Why is it that whenever I get close to a Birthday, I start thinking of all the things I WISH I had accomplished in the past year?  However, I hardly ever think of what I DID accomplish???  HHMMMM!!!  Well, today I am going to reflect on the past year for a few moments.

I have to start with March 23rd, when I took part in Biggest Loser Club/Pound for Pound Challenge that aired on April 19th!  Got to spend the day with the wonderful Jackie Joyner Kersee and Carrie Kimber and the rest of the QMG crew:)

Turned 40 on April 9th – LIVED to tell about it:)

Celebrated Tony and I’s 8th Wedding Anniversary on April 19th by watching the Quincy PFP/BLC spot during The Biggest Loser!

April 30th, I ran my first marathon in 4:50:19.

2 weeks later on May 14th, I ran the Bridge the Gap half marathon for a PR of 2:11:20.

July 29th, I was the Race Director for my first race as a member of the HRRWC, Run For The Cross!

August 6th, took part in my first Back to School Help Fair with Jackie Joyner Kersee to promote health and fitness to children.

September 17th, I met up with a FABULOUS group of people from the Biggest Loser Club and NovoWellness in Asheville, NC for a 5k and a Wellness Seminar that was a great inspiration as to WHY I want to live a healthier life and promote healthy living to others.

October 15th, started a 90-day challenge at Legacy Martial Arts, which would be a HUGE changing point in my health and fitness goals.  I had never worked out in a group setting, and I found it to be VERY inspiring and give me that extra “push” that I needed to keep me going strong.

By the end of 2011, I had laid out a plan for a wonderful year of fitness year in 2012.  So far it is going pretty well, despite still dealing with a hip injury that started back in August of 2011.  I have been working more on building muscle, and have put on quite a bit of muscle in the last 3.5 months.  I am now working on leaning back out.  I have found Pauline Nordin’s Fighter Diet to be very helpful, and think it seems to fit my goals of being muscular and lean ALL THE TIME, so will continue on with it even after I take my after photos for the current challenge I am in and see where it takes me.

So, all in all, I guess being 40 has turned out to be a pretty darn good year!  And I plan on making 41 just as good if not BETTER!

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