Monday, December 31, 2012

A Look back on 2012 ~

2012 -  I made some great new friends, realized I can not do this alone - I need my accountability partners - It was quite a ride that I think has just prepped me for CRUSHING IT in 2013

These were my goals from my post 12/30/11

Make Money ~  I have to put this at the top ~ right now broke even looks good ~ I am sub broke ~ like po. I have spent the last year focusing on myself and putting my fitness first and work on the back burner. While I didn't make the money that I wanted to make I know this year was a launching pad for making my financial goals come to fuition in 2013
 ~ Starting 1/2/12 ~ I will be in the office at least 5 days a week from 9 to 5 or something like that (real estate is really flexible)
I worked like a dog this year and worked much more than this
~ If I have not made $$ by May 10th I will toss in the towel on this career and get a real job, le sigh.
Thanks to the support of Mo and having a new business plan - I extended this deadline and now know that there is nothing else I would want to be doing.

Get to Goal Weight by 1 year bandiversary 4/6/12~ 139  ~ I am 22 pounds away and this is killing me.  
~ Starting 1/2/12 ~ Back to band basics ... protein first, water water water, chew chew, listen to my band and portion control I am in the same spot I was this time last year - perhaps flabbier and a few pounds heavier....I would say this had a lot to do with new friends and putting a social life higher up on the ladder than working out and eating right - you play - you pay....eeekkk - I also have a hard time judging how much to eat when I am out and about the skinny people - they eat like crap and are skinny...This pisses me off and I tend to go one for one with them

Get Faster ~ Races
~ 666 Race bike Run bike ~ Canceled
~ Half Marathon off road  ~ uh
~ Schiff Scout Race Series 4 Races ~ off road  ~ these were also canceled
~ Firecracker 8k ~ 4th of July Weekend ~ I'm pretty sure it was hot as balls so I skipped it
~ VT 50!!! ~ yeah - didn't do this one
~ Serpents Back Duathlon ~ Did this one and crushed it
~ Mountain Man Biathlon ~ I was all set to do this but it was the day a little storm named Sandy was roaring into my 'hood

New Clothes/Makeup/Hair ~ this is all dependent on #1 ~ make money ~ cuz right now it ain't pretty...I got a new hair cut that I love - I rocked some cool new clothes and felt pretty bad ass. I would say this is the one thing that I did and did really well

Embrace my word and live it~ Really ~ like be secure in who I am and don't give a shit (honey badger) what others think.  The road ahead may get really bumpy this year but its cool because I'm rollin' off road anyway.  Halfway did this....will carry on building my confidence

My predictions for 2012 ~ 
I will reach my goal. not so much
I will make a bucket load of um ....not really
I will take a new path....nope
I will have a ton of fun!....HELL YEAH ~ I HAD A SHIT TON OF FUN THIS YEAR!

My Word Our Word ~ Dawnya and I are sharing~ I mentioned it on Tuesday but here it is for real:

Badass aka ~ Honey Badger 
1.Adjective: Used to describe one who totally owns who he/she is, is uninhibited in who they are and doesn't let what other people think affect his/her actions/decisions.

2.Noun: A person who is the best of the best at what they do professionally and/or personally. Being a Badass goes hand-in-hand with being self confident, secure and uninhibited. 



  1. Vanessa... you've come a long way from the beginning of 2012. You're getting there. Keep it up. I'm with ya on this journey. Print this tips out - carry them around. When you're out with friends sneak off to the bathroom and read them. Happy New Year.

  2. You know I'm in the same boat as you this year and we are going to have an even better 2013. :)

    I think you rocked this list. Think of it...if we got them all...what would we do this year? Ha! We got this. 2013 is all about getting to goal!

    *heart u Warrior!*

  3. Love it! Can't wait to see your 2013 list! I'm back to routine tomorrow and posting, and working out! Have a good night Honey Badger.

  4. I think you got the badass down pat and that attitude has done you well for the whole year!