In 2018, I:
– Accidentally competed in my first CrossFit competition, the Cast Iron Classic. I say “accidentally” because I was actually signed up to volunteer, but someone dropped out on one of the beginner teams, so I changed into my workout year and joined them!
– I also intentionally competed in my first individual competition, the Festivus Games, and came in third place!
– I also competed in the CrossFit Open for the second year in a row. I went into the Open with no expectations, especially knowing I was significantly fitter than 2017.. and I definitely showed some improvements! It can be tough to not get caught up comparing yourself against other people (even against yourself from previous wods/years).. but I’m happy with my progress, with my skills, and with my overall fitness.
– November marked a full year of eating AIP-style, and the changes have been so wild. I’ve lost a significant amount of weight in the previous year, but more importantly I feel SO MUCH better, physically and mentally! I have more focus, I wake up feeling refreshed, I have more energy… and all of those things are way more important than my dress size or body weight. If you’re struggling with your body and nutrition, I highly recommend exploring what you’re fueling your body with. (And feel free to reach out if you need any support or have any questions!)
– In 2018, I set a goal to finish 5 quilts, and I definitely accomplished that over the summer. I’m not sure why I chose to start working on the quilts during the hottest months of the year in an apartment with very little air conditioning.. but at least I accomplished my goal!
I made some people happy with some gifts, AND I was able to finish up some projects that have been sitting around in my cupboard for what feels like forever. And at my husband’s suggestion, I started this blog to share my projects! (Still don’t really know how I feel about the blog, but we’ll see what 2019 brings).
– I visited some pretty awesome places in 2018, including New Orleans, Minneapolis, Toronto, and the UK.. but I think my favourite moments were spent hanging out with the family. We visited with my side of the family at a lake house in Alberta, and we also spent time with the husband’s side of the family in Texas.
While we were in Texas, I had many moments of “Wow, I wish we lived here and this was always our life”… and then I realized.. we could MAKE it our life. So we started the first phase of the paperwork to make the move down to Texas. It’s a long process involving a lot of waiting, which isn’t exactly my style. I’m too excited to start actually living a life together with a house and pets, and of course a dedicated sewing room. And a garden. Sign me up for the Southern housewife life, please!
2018 was pretty great, but for whatever reason.. I find myself really not caring about setting goals (intentions, resolutions, whatever you want to call it) for 2019. I’ve been slowly burning out over the past few weeks, so maybe I’ll feel differently once I have a chance to recharge post-holiday.. but to be honest, I’m heading into the new year as the same me, and I’m totally okay with that.