I’m back! I missed blogging. I especially missed my blogging friends. It almost feels like I was missing a part of my family. I’m not sure how things will go this year, but I definitely want to get back into blogging. I may not be my strict three posts a week and I’m not sure how many recipes I’ll come up with as I feel like I have lost a bit of my creativity, but hopefully I can find it again.
I found it way too hard blogging while working full time. I last blogged in August and not only was I working full time, but I started training for a triathlon. It was an amazing experience, one of my favourites from last year, but it took a toll on me as I sometimes trained for 2 hours a day (on top of full time work). Sadly, the job did not work out. I gave it 9 months and decided it wasn’t a right fit for me. I’m not meant to sit at a computer all day. I do have to try and get another job, but I think I can manage on a part time job, which would be nice and still have time for blogging.
I’m not going to give a full review of 2017 – but here are some highlights for me.
San Diego (which also turned out to be my second best PR for half marathons)
Chicago with the fam:
My first bike race:
My first olympic triathlon!!!!
Hikes on top of the world:
Races with friends (and placing 2nd in my age group for the first time ever!):
I got to go home three times this year and see lots of my family, including going to my aunt’s wedding:
The biggest highlight of the year though, was all of the self care I put in. Learning to love myself the way I am. Towards the end of the year, I noticed some old disordered eating habits crop up and I noticed it pretty quickly and am getting the help I need. Instead of being burdened by this set back, I am grateful that I have the opportunity to work more with my body and treat it even better. I have some things I’d like to do this year, but no resolutions as they end up doing more harm than good for me. But here is a promise to my body for 2018:
Dear body, I promise to treat you better this year. I will not restrict. I will not over exercise. I will lead an active lifestyle because I enjoy it and it’s de-stressing, not because I think I need to burn calories. I won’t cringe when I see you in the mirror. I will enjoy all foods and not feel guilty about eating things I consider “junk”. I will give you more self-care. I will say no more. I will sleep more. I will read more. I will just be. And be happy with that. <3 me.
How was your 2017? What are you looking forward to in 2018? I look forward to reconnecting with my lovely blogging family!