Happy New Year family and friends!
2017 turned out to the be the best year of my life so far. There were ups and downs, but overall, significantly more highs. I had 3 main goals: Home Ownership, Get into a Healthy Lifestyle, get into a meaningful Relationship, and a handful of sub-goals. I accomplished 2/3 of the main goals. Early into the year, I crossed off the first main task and became a Home Owner for the very first time. This was a truly eye-opening experience. I love my house. The second goal was a big battle, but I knocked it out of the park and over exceeded anything I ever imagined. I went from being overweight and weak at 185 lbs to 130lbs in 6 months. I went from not being able to run at all and ran a Half-Marathon in under 2-hours. Nutrition was 85% of the battle, and “discipline equals freedom”. Embracing a Whole Food Plant-based lifestyle is game changing. My third goal definitely fell short. I haven’t had any kind of long-term meaningful relationship in my life thus far, and determined it was time. I signed up for a couple of online dating apps, went on a few blind-dates, and mixers, but all came up empty handed. Quite possibly, I was too occupied with the stresses up moving into my new home, getting settled and focusing on my personal health.
For 2018, instead of having 3 goals, I made it more streamlined to only 2. First, I want to continue on my health and wellbeing success and become an “elite version” of myself. I’d like to remain around 130lbs but lose 5% body fat and replace it with lean muscle. Also, I want to increase my upper body and core strength. To do this, I joined CrossFit. I have also signed up for a Full-Marathon and Spartan obstacle races. Second, now that I’ve settled in my home habits, and hit my general health goals in a sustainable manner, I can now put higher quality effort into nurturing a loving relationship. After some advice, I hand-wrote a very detailed sketch of what my ideal soulmate is.
Whether you had an awesome or terrible 2017, I would like to personally wish you all the best in the New Year!