This weekend we drove an hour past Pemberton, BC and hiked an hour to the Keyhole Hot Springs. The hike is listed as ‘moderate’ and whoever decided that is out of their mind. There were times when I was scaling a cliff and holding onto small branches and trees to ensure I would not go sliding off the cliffs. Luckily, the entire hike wasn’t like this but there were times when I was worried. On top of it all there is no cell service there so that did concern me. However, we were all responsible and fit enough and so everyone made it in and out safely.
None of us had ever been there so it was an adventure for us all. My girl friend wanted to celebrate her birthday with this hike and hot springs experience and I am so glad she did because it was a trip I will always remember.
These days I am more present than I have ever been and I feel relaxed. It’s easy to get stressed out when you are in competition prep mode and also trying to figure out how to make it work into your life. After stepping away from the stage this past year I now have more time in my schedule and MIND so I have been able to have a wider outlook on life and priorities. Taking this year off was the best thing I could have done for myself. For the last three years I was basically prepping for either a show, shoots, or expos with very little ‘off season’ time to practice living a healthy and fit lifestyle. The past three years taught me so much and prepared me for this year and today. I feel prepared, confident, and happy with my choices. I feel balanced, happy, strong, empowered, and healthy which are the most important things to me.
This trip alone was a milestone for me because in the past if I was 6 days away from a show, expo or shoot I would have most likely have declined. I went on this trip, enjoyed my time, didn’t concern myself with missing a training session, or eating a burger, fries, cake and drinking wine, I was present, and went with the flow.
We all have things we want to work on and only we can figure out how that will work for our lives. If you’re still figuring out your groove, keep going, it will come in due time, I promise.