Ever moved interstate? For WF reader ambassador Bec Tippett, it was a tumultuous experience – but one that she’ll never regret. In her second blog, she discusses how making the move changed her whole perspective on health, fitness and wellbeing.

“Moving 1000km away from your hometown might not sound daunting to some people, but for 21-year-old me, it was kind of a big deal! Not only was I moving from the outer suburbs of Melbourne away from my family, friends and everything I had ever known, I was moving to the inner city suburbs of Sydney into a townhouse with three boys (one of which is my boyfriend and the reason I’m now here).

One year on and I could not be happier, healthier or more motivated in any aspect of my life. It was definitely not a ‘walk in the park’ though! It was a tough year; I hardly knew anyone, I hated driving on the roads (who built the roads in Sydney?!) and I really missed my loved ones.

I was feeling somewhat unmotivated, unstimulated and unsatisfied in Melbourne and even though I couldn’t see it at the time, the change happened just at the right time for me. Before I moved, I was in a stagnant routine where exercise wasn’t a priority. I didn’t understand the importance of nutrition and was very dependent on my family. In my case, the move has had such a positive influence on my life. I live really close to many parks and running tracks (so no excuses!), there are many health food shops and I’m in close vicinity to both the beach and the city.

When I decided to change my attitude, step out of my comfort zone and embrace change, I realised how lucky I was to be in such a healthy relationship, environment and a new place full of exciting opportunities. The change has both matured me as an individual and helped me learn new things about myself.

I consider myself very lucky to have two very unique homes in different states. Melbourne will always be my home and have my heart, but for now, Sydney has my time.

Fearing change is completely normal but you’ll never know what you’re capable of doing until you push through that fear. If you want something you’ve never had, then you have to do something you’ve never done!”

To read Bec’s previous blog, click here.