Happy New Year 2017 – Recap and Goals


Happy New Year! I can still say that as long as it’s still January, right? Right! To say I haven’t written in a while would be an understatement. Let’s break down what happened leading up to and after the new year.

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For New Year’s Eve we enjoyed the Boston First Night ice sculptures around the city. Of course I wasn’t looking at the camera when Joe took this photo.

December Photo Challenge

My December Photo Challenge was a huge success! There were 745 posts using the hashtag #DecemberPhotoChallenge16 and I loved meeting new people and seeing all the photos. It went a long way in reminding me to post to Instagram daily. Unfortunately that is a habit I have since fallen out of again heading into the new year.

Trusting the process

I wrote recently about trusting the process related to my physical therapy. The post was about how I was improving even if I haven’t fully healed. Unfortunately my physical therapist told me on our last session in December that she thinks I need more X-rays. Essentially, while my ROM is improving and my pain isn’t as severe, she doesn’t know what else to do. She thinks I may have a hip impingement and has referred me back to my PCP.

Effects on exercise

This really took away a lot of my steam over the holidays. I didn’t work out because I was so disappointed and wasn’t sure what to be doing. I ran once, right at the beginning of the new year, but just wasn’t really feeling it. Luckily I have since gotten a referral from my PCP to an orthopedist. I have also started dipping my toes into some new workouts.

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New Year, new shoes.

Trying new things

That leads me to my goal for the new year. Right now it doesn’t seem like powerlifting is something I’ll be able to do again anytime soon. That really frustrates me, but it is what it is. While running is always a fall back, it isn’t as fun for mas it used to be. This year I’m going to branch out and try more new workouts.

I’ll have more posts soon about the workouts I’ve tried so far and if any of you are local to Boston and have ideas for me, I’m all ears! I need to find some creative ways to stay active until I can get back to the type of workouts I love most.

How were your holidays and new year celebration? Do you have any goals for 2017?

Keep fighting,

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  1. // Reply

    Happy New Year!! I loved the photo challenge and seeing other peoples posts- though I was jealous of the snow and cold weather vs.VERY humid in NZ!
    Hope you can start back at powerlifting at some point- I was in a forced break post surgery this time last year and it was so hard to motivate myself into doing anything (which was not good….)
    My big goal for this year is to run a half marathon in under 3 hours- still working on building up my running but I’ve got a few coming up that I’ll walk/run 🙂

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      That’s such an awesome goal!! I’ll be cheering you on from afar! 🙂

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    I understand how frustrating health related setbacks can be.

    Good for you on continuing to stay motivated.

    I’m always up for fun group exercise classes, so let me know if you want a buddy for one. Have you ever tried BollyX?

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      I haven’t ever tried it! Is it fun?

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    Well,experience is the best teacher. We make mistakes but we learn from it.Time to let go and face a new day ahead.

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