2011 was certainly an amazing year. Although I’ve always been interested in fitness and have regularly worked out, this was the first year that I took it to a whole new level. I learned so much about how to train, how to fuel my body and how to balance a hardcore fitness routine with work, friends, a relationship, community service and family. I feel very lucky to have lived a very healthy life in 2011 and even more glad that I had good friends and an amazing boyfriend to share in my fitness journey.
Here are some of my highlights:
January – Wrote my first Fitness Fatale (then called Femme Fatale: Conquering a Marathon with P90X) blog entry! Achieved my goal of a sub-2 hour half marathon and started P90X.
February – Didn’t drink alcohol, soda, coffee or eat any white bread/pasta, cookies, candy, etc. for an entire month during Phase 1 of P90X. Lost 8.5 lbs in the first 4 weeks! Officially started training for my first marathon and did my first double workout day (P90X in the morning, run in the evening).
March – More P90X and half marathon/marathon training. Mike turned 30 and we jumped out of a plane to celebrate!
April – Did my first unassisted pull-up. Ran the La Jolla Half Marathon in 1 hour 54 minutes, 5 minutes faster than I ran Carlsbad 3 months earlier, thanks to P90X! Finished P90X with a total weight loss of 10.8 pounds and 2.25 inches off my waist. Gained a new sense of confidence in my body and fitness ability.
May – Became a Team Beachbody Coach so that I can help others achieve their fitness goals! Ran 18 miles through 4 cities with Mike and also ran the longest run of my life wtih my running group, The Vavi Running Club.
June- Finished my first ever marathon with two great friends by my side in 4 hours and 2 minutes! Road a road bike for the first time in my life and competed in my first triathlon, a practice beginner tri put on by the Tri Club.
July- Competed in my first sprint triathlon and signed up for my first Olympic triathlon, Half-Ironman and Ironman all in one day (and my credit card got shut off from spending too much!)
August – Ran the AFC Half Marathon nearly 10 minutes faster than the prior year and also recevied the Triple Crown medal for competing 3 San Diego half marathons in 1 year. Was the 3rd woman to finish the TriClub Beginner Triathlon.
September – Finished 3rd in my age group at the TriRock Olympic triathlon.
October – Started coaching Girls on the Run and also started the Insanity Beachbody program. Biked my first half century ride. Wrote my 100th blog post.
Thanks to everyone who reads my blog! This has been such an action packed year for me and I know that 2012 will be even better!
What was your favorite fitness achievement of 2011?