Monday, December 31, 2012

Highlights of 2012

Happy New Year, friends! It seems like 2012 just flew by!

At the end of each year, it's always fun to look back at all the fun times and then to look ahead to a new and exciting future. 2012 was a good year in my world!

Some Highlights of 2012

The entire Keenan family went to Cozumel, Mexico in January. It was so much fun to spend time with J, my parents, and my brother and his family. I love quality nephew time, especially when it includes sand, sun, and the ocean!

Keenan Family in Mexico
J and I took our yearly pilgrimage to the Arnold in March. I finally got to see the Figure International pre-judging on stage! It was the first time I'd seen Nicole Wilkins and Erin Stern compete. It was a thrill to see them in top shape!

Figure International
I decided it was high time for a change in hair color, so in April, I dyed my hair jet black. Turns out I LOVE the color and have gotten a ton of compliments on it. The bonus is that the dark color keeps my hair healthier and not dried out, like when I was highlighting it all the time. I had a photoshoot with an old friend, Dan Norman, while I was in Minnesota in April.
Dan Norman Photography
After prepping for 20 (miserable) weeks, I competed on June 30th at the Maryland State/East Coast Classic Championships. And I WON!! I won the Overall for the Maryland State AND the Overall for the East Coast Classic!

A few weeks after the Maryland show, Big Bitch Formula invited J and me to join their team. We're thrilled and honored to be a part of such a wonderful and welcoming company. Shameless plug: If you're looking for a high quality, great tasting protein, order a jug of BBF TODAY!!

BBF Crew with Jay Cutler
In August, J and I were asked to pick up Jay Cutler from the airport when he flew in for his Jay Cutler Classic show. We were both so excited! It was really nice to be able to chat with him as a person, not as a celebrity. He's very down to earth and friendly.

This Fall, I started doing Bikram yoga and Krav Maga. It was fun to branch out to some other fitness areas and learn new things, although I ended up spraining my ankle in Krav. It still hurts. :(

Ed helped
A few weeks ago, J and I went to Minnesota to visit my family, and the following week, went to Rhode Island to visit his family. As always, it was wonderful to visit and spend quality time with our loved ones.

Keenan Family Kristmas
Looking Ahead to 2013

I've already begun prep for 2013 shows in May. Prior to that, we're taking our annual trip to the Arnold. I'm looking forward to seeing what 2013 brings!

What were some highlights of your 2012? What are you looking forward to in 2013?

1 comment:

  1. You had such an amazing year and looked so good on stage. My inspiration!

    I can't wait to see more changes in my physique this year. Should be an exciting year.