Finding my pot of gold in 2012

This past year was full of goals. Some I accomplished and some have left me wanting.

For instance, I set out to run my first 5k last year. Not only did I do that, but I succeeded in running 10 5k’s in 10 months!

In the process I also lost 30 pounds and won 2nd place in the Mamavation Move It and Lose It Challenge at the beginning of the year.

races in review

This process of creating a healthier body also helped with my mental health. I was finally able to get my depression under control by recognizing my triggers for it. HUGE accomplishment.

Looking back now I realize that this past year was really about making myself better which in turn really helped me be better for my family and marriage.

So where does that leave me for 2012?

I am going to continue working to increase my health. There are several races that I hope to run again because of the location and how much fun they were, but my year isn’t going to be solely about that.

rainbowThis year I will be striving to reach my pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. This will be the year that is focused on building my brand and business.

What does this mean for you, my readers?

Well, not too much really. My big goal for this year is to increase the amount of content here on Mad Hatter Mom. Making it more personal instead of just having the majority of my content being reviews and giveaways. Now, I promise I will still be offering great giveaways from great brands and companies. I’m just hoping to spread them out a bit more in between more relatable content.

To each of you I want to close this, my first post of 2012, with a huge THANK YOU!

You all are the driving force behind this site. It’s your comments on posts, your shared links, and well, just your overall awesomeness that propel me each week.

I wish nothing but blessings and opportunities for all of you this year and can’t wait to see what we both accomplish!



  1. Woo Hoo! I am still completely in awe of your 2011! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for the year ahead!
    RobMonroe´s last blog post ..2011 Year in Pictures

    • Thank you so much Rob! You were one of my biggest supporters and your comments on every race post really drove me to keep going.. THANK YOU!

  2. Congrats on so much accomplished for 2011 and I look forward to seeing what you have in store for 2012. xoxo
    Rachel Ferrucci´s last blog post ..Bring Your Sexy Back in 2012

  3. Love this! This post makes me smile SO much!
    Amanda @ High Impact Mom´s last blog post ..Baked Chicken and Quinoa Recipe

  4. You truly live life to the fullest – I am so proud of you Tina and what all you have been able to accomplish, you are an example to all of us. Keep being awesome, I have a feeling 2012 will be even bigger and better for you!
    Katja of Skimbaco´s last blog post ..Take a Chill Pill

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