Friday has always been my favorite day of the week, and for this challenge it definitely is the best. Today is Fantastic YOU Friday. Today, as a celebration of a lot of good work this week, we are taking time to do something that brings us JOY!
What is that for you?? What makes you happy? 30 minutes with a friend, a good book, taking a nap, dancing, eating lunch with your child, eating lunch alone, going for a hike, watching Netflix, enjoying a cup of coffee on your porch.... whatever it is....build that time into your day today, Just like exercise, eating well, and getting rest....taking time to do something that makes us happy is important for our body and our mind.
Our other task today is to write down 5 things for which we are grateful. Consider this a gratitude check and check-in. Just like we focus on what we CAN do, today we focus on what we have, what we love, what we are thankful for....whether it's a person, an idea, an ability, a strength, etc. Please comment here if you are willing to share.
Here's my list. I am grateful for:
1. The chance to have lunch today with my mom and dad. ( That was also my joy!)
2. All of the scientists and doctors and patients who have gone before me and dedicated their career interests and lives to developing drug therapies for Crohn's disease.
3. Every day I can move my body without pain.
4. My village of friends, family, clients and students.
5. Quinn, Kate, Reece, Crosby and Tim.
Thank you all for your efforts and commitment to this challenge.
Welcome and thank you for visiting this site. I'm happy and grateful to have a place where I can write about fitness and wellness. In addition to blogging about exercise and sharing workouts, I also use this space to tell 200-word stories about the inspiring and amazing people I encounter in this career. I look forward to sharing as many of these journeys as possible, and would love to hear from you if you would like me to tell your story. You can contact me anytime. Thank you so much for your interest and your effort. Think fit...be fit...stay fit! You are stronger than you think. #STYT