After morning classes today, the day before Thanksgiving, I was overwhelmed with gratitude.
Grateful for so many things in my life ... my faith, my family, my friends ... and my gym members who are also my friends.
I am grateful that I get to do this job every day. I love what I do and the people I get to do it with. It's the best job in the world -- even on those days when I get up at 4:30 a.m.!
I am grateful for how hard everyone works to learn and improve, how they applaud each others' successes, and how they truly listen to their bodies and adjust as needed.
Today, one of our gym members had a real breakthrough.
Joanne has been patiently working to get the kettlebell Swing to the point where she was comfortable moving up to heavier weights. She has listened to her body and progressed at her own pace to prevent firing up any former sports injuries.
She is a model for all of us because she has the gifts of patience, perseverance and joy.
As a coach, it's incredibly rewarding when someone achieves a goal that hasn't come easy.
I wanted to sing, cry and shout for joy today (and so did Joanne and the other gym members!) when her Swing with the 22kg (48 lbs.) unfolded so beautifully.