The past two days have been full of frustrating issues with my web server, and even though I am not quite sure it is completely fixed it is on the mend!  Thanks for bearing with me!

 

Yesterday I headed to the gym pretty early to work out some of the technical frustrations.

I did a 4.5 mile run (same as last week) and then walked for 1 mile afterwards.  I felt great and was so happy that my legs were finally recovered from my strength training last week.

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I did bike some afterwards later while reading the third book in the Hunger Games trilogy. Reading makes spinning go by so much quicker. You almost forget you are even doing anything!

Wes and I watched the new Hunger Games movie last night and I LOVED IT! It made me want to start reading the third book ASAP!

 

I did try out a new sports drink while I was running. I took a bit of a risk because my stomach doesn’t always agree with me when I try out new workout drinks.

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I tried INRefresh from Ignite Naturals.

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It was really delicious and even though I added much more water than it called for it seemed to work perfectly.  I am also happy to report I had no stomach issues.

 

We are getting snow out the wazoo here again and I couldn’t be more ready for warmer days. I just keep reminding myself that we are enduring our LAST winter here. I have never been happier to be able to say that.

 

This week Wes and I have to make a few life changing decisions. Ok, maybe that’s a little dramatic but we do have to figure out a few things that will greatly impact our life over the next few years.

I’m excited about the changes coming forward, but they are also frightening. I’ve always been a person who gets really nervous when it comes to change.  I usually am terrified but for once these changes make me nervous but also very excited.

 

I thought I’d focus today’s post on how to prepare for change. Change is inevitable, but when you see it coming how do I begin to prep myself for a new life. How do I get ready knowing that one of the most stressful years in my husband’s career is coming up. There are a lot of unknowns but there are a few things I’ve been doing to get ready for it.

 

How to Prepare for Change

 

1. Focus on the Positive

Instead of sitting there and thinking about how little we might see each other next year or how we have no idea where we will be I am focusing on the exciting parts.

All the places Wes has applied are much closer to our family so even if we end up an hour or two away from them it is so much better than ten! I look forward to spending more time with both our families and making up for some of the time we’ve missed.

 

2. Look Forward to a Reset

The past 4 years living where we are have been tough. Not only did we deal with some pretty unexpected stresses, but it has been hard for us adjusting to life here.  We’ve done pretty well but I look forward to resetting and having a new start.

I look forward to the simple things like finding a new place to live, new friends, new places to go on the weekends, and finding ways to enjoy a new city.  There are so many exciting things that I can look forward to!

 

3. Stop Being Afraid

When we first found out we would be moving to Erie, PA I was terrified.  I had no idea what to expect and I was scared of being 10 hours from my family and friends. I had never lived far away and I was the last person on earth you would expect to move away, but we do crazy things for love.

One of the keys I learned was stop being afraid. If you let fear take you over you will fall into a trap of negativity. I remember when we moved here I couldn’t do anything. I was trapped with fear. After I let go of the fear and tried to make the best of the situation I was freed. I was finally able to find some enjoyment in my situation.

 

4. Take it One Day at a Time

I am doing this now more so than ever. I can’t control what is going to happen in the next coming months, all I have control over is the hear and now. I can’t control when I will find a job, where we will be moving, or where I will work when we move. I can control my attitude, my support for my husband, and what is going on in my life now.

I focus as much as I can in enjoying each day as it comes. That is all I can do and I promise life becomes more enjoyable when you live this way.

 

5. Come Together

Even though we are really stressed, we have really come together during this time and I’d say are more on the same page than we ever have been. I allow Wes to do what he needs to do, and I know that he will come to me if he needs help or support.

I try to be supportive and find fun ways to spend time together.  We may not have this much time together for much longer, so it is important to come together and make these next few months fun.

 

6. Day Dream

This has been my favorite so far. I love to dream about where we are moving, the house that I want to rent, the yard I will finally get for my dog, and what our lives will be like 3-5 years from now.

I know it is a little out there to be day dreaming about things when we have no idea what is coming, but it helps to keep me positive and I end up finding enjoyment in the small things.  

 

Change can be stressful but if you focus on what you have control over and the fun things that can come from it, you will find away to get past your fears and enjoy the ride!

 

What is the last big change you had happen in your life?

Are you a fan of change or does it terrify you?

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