GL Gets Fit #202 {Hiking & Life Changes}

Go and explore.Happy Tuesday Loves!

I just got back from a mini-vacation that had me hiking around the black hills in South Dakota, and part of western Nebraska – and I LOVED IT!  I should clarify they were a few 1-mile or less hikes.  Lets not get crazy here, although I read about a 4 hour hike that I would like to add to a future trip.

Its crazy but something about putting on my shoes, my hiking hat, and grabbing my camera is bliss for me. A trip to the hills, getting out of the car, and walking around nature is kind of my happy place. Its peaceful, relatively quiet, and you can appreciate nature.  The dirt and rocks, the trees and flowers, a random creature.  I also challenged myself to the hardest trail I’ve tried yet.  It was a loop through a canyon that was washed out in spots, a little muddy, rocky and rough but in its own way stunning. I came out of the trail feeling alive.  It challenged me, but I didn’t quit, I didn’t give in, I just kept putting one foot in front of the other.

So despite getting a lot of walking in, I did gain about a pound.  But I’ve been stress eating lately – keep reading for my paragraph about life changes. 🙂  I don’t mind the weight gain, because I got my hiking fix in.

DDP Yoga Update – I started this adventure with my friend who sent it to me.  Its harder than I thought but I love seeing the tone I’m getting, and finding poses easier to hold.  This week would be week 10 or 11 of my 13 week DDP yoga challenge.  Since I was traveling last week – I skipped yoga.  My friend has skipped a couple weeks so we’ve wiped the slate clean and we are re-starting week 1 of DDP Yoga – Intermediate plan this week.  Yesterday I completed day 1 and it was fantastic.

So life changes.  The time has come for me to move on, and after 12+ years with a company that gave me my start in business, I’m leaving my job.  I love small business, it will always have a special place in my heart as its deeply seeded in who I am.  However a position became available that takes me out of the private business world entirely and into an whole different world.  I’m looking forward to starting a new adventure but it’s been a rocky month.  After phone a interview, a nearly 5-hour in person interview, meeting a ton of people, a job offer, a counter offer, and negotiations, I found myself running on fumes and being overwhelmed for most of the month of June!  I think the hardest part was telling my current employers who are like family members to me at this point, that I was leaving.  But they support the decision and understand why I accepted it.

Now that my new path is set forth, and its no longer in limbo, I feel much more at ease.  Plus this will open up new opportunities for me for professionally.  I hope you have a wonderful week my friends. xo

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