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Change Leads To Growth

Hbombs May 8, 2015

Hello Fitastic family!

I apologize for my absence. You may have noticed change has been a popular thing with the Fitastic team lately. Steve dropped a new training program with many more things in the works. Wild Will has been killing his 16 week total body transformation and sharing hilarious videos along the way. So of course I’ve been making some big changes too! I’m writing this as I sit here in bright, sunshiney Florida……MY NEW HOME!!!  Yes! You read that right! I traded snow boots for flip flops, long sleeves for tan lines, and cornfields for palm trees on April 1st!  In January it was just a thought, in February we made the decision to move, and the last day of March we hit the road.


I’ve been here 5 weeks already, so what have I been up to?  Well, to be quite honest, not too much until recently. I thought we’d get down here, get settled, and I’d have a job and be back to a “normal” state again within a week or so. Wrong. The first few weeks were long days spent in the house not doing much of anything other than applying for jobs all day. The first job I applied and interviewed for seemed pretty promising. The interview went well, they seemed really pleased, and then decided to go with someone else. That was ok. No need to feel let down just yet. I applied for many jobs I didn’t hear from and followed up with some who never got my application in the first place. Way to go technology! Yet still nothing. After two weeks I was feeling really let down. Then I finally caught a bit of a break! Not only did I have one job offer, but TWO with only about 24 hours to make a decision. No pressure or anything.


I decided to take a Personal Training position at the Gold’s Gym in Winter Haven Florida. Since I had my Dad and brother coming into town, they let me start my orientation the following week. Which bring us to this week. Monday my family left and I am pretty sure the only time I stopped crying(sobbing really) that day was the hour that I had to go in for orientation. It all came crashing down on me then. I was sad and upset about everything. I missed all my family and friends back home, I hated that I knew no one here, and although I did not necessarily want to move back home, I finally realized how hard it was being away from everything I’ve always known. But Heather, why are you telling us this?

Change is scary

 I’m telling you this because I KNOW change is a scary thing! Whether it is a move across the country, making a lifestyle change, or something as simple as stepping foot in the gym for the first time, it can be really intimidating. You must always trust that change leads to growth. Great things will always happen outside of your comfort zone. I remember when I first decided I was ready to seriously make a change for myself and my health. I was tired of feeling sluggish and really wanted to be proud of my body. I was never a gym rat, and never stepped foot in it if I didn’t have to. However, I knew that if I didn’t get comfortable with being uncomfortable there would be no change for me. Now I am happier and healthier than I have ever been. This move is scary because I have been taken out of my element, but I know that I have much more opportunity to grow here. A new job is scary to me. Not only am I starting a new job in a new place, but I’m also making a career change as well. Do I worry that I may stumble and fall? Absolutely! But I will never know until I try and try I will!


It’s ok to to be afraid of change, but just remember, you will never know what is on the other side of your fear if you don’t try!


Embrace the Change,


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