Year-in-review posts are inevitably cheesy and self-indulgent so I went back and forth on whether or not to write one. A lot happened in 2011 though so I hope you’ll bear with me as I reminisce on what ended up being the year of crazy awesomeness.
I waited to post this blog for one reason: One year ago today I randomly decided to get my ass off the couch and on to a treadmill. In that time, I’ve lost 75 pounds. 75 pounds! It doesn’t even seem real, or possible. It’s hard for me to put into words what this journey has been like. I tried in this blog post when I hit the 50-pound mark but even that didn’t quite do it justice. To sum it up: I feel better in every way possible. I’ve still got 15 more pounds to lose but I’m more motivated than ever to keep going!
The other big change in my life was deciding to make a career move. I was lucky enough to work with some amazing people in my last job and am fortunate to have landed with a great team in my new position. And my second day in the new gig, I got to drive a semi-truck. Gotta love it.
Other notables from 2011:
- I vacationed alone for the first time down in Tybee Island and Savannah. I loved every minute of my trip and would definitely recommend traveling alone if you haven’t done it before.
- I played fantasy football for the first time and quickly became obsessed. And I dominated: League champion, regular season champion and highest scoring team! Did I mention I’m obsessed?
- I had a great time in Asheville visiting my brother. You should seriously consider it for your next vacation spot. Asheville has something for everyone.
- And I… made a Sexy Rexy foot face sign for Pierre Garcon, went to the Indy 500 for the first time, saw my favorite singer Adele in concert, cheered on my brother as he graduated college, traveled to Austin, volunteered with the Women of Hope event that raised more than $365,000 for breast cancer research, bought more art than I have wall space for, attended my last ever Harry Potter midnight showing, experienced the suite life at a Colts game, went to the very top of the Indiana Statehouse and was chosen as a finalist for Indy’s Best and Brightest Award in the Government category.
Crazy awesome, right? Can’t wait to see what 2012 brings!