A Season of Change

Well, they say yesterday was the first day of spring. I am sincerely hoping that we will soon see changes in the weather to indicate this wonderful seasonal change.  The birds can already be heard on my early morning walks and I’m sure they will be waking some of us up in the mornings soon.

Along with the change of seasons comes a time for some new adventures and setting new goals.  A couple years ago, I quit my full-time office job to become a stay-at-home mom. Now, I feel as though I am ready for something new.  So, with the support of my family I have enrolled in some personal training courses to attempt to find a more enjoyable way to contribute to our household. I love to be active and am very excited to be able to help others make some positive health changes as well.

Speaking of changes, I recently chopped off my hair to donate to the Canadian Cancer Society.  I can’t even put it in a ponytail when I workout anymore but I absolutely LOVE it! This experience was so rewarding, I have no doubt that I will grow it again one day to contribute.  I am fortunate enough to be able to grow it (and lots of it!) so I would love to help women with cancer regain some of their confidence and sense of self.

When it comes to working out, I occasionally need to make some changes! I tend to be very boring with my own fitness program so have decided to step it up and try some new things.  I started trying to perfect a handstand (ha, I tried to just do a handstand) but that didn’t go so well, so I’ve decided to start with something a little easier to work on my balance first.  Well, that’s not going so well either…..yet, but I will keep at it and post some pictures when I have mastered the crow pose.  My family has a good laugh every day as I nearly fall on my face so hopefully I will find my balance soon!

All parents hope to be good role models for their children. I am hoping that my daughter will follow in our footsteps when it comes to her health.  I am so excited to be doing the Color Vibe run with her this spring! I definitely want to encourage her to try new things and challenge herself.

My husband and I have decided to try something new in registering for an 8 km race this spring as well. We have done a couple of mud runs but this will definitely be something new for us. I am so proud of my husband for his success in running the past couple of years. He has bad knees but has persisted with his training and insists he is going to kick my butt in this race.  The challenge is on!

Along with the budding trees and fresh flowers, spring seems like the perfect time to try something new, challenge yourself and work towards becoming a happier person overall.



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