It’s been quite the year so far, and I wanted to sum it up with you all as the New Year approaches and we start setting new fitness goals. I may have mentioned my situation in passing, but I wanted there to make sure I detail it here in case anyone was wondering. (Don’t front like you’re not curious!)

So, we went through the painful experience of getting our basement finished. It looks really awesome now, but the situation was less than ideal at the same time. I’ve mentioned before that I tend to slack off in the fall (AKA football season; your girl is obsessed!!!), then come back with a vengeance in mid-late December or January. The problem, last year, was that we started the basement renovation in January. So, after having taken September through December off, my usual start time was pushed back 3 more months!

A little background on my body type. I’m 5’8″ and I’m thin; always have been. And when I gain weight, you really can’t tell. (Thanks, Mom & Dad!) It usually collects in my mid section, which isn’t a big deal because the months that it builds up are months that I’m covered in sweaters because it’s cold out! *glares at Mother Nature*

But I don’t want you to think that fitting into pants is the only reason I workout. I love the rush too! When you finish and are dripping & pouring w/ sweat is one of the best feelings in the world! It gives you a ton of energy and puts you in a great mood! I understand that isn’t the case for everyone, but it is for me and if you try and change your mindset, you may find that helps!