12.31.2015

Thank You 2015!


It's been a heck of a year - my sweet Baldish baby boy turned 1 and has grown more lovable with each passing day.  He's been going to preschool 2x a week and has really grown to love it. He continues to be a great sleeper and an overall easy kid, just a lover! 


Madison started 1st grade, it's been challenging, Oliver and I have faced many new obstacles in our parenting. I'm sure by the time Aiden starts school we'll be pros! She played soccer and we finished up dance.


I ran some races, even set a new PR for a half marathon. I dealt with my insecurities being gossiped about, which in turn only made me more determined to ignore what mean people say about me. Life lessons being learned, even as an adult.


Speaking of growing up, this was the year, the year I figured out what I wanted to do with my life. I started Ollie Marie and 4 months later quit my full time HR job to pursue what makes me happy. I did things that scared me, I took a giant leap of faith, and I couldn't be more proud of myself if I'm being honest. I've learned so much and I'm excited for next year, things should run a lot more smoothly now that I've been there done that. 


My business grew quickly and my family has supported me so much, it's been life changing for all of us! We added on to our house to accommodate the need for space and to allow me to continue to work from home as long as I can. We've had some rough patches FOR SURE, it was quite the adjustment for all of us and it can be stressful being together ALL. DAY. EVERY. DAY. I am forever grateful that I have the chance to be home with the kids more, while I can honestly say I've never worked this much or this hard, the flexibility I have has come in handy for everyone. 


I continued to count my macros and hit the gym, I hit pre pregnancy weight and continued to drop about 10 more pounds. I set a goal of logging my food every day in MFP and today is day 364!


I am pretty proud of myself, now to add another whole year to that number! This has been the year of taking that leap of faith and focusing on my career. I hope to expand my business next year and continue to grow, it's a wonderful thing to be able to do what you love everyday. I'm still working out my physical goals for the year, but be sure to come back on Monday for the update. 

Thank you to all of you who continue to read and support me, I love this community so much! For those of you who asked, my Facebook Weight loss Challenges will resume, but not until February - I'll announce closer to the time how we are accepting people :)


Happy New Year from my family to yours!

17 comments :

  1. You are amazing and an inspiration to me every day whether it is your blog, your Facebook, your Challenge Groups or Periscope. I love it all!!! Congratulations on all of your accomplishments! 3 years ago I quit my job and started working for myself.....hardest job ever but love it more than ever. So happy to have taken that leap of faith! Good luck with everything in 2016!!! Keep rockin' it!!!

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  2. What an amazing year! Have been a long time follower and I love seeing you so happy and following your dream! Can't wait to see what 2016 will bring you and your family! Happy New Year! xox

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  3. I've been following you since you were "Miss Madison's charmed life" (was that the name? 😆) and I just wanted to tell you that you've been a big motivations to me for a long time. I've lost over 40lbs this year and workout 5-7 days a week....at 5am I might add 😀 Thanks for sharing your life with us even when it'd be easy to quit because of all the flack you get from "those people"
    Looking forward to seeing what 2016 bring for you.
    -Emily

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  4. START YOUR NEW YEAR:I have been a personal trainer since 2009, but since 2013 with my clients at the gym, I had this little experiment about testing different diets and programs bought from the internet. We tested 30 programs with 100 clients and me and my clients together determined which one is the best and which one is the most effective.Please have a look at the results of the experiment..

    http://myrealtruthaboutweightloss.blogspot.fi/2015/09/welcome-to-my-blog_25.html

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  5. START YOUR NEW YEAR:I have been a personal trainer since 2009, but since 2013 with my clients at the gym, I had this little experiment about testing different diets and programs bought from the internet. We tested 30 programs with 100 clients and me and my clients together determined which one is the best and which one is the most effective.Please have a look at the results of the experiment..

    http://myrealtruthaboutweightloss.blogspot.fi/2015/09/welcome-to-my-blog_25.html

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  6. You look awesome & I enjoy all the encouragement you give us daily!!

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  7. What a busy and amazing year!!! Good for you for taking a leap and following your dream!!!! I hope 2016 brings wonderful things your way!!!

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  8. What a busy and amazing year!!! Good for you for taking a leap and following your dream!!!! I hope 2016 brings wonderful things your way!!!

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  9. You're an inspiration! Keep it up Meg

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  10. Thank you for sharing - and most of all sharing the struggles - Its nice to know we all are equal - And the key is consistency and honesty .

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  11. Skinny Meg I don't give a fuck what anyone else says about you but you are one cool rocking momma that over the time of popularity you haven't changed and all the other have changed and now look at them in a place of no where and I imagine regret so like always you keep on keeping on. For the thigh comment if you had a thigh gap how could hold Olivers head in place. Oh yes I did girl!!! my inspiration has came from you and as I got off this journey this year I made a promise I would quit bitching and hop right back on it so that what Im doing

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  12. Happy new year dear! You keep inspiring us. As you reach your goal, you show us all that yes, it is possible! {hugg}

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  13. I ♡ you and your precious lil family. Thanks for the inspiration and please restock those cute capri's with the lace at the bottom. Lol

    Happy New Year!!

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  14. I ♡ you and your precious lil family. Thanks for the inspiration and please restock those cute capri's with the lace at the bottom. Lol

    Happy New Year!!

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  15. Megan- I love you & am so genuinely happy for you that you had such fast success with ollie marie. You deserve it! You've only changed for the better in the six years I've been following you- I started following you so long ago for tips on how to remodel furniture and now I follow you for so much more,you are inspiring and make me laugh on almost a daily basis. I'm a new mom and also new to the fitness world I'm always looking to you for advice so thank you for always being awesome and remaining humble! Happy new year to you and your beautiful family! !!!!

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  16. Happy New Year. You inspire me every time I read a blog or social media post you share. Im sure 2016 will be an awesome year for you and the family! Cheers!!!

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  17. Congrats on hitting that pre-pregnancy weight! What a beautiful year!

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