2023: A Year Made of Magic

I learned so much about myself in 2023. And so much about the type of person I wanted to be.

In 2023, I pushed my body to the limits like never before. Weight training that I actually stuck to, lots of running and walking and journaling. A lot of therapy. There were a lot of tears, but still more progress.

Among other things, I am still Copywriting Manager at Sociallyin! And moving into a more complicated/technological role with the GPTs.

There was a lot of sweat and consistency in 2023 that has really paid off in terms of muscle gained and I have been feeling oh so confident about my gains, CLEARLY.

Thank you, Planet Fitness. But oh, we did actually JUST get a new weights bench so the home workout equipment collection is GROWING just in time for my 2024 gains to begin.

We spent quite a bit of time outside birding and walking and running and I even got my tan on this year in the yard. Don’t worry, I 100% wore sunblock but my arms/legs/midriff never looked so good :’)

Flashback to Bailey chasing coyotes on the bike trail.

And here’s to keeping the goofy, games and gains going in 2024.

Happy New Year!







2 responses to “2023: A Year Made of Magic”

  1. Josh Lambert Avatar

    Share some tips for how you stay motivated doing weight training!!! 🙂 I’ve tried to do regular exercise but have had a hard time remaining consistent. What worked for you here?

    1. Jessica Avatar

      Start with 68 days! Make it a countdown. The magic of 68 days is that 68 days is around the time that your brain starts recognizing something as a habit.

      Also starting SUPER small. I used the FitOn app and did 10-15 minute workouts the first few days before bumping it to 30. After a couple of weeks as I got more confident about the consistency, I upped it to 45 minutes and then an hour and eventually got to one hour and 20 mins.

      Don’t count calories. Just eat protein-heavy food and do your exercise. Spend more time walking. The more you work out, the more you’ll want to work out. Also, have a down day. And if you don’t want to workout or do stretching every day, have a consistent day you stick to 2-3 times a week.

      I should make a post about this lol. I have a lot of screenshots from when I started my streak.

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