Monday, December 31, 2012

Little Things Monday #3: New Year's Edition

Good morning everyone and...

Happy Little Things Monday!

Seeing that today is the day we say...

Goodbye to 2012 and Hello to 2013 (and yes...I'm still sick!)...

Thank you all for the get well wishes yesterday!

I thought I would share with you all the little things that have made this year special in this New Year's Edition of....


With every single experience I have had this year on top of...

All the things I have been able to take part in...

All of these events have enabled me to do a lot of self-reflection on who I am and who I want to be!

Through the good and not so good....

Every single little thing I have done and been through over the past year has contributed to the person I am today!


Over the past 365 days...

I've learned...

Life isn't always going to be filled with sunshine and green grass because...

There are times that will call for cloudy periodsrain and even maybe a thunder shower but...

At the end of day....

A rainbow will eventually come to light!

That being said...

It is with this light (how you turn the negatives into positives) that will bring forth a new day and essentially...

A new beginning! (A fresh start or a new perspective of sorts that will help you continue along in your life journey!)

2013 is just around the corner and it is with this new year that...

We get another opportunity to do and experience anything it is we want! (The options are endless and they are yours to make and pursue!)

Having shared all of this with you...

Here are just a few little things that have helped me grow as an individual over this past year!

Bikram Yoga: I was never able to still/quiet my mind and be present until I started this practice! (Though I haven't attended a class in far too long, many lessons were learned throughout the months I attended regularly which, have transpired into my every day living!)

5 reasons I love it!

Running: this sport pushed me in ways I never would have imagined! (Both in body and mind! )

My Mizunos became my best friend!
My first 10k race!
Deciding to commit to the Spartan Beast Race then...
Actually doing it!
Running my very first half-marathon!

Becoming an Ambassador for FitFluential and Sweatpink: I am so grateFUl for being a part of these two amazing groups! The friendships I've been able to make within these groups and the passion shared amongst those in it are like no other! I can't begin to tell you how amazing it has been to represent both FitFluential and Sweatpink

FitFluential Is Fitness Found

Competing in Fitness Competitions: Although this something I never thought I would do again, deciding to compete for a second time was a great decision. I was able to appreciate my journey so much more than the first time around and, I learned to be present throughout my transformation to the stage. I also learned how to accept the changes that came thereafter and overall, be happy with myself! (In and out of competition season!)

SAF Stage
Physique Canada Stage
OPA Ottawa Championships
A year in comparison...

Taekwon-Do: my decision to go back to Taekwon-Do is something I thought about doing for a while but, wasn't quite ready commit to until recently. In less than a month of being back at it, my practising again has opened my eyes to the Art itself and me, as a Martial Artist. I never appreciated Taekwon-Do for what it was in my youth and going back 15 years later has enabled me to appreciate it for what it is.

My blog and you: This venue has allowed me to express myself in ways I never thought imaginable.Thank you all so much for making this year so special! I am so grateFUl for all the love and support you've given me since the beginning of my journey to Health and Fitness and my blog (which is soon going on year 2). Not for one second do I take that for granted! (Words can't express how blessed I am!) 

My Family, my friends, my loved ones: no words could ever describe how thankFUl and grateFUl to have you in my life! I love you all so much!

Teddy Bear (who just turned 1): The power of love one could have towards a puppy (pet) is unreal! (Getting Teddy Bear has shown me a whole new level of love!)! As cheesy as it may sound, he brings lots of joy and happiness into my life!

All in all...

In everything that I have worked towards and accomplished over the past year (and/or still working on)...

I know I have become stronger as an individual! (Both inside and out!)


I must say...

This past year has really taught me a lot about...

Being present, mindFUl and grateFUl!

To be quite honest..

I don't think I would have been able to discover parts of myself that have unfolded if it weren't for...

Everything I have been able to experience!

No words can describe the level of appreciation I have towards all  things that surround and are a part of me!

It's been an eventFUl and memorable year and...

I can't wait to see what 2013 holds for you and me both!

Until then...

Happy New Year everyone! (Be safe and enjoy the rest of your holidays!)

Question FU You...

Best memories of 2012?

Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*


  1. so sappy
    so cheeeeesy
    so me today.
    IM SO GLAD we met and connected in 2012.
    here's to 2013 and perhaps an IN REAL LIFE meet up!



    1. Oh Miz...I feel the same way!

  2. Happy New Year!!!

    I am blown away by your accomplishments in 2012, and cannot WAIT to see what you do in 2013.

    1. Thanks Laura!

      Cheers to a FAB 2013!

  3. This is great! I love your style and personality. You really did accomplish a lot this year. Heres to a new year to see so much more!

  4. What a great year for you! Your progress from last year is outstanding! Congrats on all your hard work and dedication!

  5. I'm sad to see this year go away as its been super awesome, but excited to see what's on the horizon!

  6. SO SO SO PROUD OF YOU!! What an amazing year it has been!!

    Can't wait to see what 2013 has in store! xox

  7. AMAZING 2012 you had!!! I wish you the best in 2013. I'm so glad that I found your blog this past year - looking forward to more of your fantastic posts and inspiration in the new year :)

  8. What an amazing year Kierston! Too many best memories of 2012 to list so I linked up my post :)

  9. I've been sick these past couple of days too. Boo. Happy New Year! Maybe 2013 be just as full of blessing and GOOD health and happiness as 2012 was!! xoxo

  10. You are awesome in so many ways! First and foremost, this post ROCKS MY SOCKS. Fo' real. I love your happiness. :-) And the fact that you found it through being yourself (and blogging) AND kicking butt in every form of fitness known to mankind.. or at least it seems that way! Which is reason number 394329 that you ROCK. I wish you nothing but health, happiness, and warm fuzzies in 2013 and beyond!

  11. Girl even sick you are a doll! Your year is straight up awesome! I hope that 2013 is just as much fun and flowers as 2012!
    I used to do Northern Shaolin Kung Fu in my teens. I'm hoping to maybe get back into some form of martial arts next year. :)

  12. You had an incredible year! I love how diverse it was. It will be fun to see where you go in 2013!

    Feel better!

  13. Hope you have an even more fabulous 2013! Happy New Year to you all!

  14. I am coming back later to read more & comment. I am on the move right now. ;) I am so thrilled to have met you thru FF!!! You are such a FUn & amazing person!!!

  15. Such an amazing year for you Kierston. Reading this, like pretty much all of your posts, just puts a smile on my face because there is so much joy in your photos and words (and of course Teddy). I love your lessons this year, especially that you decided to go back to Taekwon-Do. Happy New Year!

  16. You are amazing Kierston! So glad I've gotten to "know" you this year! You've had an awesome year and I know 2013 will be even more epic for you!!!

  17. OMG - an amazing year for you filled with fun, love laughter & accomplishments!!! So happy to be part of it with you! :)

  18. What a great year for you! Hope you get well quickly so you can enjoy all the "FUn" things 2013 is certain to bring you! Love the link-up idea too!

  19. Your blog is just so full of sunshine! I am so glad you drank the running punch, and I can definitely relate to the yoga and taekwondo. As for the fitness comps - wow. Much love, and happy 2013!

  20. You have had quite the year. Wow! Do you ever rest?
    Feel better soon so you can start 2013 off right.


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