Drop the Plans

Oh boy, how long has it been? I definitely took a hiatus but I am back! I am back to posting once a week and am done taking 4 month long (yes FOUR month long) breaks!

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Something that has been on my mind as of late is how often plans change. I spend so much of my time planning; planning my week out, planning my weekend, planning what my wedding will be like, planning what my life will be like when both my man and I are in our careers. And I love thinking of the future, but I don’t want to spend all of my time in my head day dreaming and planning for things that are far away. Cody and I had made plans to live in Seattle once he graduated from UW because we had planned on him getting a job here! Alas, he did not and will be flying away to Arizona in August to work with an amazing company while I stay here and finish school. Now that is a plan that definitely did not work out. But I am okay with that! When plans don’t work out, we are challenged and that’s when our dreams are really put to the test.

So lately, something that I have been doing is living in the moment. Appreciating the time that I get to spend with Cody in the next few months before we live apart, my last few quarters in school and how much I am learning, where I am at in my health and fitness journey, and much, much more. I don’t want to fast forward through my life trying to get to the future.

 

Live in the moment, appreciate what’s around you, and love yourself at every stage.

 

xoxo,

 

Shan

Mount Rainier

Hey everybody!

I started out the day yesterday by going to the gym and lifting some heavy stuff. Someday I will be able to do unassisted pull-ups…

Then the guy and I went on a really fantastic hike over near Mt. Rainier and it was so beautiful.

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First we hiked up to this lake….

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And then we hiked up to that little house up on top of the hill! And that’s where we got to see the beautiful view!

The hike wasn’t super long, only about 3.5 miles to the fire lookout, but boy was it hard! I was breathing so hard it was kind of embarrassing…Whenever I would see someone coming toward us I would try and slow my breathing down so they wouldn’t judge me!! Hahahah.

And then afterwards….

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Can’t really go wrong with some yummy Menchie’s! #Froyo4Lyfe

So all in all, yesterday was a good day!

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Have a fantastic day, everybody! Get a good sweat session in!