With Thanksgiving just around the corner (I know, I can’t believe it either!), I thought I would take some time to think about a few things that I am thankful for this year.
First, I am thankful for my husband. He is my best friend and my #1 supporter. He’s at every race, dance event and any other extracurricular activity I take part in. If it weren’t for him, I would probably still be eating tacos every night for dinner and bringing a pb&j for lunch every day (although typing this makes me think need to have these for lunch and dinner though sometime soon!). He has taught me the importance of a healthy diet and to not be afraid to try new things. He always has my best interests at heart and I don’t know what I would do without him.
I am also thankful for the ability to try new things. As mentioned above, I go through various phases as to what my main focuses are. Whether it is training for a new race distance, taking a cake baking class, or going back to school, I have been given many opportunities. And for that I am thankful.
For my barre studio. I have been taking barre classes for two years now, and I absolutely love the studio I go to. It is a locally owned studio run by a woman who really focuses on your whole health, being comfortable in your own skin and loving yourself. In addition to the welcoming community, I love the workout itself. A barre class is all about the effort that you put into it. I love challenging myself in these classes. And, dare I say, the results make me feel pretty sexy! Woo woo! If you live north of Boston, I highly recommend checking out The Energy Barre. You won’t regret it.
I am thankful for my health. I have been very fortunate that I have been in overall good health for my entire life. While it may feel at times that not being able to eat an avocado without getting a stomach ache is the end of the world (goodbye guacamole!), this is nothing compared to what others are going through. I am very thankful for my healthy state. I have been given a healthy body, and I believe that it is my responsibility to treat it well. When it’s early and cold and I don’t want to go outside, I remind myself that it’s not that I have to run, but that I get to run. Not everyone gets this opportunity (because of health or otherwise), so I need to make sure that I take advantage.
And finally, I am thankful for my cat, Sebastian. He has been my sidekick for the past 9 years. He moved to Boston with me and he has been the first pet my husband has ever had (and they are best buds). He also keeps me humble. At times when I think I’m pretty hot stuff, (I have my CPA, I’ve run a marathon, I get to travel) he reminds me that I still have to clean his litterbox…..and his hairballs. yuck. Yup, he keeps me humble.
What are you thankful for?