and a new one just begun....
Wow..... 2012 January 1st!
Sitting here reflecting on the year that was 2011... I cast my mind back to a year ago when I posted this on my design blog (and later transferred it to the Vivid blog). This really was the catalyst for Vivid Health and Fitness, and everything that happened in 2011 reaffirmed my path, my choices and that I'm doing what I should be :)
I made a conscious decision in early 2011 to commit more fully to healthy eating and active living and by default my family did too ;)
In April 2011 Vivid Health and Fitness was born. A place to share inspiration, motivation, tips, recipes, make friends and learn how to LIVE a VIVID life.
Along came the Lorna Jane Modern Muse competition in June. When I read the selection criteria and realised that I "ticked all the boxes" I followed my heart and entered this video (thanks again to my gorgeous friend De at Deanna Whyte Photography for helping with this!)
The positive response, feedback, phone calls and emails I received from friends, family and strangers was astounding and effected me deeply. People were "hearing" me. I was "reaching" them, helping them, inspiring them....and I knew this was what I was 'meant' to be doing.
Being announced as one the Top 5 finalist in the nation was truly amazing!! Vivid, still in it's infancy, was getting nation wide exposure and I started to thinking a bit more about just where I could take it.
Vivid had a growing community and we entered our first event as Team Vivid for City to Surf, with most members never having competed before. The momentum continued with another Team Vivid event, the Pink Triathlon, all of us Triathlon virgins (and now big fans!).
Having so many Vividians, as you are all affectionately known, come and particptae in my classes also took my instructing to another level in 2011. I wanted to inspire further and, as I'm all about leading by example, I became fitter and stronger as the year progressed.
Perhaps, however, the thing that has had the biggest impact on me and Vivid Health and Fitness was the phenomenal honour of being asked to become an ambassador for Lululemon Athletica and their Karrinyup store. If you missed it, here is the post about it :)
Being associated with such an AMAZING company that is so very supportive has been nothing short of incredible. I can not speak highly enough of EVERY aspect of the company, from the very core values the company operates on, to the beautiful staff, amazing learning opportunities they offer, community spirit of giving, sharing and learning and the products themselves!
It is because of Lululemon that I have been able to clarify my vision for Vivid Heath and Fitness and fast forward it somewhat ;)
Some things to look forward to with Vivid Health and Fitness in 2012:
• Calendar of events to enter into with Team Vivid including Freeway Bike Hike, City to Surf, Pink Triathlon and more!
• Bi-monthly active outings, meant to get you out of your comfort zone and open to all :)
• Group training sessions with me :) Pricing, info and schedules coming this week - watch this space!!
• Social get togethers
...and of course all the other things that you have come to know, love and expect from me and Vivid including, first and formost, my support for you living your best and most VIVID life!!!
2011 was a truly amazing year for me. It lead me to a place I didn't actually expect to be starting 2012 at but I am so very grateful to be where I am, to have all I have and to be living this VIVID life.
Here's to continued success and all the opportunities that 2012 will bring. So happy to be sharing it with YOU!