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30 Before 30

Tomorrow is my 29th birthday and I'm really looking forward to it. 28 was kind of a crummy year and I looked back and felt like I didn't accomplish much. I didn't waste my year by any means but I definitely didn't accomplish as much as I would've liked. There were highlights for sure! It was a great year for my career. I taught massage therapy at the school I attended, I left my comfort zone and took a huge risk by starting a new job that I love and I'm so happy that I did! And to top it all off I've learned 3 new body treatments at the spa I work at! I grew tremendously and I'm incredibly thankful for that growth; but now it's time to start focusing on things other than my career. 

When I was younger I thought 30 was SO old! I couldn't imagine ever being 30. I figured by 30 I'd be living the life my parents were living at that age. Homeowners with 1 kid and 1 on the way, established careers and all that jazz. When I was young 30 seemed like the end! Time to be an adult, no more fun! But I was a kid and I was silly and I'm not a kid anymore; I'm 28 years and 364 days old ya know...I'm wise and mature...or something like that ;-) My wisdom and maturity have made me realize that though 30 isn't the end it is a major milestone birthday and I'd like to enter that decade of my life feeling that my first 30 years were successful and feeling proud of what I accomplished.

Though I probably won't be a homeowner within the next year and I definitely won't have 1 kid and 1 on the way, the hard work I put into my career during my 28th year of life does make me feel like I've got the "established career" part of being an adult out of the way. Now that I've tackled that major task I'm going to spend the last year of my 20's having fun, being a little silly (since of course I'll be super mature and boring when I'm 30...HA!!), challenging myself to hit goals I once deemed impossible and doing things I never dared to do; like wear a backless piece of clothing. Believe it or not, coming up with 30 things to accomplish before I'm 30 was actually a LOT harder than I expected it to be! I wanted my list to be an equal mix of challenging but achievable  fun and totally outrageous things.

So without further ado I present to you my 30 Before 30 list!! (How exciting that number 2 is already checked off!! WOO!!) 

  1. Get to goal!! (I'm not entirely sure what that number is but I know for sure I want it to be149, maybe less)
  2. Start a blog
  3. 2 pack abs (just a little definition, I'll probably NEVER have a 6 pack, and that's OK!! But definition? It IS possible!)
  4. Take a trampoline fitness class
  5. Boudoir photo shoot
  6. 3 half marathons
  7. Learn to do a head stand
  8. Take a hot yoga class
  9. 5k in under 30 minutes
  10. Pole fitness class
  11. Buy a car
  12. Save $5000 
  13. Work for Weight Watchers
  14. 365 days of meditation-at least 5 minutes.
  15. 1 month without the scale (I'll weigh in weekly but ask them not to tell me)
  16. Wear something backless
  17. Get a proper bra fitting 
  18. 5 minute wall sit
  19. 25 pushups without a break
  20. 5 pull ups 
  21. 25 minute 5K
  22. Rock climb (or rock climbing wall)
  23. 5 minute plank
  24. 50 situps
  25. At least 1 blog a day every day
  26. Buy new pots and pans
  27. Buy new dishes
  28. Paint something pretty (not like a bookshelf, but an actual piece of art) 
  29. Start learning sign language
  30. Spend a day at the spa (not the spa I work at, although I LOVE it there I want to have a day away from reality! I've never had a "spa day")
I'm excited for tomorrow and for the year that will follow. I know that at times I may want to give up but if there's one thing I've learned in the past 5 years on my weight loss journey it's that I am capable of change. I'm capable of overcoming obstacles and challenges and the only one standing in the way of my success is me; I also happen to be the key holder to my own success. I look forward to sharing this journey through this blog and on Instagram and I hope I inspire others to make similar lists! I hope you'll follow along as I set out to accomplish fulfilling dreams like getting to goal and outrageously silly things like a pole dancing fitness class!! I promise I'll include every single embarrassing detail...it's going to be quite a ride; one I cannot believe I'll be in the drivers seat for but I'm totally looking forward to. 

-t


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