WOW!!  Guys... can you believe we've made it to 2012?!!?  This year, 2011, has been simply AMAZING for me.  Words can not even begin to describe how my life has changed in the past year.  Lets rewind back to this time last year.  It was 2010, I was MAD.  I was mad at the world, I was mad at myself, I felt like my life wasn't my own, I wasn't happy in my own skin, I hated the way I looked and felt in my clothes, I was not in a good place.  Although, I was just as blessed last year as I am this year, I was so blinded by my own ego and self-loathing that I couldn't even see it.  Now lets fast-forward to the now.... I'm 35lbs and 3 pant sizes thinner, I've completed TWO 90 day Beachbody programs, TurboFire & P90X, I began my own fitness business and have transformed my physical AND financial situation by becoming a Beachbody Coach, I became a TurboKick fitness instructor because my love for the program TurboFire inspired me to want to help others feel the amazing transformation that I had with the program, I was able to secure 2 TurboKick classes with 2 different gyms this year and will be adding a 3rd in January.  Because of all of my goal setting, hard work and and determination, I was able to become more available to my family, my husband and my children and instill in them all these fantastic goals and habits. Because my husband saw my transformation with my journey to get healthy, he followed suit and also lost a total of 40lbs and 3 pant sizes.  My children love to jump in and do bits and pieces of my workouts with me and every now and then I catch them asking their little friends, "Hey, does your mom do TurboFire?!"   LOL!!  Also, they are so aware of what they are putting into their mouths, they KNOW that McDonald's and any other fast food is OUT OF THE QUESTION and they don't even want for it anymore.  They constantly question if what they are eating is healthy and want to know what foods are and aren't.  THIS, what I have instilled in them will set them up for success as they grow.  They will be confident and exude self esteem.  They will never have to face the issue of childhood obesity, they will never be made fun of for being "heavy", they will not suffer from  ailments that come from bad eating habits.  I've set them up for a fulfilling life and that is the BEST gift I could ever give them. 

So as we near the closing of 2011, take a look back at what you've done, what you didn't do, and based off of that grab a piece of paper and start writing down what YOU want to do and accomplish for 2012 and then make a plan to throttle those goals into reality.  There is nothing too big or too small, whatever you desire YOU CAN ACHIEVE.  If you need proof, go back and re-read this post.  Yes, 2011 was incredible, but it was only just the beginning for me, a stepping stone for the greatness that is going to be brought in 2012.  LOOK OUT WORLD, you're about to meet the REAL Liz Bollini aka FitLiz :)

This here is my list of goals so far, and I WILL be adding to this for sure!  Here it goes... in 2012 I WILL....

1.  Be a better wife & mother, devote my time and energy to them FIRST among all other things.
2.  Offer more of my skills to my full time job and step out of my comfort zone and avoid being just one of the numbers.
3.  Reach Diamond rank in my part-time Beachbody business by June 2012.
4.  Become and independent contractor for marketing campaigns and utilize the skills I currently have and have been avoiding and putting to good  use.
5.  Give back through charity.
6.  Complete a round of P90X2 and take a new after pic, lowering my overall body fat %.
7.  Compete in an extreme sport.
8.  Get my family to Disney.
9.  Double my TurboKick class attendance rate from 2011.
10:  Get certified in personal training or P90X certified.
11  Be a better friend.

That's it for now!!  Whew!  I'm fired up now!

Friends!  Get out that pen and paper and GO WILD!!!  WRITE IT DOWN, SAY IT OUT LOUD, MAKE IT HAPPEN!  I have faith in you!  Let's do it up right in 2012, LET'S GO!
Hi All!  How was the weekend??  Mine was great!  We got the Christmas tree and decorations up on Friday evening.  I thought it was going to be more of a hassle (hence the reason I put it off til now), but it really wasn't, it was actually enjoyable, despite one string of lights going out on my miniature pre-light tree in our dining room :/  BUT, I have a MILLION extra lights so no worries, just wrapped an extra strand around the tree and good as new :)  And much more vibrant I must say!  Holiday candles had been burning non-stop all weekend and the house smells sooo good, def. looking a lot like Christmas in our house now :) 
Saturday we went to Toldeo to see the Walleye hockey team play against Chicago at the Huntington Center.  This was the kids first hockey game ever and my first pro hockey game ever!  Tony and I used to go to Bowling Green college games a lot back in the day and WOW what a difference!  The fighting is out of control!  Very entertaining, I was so blown away, I couldn't believe the refs just let em go until the both hit the ice!  Again WOW!  The kids definitely had fun and that's what matters most to us.  There was this awesome magic show during one of the breaks, where the lady changed outfits amazingly fast with just a whip of the little sash thing LOL.. you have to see to know what I'm talking about, it was pretty AWESOME!  Check it out on YouTube!  After the magic show this huge walleye blimp soared around the arena dropping coupons and hockey pucks, the kids LOVED it!  All in all a fantastic time :)
So, let's talk about yesterday... CHRISTMAS CAME EARLY FOR THIS GIRL!  The Beachbody Santa Claus delivered this box on my doorstep, it was sitting there waiting for me when I pulled into the driveway when I got home from work...... can you guess what's inside?!  Oh yes, this would be my P90X2 System!  WOOT!
I torn into this box like it WAS Christmas morning LOL!  Take a look at all my goods!  January 2nd is the big start date.  I complete my first round of P90X on Dec 30 and will dive head first into X2.  Can't wait!
Didn't want to unwrap anything yet. Want it to be brand spankin new for when I start Day 1!
Yesterday in the mail I also received my FREE TurboFire t-shirt from entering the Beachbody Challenge!  LOVE IT!  Beachbody is so good to me :)
Have you entered the Beachbody Challenge yet?  You totally should!  You could win FREE stuff just like I did :)  Go to my website and click on the "Take The Beachbody Challenge" button on the left hand side of the page. It's sooo easy!  Go on... :)  And if you want to take it a step futher, you can always join my January NEW YEAR TO A NEW YOU Group Challenge, it starts Jan. 2.

Have a great week guys!