Change is as good as a holiday

Change is as good as a holiday

I’m not quite sure how I survived this last week. I put it out into the universe that I was ready for change and I got a lot more than I bargained for! They say that change is as good as a holiday but, after this week, I’m ready for a real holiday, if anyone is offering!

In the last seven days:
* I shipped off my youngest daughter to the UK to spend a few weeks with her sisters. It’s an amazing opportunity for her but also very emotional for me. The house is eerily quiet, which is one change I’m not used to!
* This quiet time pushed me to get my butt into gear and record the 50 videos I need to get my app off the ground. There’s so much going on in that sentence – I’m launching an app! And I recorded and edited 50 videos in a couple of days! FIFTY! I have to pinch myself to check that this is really happening. Taking my business digital has been a goal of mine for years and it’s finally happening. Massive changes are coming and I’m so excited to share them with you – but more on that next week.
* The app couldn’t have come at a better time because, as of this week, I am no longer a spinning instructor at the gym. It was a tough decision to resign but – long story short – the politics, lost time in traffic and low pay were just not working for me anymore. My lesson? If something is no longer serving you, change it! It takes courage but I know that it will be worth it in the long run. I’ll miss my spinning clients tremendously (I’m looking at you all) but it’s time to focus completely on my own business. On that note: Some time has opened up in my diary on Thursdays for one-on-one sessions – get in touch if you’re looking for a regular spot!
* And then, I’ve seen some positive changes in my body and eating. I stuck with the push-up challenge, even though they are my nemesis (give me 500 squats or a 120km cycle any day!). But they’re paying off. I’m down 2kg and feeling great! It helps that I don’t have to make sure the kitchen is fully stocked with snacks to satisfy a pre-pubescent teenager’s hunger! But when she arrives home from the UK with chocolate treats…

It’s been a challenging, demanding week of change. I’m exhausted but I’m happy because, through the hard work and discipline, I have made serious inroads into a few of my goals. You should see what my cupboard looks like! It’s covered from floor to ceiling in mind maps, flow charts and scattered thoughts. My poor bullet journal doesn’t know what hit it this week and it’s now more of a cannonball journal, but it’s all a visual reminder that I am back on track and that I am staying true to my mission in life, my WHY, and that’s to help my clients achieve a better quality of life, to help them learn how to love and respect themselves and to stick by them as they work towards their mental and physical goals.

Look out for my next blog. I’ll be sharing some exciting news about my studio extension! Oh, and make sure you have memory space on your phone to download my app on 1 September 😉

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