Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Looking Back and Looking Ahead
*Note: I apologize in advance for the lack of spacing. Some setting has changed and I cannot figure it out and how to get the spaces in. They appear when I type the content, but not when I post.* Wow! What a year 2013 was. Some was good and some was not so good, but we made it through. So what did I accomplish in 2013? I set out a goal to obtain many certifications in 2013 and I did just that, plus some. In January I started my Yoga certification journey with YogaFit. As of now I have completed the following through them: Level I, Level II, Anatomy, YogaFit for Warriors, Prenatal, Kids, Props, and YogaFit Sweat. I was also able to obtain my RRCA Run Coach Certification as well as my USA Triathlon Level I certification. Both of these have been put to use. I had a new triathlon client this summer and helped her finish her first Olympic distance race. I also started a run group at my church and later this month will see several members cross the finish line of a half marathon. What a journey this has been. Some are seeking PRs and others are doing a half for the first time. Obtaining my ACE Personal Trainer Certification (along with the lay off from the job) propelled me to become a personal trainer for Texas Fit Chicks and start my own boot camp for women. While it has not grown yet to the level I'd like it to be, I really enjoy leading it and helping women accomplish their goals. While my goal for eating was to try a new recipe every week, I didn't quite get there. I did, however, probably try 25-30 new recipes, some of which have now been incorporated into my lunches and dinners on a normal basis. The one goal I did not reach that will go once again on my goal list for the year was to be able to do a pull up. I didn't really focus on that with everything else going on, but with my boot camp and all, I have gotten stronger and can get a little further than I could last year. I will continue to work on this and hope to be able to do a pullup by the end of 2014. 2013 Races Accomplished Houston 5K - 29:48 Houston Half Marathon with my Aunt - 3:19:30 Texas Independence Relay Cap 10K - 58:58 Ants in Your Pants 5K - 26:05 The Tri Doc's Wacky Costume 5K - 26:44 (1st in age group) Lake Pflugerville Triathlon - 1:27:34 Foam Fest 5K Workout Data for 2013 Swim - 79,370 yards in 28:47:55 Bike - 488.23 miles in 32:25:03 Run - 761.6 miles in 130:46:16 Strength Training - 7hr 50 min Boot Camp - 9hr 45 min Yoga - 120:53:25 (thats a lot of yoga!) Race Volunteering - 9 hours I also tried Zumba and TRX for the first time and did a little bowling and jump rope. Looking Ahead to 2014 With the loss of my job in 2013, I am still focused on finding a job in 2014. What that job looks like is still a mystery. Will it be full-time, part-time, back in the business world or in the fitness world? Only time will tell. I will be attending more YogaFit training this year and would love to fulfill my 200 hour RYT requirements. Whether that can happen or not will, in part, depend on the job situation and whether I have the money to afford it or not. I will of course continue my fitness education to help fulfill my CEU requirements and look forward to learning more things that can help my clients. I would also love to add another out-of-state marathon to my list and continue my journey to completing a marathon in each of the 50 states. Again, that will depend on the job situation and money. And yes, being able to do a pull up will be added back to the list. Must. Work. On. That. I will be doing a few races for sure and have others on the list of hopefuls, but not much planned at this point: 3M Half Marathon, 70.3 in Galveston and Lake Pflugerville Triathlon always make my list. I have a few other goals that I want to accomplish, but need to think about them in more detail and how I want to go about doing them, so I'm not ready to share just yet on those. One thing I will share is that I plan to move forward with my coaching business through Seigga Multisport, LLC. I hope to gain more clients and help people reach their fitness goals, whether it be doing a first race of any distance or reaching new PRs. Be on the look out for Seigga in the social media world - on a blog, facebook, instagram and twitter. I hope that 2014 brings each of you the hopes and dreams that you desire. Set a goal, make a plan, and step by step work toward it. Even if you don't quite get there, you will be further along in your journey and will have become a better person because of it. Here's to 2014!