Goodbye 2018 — Walking Down Memory Lane

I’ll Never Forget…

  1. The Friends I made — Thank you for coming into my life & supporting my goals, dreams and for being a friend to me during good and bad times — Ya’ll are the real MVPs. 
  2. The family get together’s — The memories I shared with all of my family that were part of my 2018, I love you guys & so happy and blessed that you guys made it through another year with me. 
  3. The job changes — I had to do what I needed to do to make things happen and I learned when you aren’t happy doing something, you have the power to change it, just have to look for other opportunities that will help build you & I also learned to not always jump at every opportunity because sometimes things need to be thought out before hopping on board — even if it means missing out. There will be other doors that will open, be patient.
  4. Having been hacked on social media — Thanks for hacking me hackers, ya’ll made it so I could start from scratch and challenged me mentally because after losing all my following, my pictures, my memories, etc, I didn’t think I would ever give it a go again because it just seemed to difficult of a task BUT GUESS WHAT? I did it! I started over and while I am no where near where I was to begin with, I am going to keep going after it. It  feels somewhat good to have to refresh and refocus my attention on building my business and empire once more — just don’t hack me again because I was extremely traumatized the first time, LOL
  5. Break ups & make ups — I am still single and while I wasn’t necessarily ready to have another long term relationship this year due to being stuck on an ex from 2017, I decided to do some dating around & learned that by lowering my standards, I am only hurting myself and the other person because I know what I need in a partner and as long as it is realistic, I should keep to it. I almost got myself in a relationship I didn’t want to be in due to me feeling bad after they poured out their liking for me. I lost their friendship but it was worth it if it means I don’t have to feel pressure to start a committed relationship with this person.I just have to learn to be patient, I am still young, there is no rush for love and as long as I have good friends, good family surrounding me and a positive outlook on life — I know when the timing is right, the person will walk in. 
  6. Seeing my ex from 2017 at a festival for the first time since our break up & contacting her on Thanksgiving —Nothing prepared me for this moment and I don’t think I could have prepared for it even if I had knew ahead of time she would be there. That was hard situation for me, because we don’t have a friendship and seeing her there with one of her exes was shocking but at least I knew she for sure moved on. When I contacted her on Thanksgiving aka her birthday, it was only because it was on my heart to apologize to her — and she answered and was very pleasant about it .. it made me smile a little to know she had my number still and appreciated the apology. I thought maybe I would get an apology as well, but couldn’t be as lucky LOL anyways, maybe I can finally move on mentally from that relationship and allow myself to be free of the pain now. I guess I got the most closure  I will get from it.
  7. Starting my own business & website — Neither is perfect and both will need work but hey, I am glad I did it, that’s the first step before anything else, hopefully 2019 allows for more big things for my business/website as a personal trainer.
  8. New places I visited— Nothing crazy like years prior but a few new places & I love travelling so I want to do it more often each year; starting in 2019! 
  9. Hitting a PR in my conventional deadlift at 305 lbs –– Huge deal to me, who knew I would hit 300 this year, so hopefully 400 will be the next big thing for 2019
  10. I read some good books —  I took some time to get a library card from our town library and then made time for reading & got to read some good books from Stephen King, I read the “Broke Milenninial” book — it was good too, I read some relationship building books & those were helpful and some of my inspiration for doing the 365 day self discovery post
  11. Paid off a credit card — yay! I was so happy when I paid off a credit card and my FICO score increased! 
  12. Paid off my car – Another big Hooray for me! I now own it & it saves me money and feels good, I am finally adulting — small bit.
  13. My points from tickets have fallen off  & no car accidents — I feel like this is awesome because at one point I had 6 points (half way til I was suspended) from getting speeding tickets. lol but now I drive much better and do little speeding. & having no accidents is always a good thing! 
  14. New songs I have fallen love with — added to my spotify playlist — I loved some of the new music I have heard this year, added many of them on my spotify account (I am huge into music)
  15. Went to my FIRST Metal band/Scream O concert – Who knew I would like this type of music, but I learned that some of it is actually really good when I understand what they are saying or can relate to the rage
  16. I have a savings account again — and have money in it, good amount of money in it and I am now more accountable with adding money to it weekly or biweekly 🙂 it feels good! 
  17. I finished watching all of the Game of thrones series: && I am excited for the new season to start in April! I love the show! 
  18. I went to the movie theater alone — It was on my bucket list of things I wanted to do, and I did it! was excited because it wasn’t as bad as thought it would have been — it was fine 😀 I survived. 
  19. Still blog — Hey! I am still on wordpress and blogging, another year to be thankful for keeping at it and loving it. 
  20. The many things I overcame to be here right now.. I’ll never forget those obstacles 
  21. Went to Cedar point for the first time since like middle school & took my youngest brother for the first time — He loved it, and I enjoyed it. I am a wimp but always get on rollercoasters anyways and he enjoyed himself on the coasters and was just as scared as me but was very brave! ❤ 
Happy New Year’s 
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Happy Independence Day!

Happy Fourth of July To All Of You!

 

 

Happy Memorial Day

Memorial Day Monday

So I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day Today!

I know for some it doesn’t have much meaning behind it but for me, it is a blessing to be in a country where I have freedoms that other countries may not have them, and it is a blessing that I have people who fight for me in wars that I know, I could not take on myself. I suppose Memorial Day has different meanings to different people and some may not even recognize it, but I want to say a special thank you to all the vets for your service and continued service for our country. 

 

Shay-lon 

No Slack on the Holiday

Just because it is St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t mean I slack off.. well maybe I slacked a little bit but not only did I make it to the gym, I had my mom and youngest brother attend with me! Yay! 😀 

 

My workout was shorter, because I was at the gym for a hour and half unlike my normal 2-4 hour sessions because I didn’t want to hold my family hostage in the name of gains today ❤ 

 
 
  • Sumo deadlift: 3 x 3

 

  • 70% of 90% of 1RM: 155 lb
  • 80% of 90% of 1RM: 175 lb
  • 90% of 90% of 1RM: 200 lb, 8 max reps

 

  • Barbell front squat: 5 x 8-10, 85 lb
  • Barbell box squats: 5 x 8-10, 210 lb
 

 

Thanksgiving 2017!

  1. What is your favorite dish at Thanksgiving?
  2. What is your least favorite dish at Thanksgiving?
  3. Any Thanksgiving traditions? 
  4. Do you have a recipe you make on Thanksgiving everyone loves?
  5. Will you have someone to spend your Thanksgiving with this year?
 

I am thankful for all of you! Enjoy Your Turkey Day!