time to focus on the people who do come. He's right - phew!

On the personal side of things we are dipping our toes into the potential world of homeownership. EKKK!! Real estate is a lot of fun ... and I bet it would be even more fun if you actually had money to afford it! We are in no rush but it is exciting to take baby steps in that direction.  

What was your favourite workout this year?

Besides Christiemas?! I really liked this park bench workout and have enjoyed moving it inside on a gym bench. It's quick, effective and absolutely delivers.

What was your favourite outfit this year?

I got a TON of miles out of this LBD from my favourite - lululemon! This dress defines my style in a nutshell - athletic classic. 

What are you most professionally proud of this year?

I have to say that I've never felt better about my classes and ability as a trainer. I've invested a lot of time into teacher trainings and actually going to classes to learn as much as possible. I'm looking forward to constantly learning new workouts and delivery methods.

I'm proud of getting back into blogging. I think I'm starting to find my voice here and I do absolutely love it. I am looking forward to continuing the posts in 2015. 

Next Steps

I will be back at the blog (and Bod Squad!) on January 5. Matt and I are going to the BEACH for a week and spending some time with our families over the next few days.

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year!! Looking forward to catching up in 2015!