After a year of helping out behind the scenes with this blog I felt I wanted to contribute on a more personal level. So here I am. I know that I have posted a few times, but after reading so many other peoples journeys I have decided that I would articulate mine too.
I have taken a great deal of inspiration from individuals who’s blogs I have read and hope that I may be able to inspire individuals by sharing my stories.
If you had told me even 12 months ago that I would now be following a plant based diet, training for a triathlon and writing on a blog I would have laughed, but I’m doing all 3! Writing on a blog scares me. Training for a triathlon scares me (even more than writing on a blog). The only thing that I am truly comfortable with is following a plant based diet. Being an artist by trade where painting and drawing comes easily, writing and training doesn’t. Where I could paint a thousand words, putting it down on paper (albeit electronic paper) scares the pants off me. I have drawn pictures of athletes, but being one, again, frightens me.
So what am about? I am an indivduals who over the last 2 years has been on a journey of self discovery in order to live the happiest life I can. The road has been tough and long (it’s an ongoing process), but I am beginning to realise that it’s definitely worth it. I have discovered some amazing individuals along my journey (too many to mention in one go, but I will expand on these in further posts) and I have learned that in order to get the most out of life, you have to live it – all of it.
2017 for me is about making the most of things and I know that I will be testing myself both physically and mentally. I am strong, but I want to get stronger. I am an avid learner and spend a lot of my time listening and reading (just ask my husband about this one). I am a perfectionist which is why when I do something I have to give 100%. 99% is never good enought for me – its either all or nothing and I am now all in.
I have some major goals for 2017. Of these, I would class the following as way up their:
- Weight Loss – I am going to lose 20kg to get me to my race weight.
- Triathlon Training – Following from the weight loss, I am going to race my first triathlon this year.
- Plant Based – Continue to research the world of plant based living (even more than I have done).
- Blogging – I want to learn to write both competently and confidently and erase this fear I have over putting my words out there.
So that’s me in a nutshell. I know I have a lot to share and I hope that it will make for interesting reading. I am looking forward to these challenges and I know that I will achieve my goals for 2017. If you have taken the time to read this, thank you and I hope that you pop along again sometime.