#30before30 – Giving Thanks

I don’t know about you but I say thank you all the time. I do it mostly because it is the polite thing to do, although there are really times when I am very grateful and want to express it. However, I find that I say thank you so much that it in some ways has lost its meaning. Even when someone writes a thank you note, you usually end up feeling that it was done out of necessity and not so much out of sincere gratitude.

As a result, I decided that I would write a thank you note, out of the blue, to someone that I am really grateful for. I decided to write the thank you note to my pilates teacher Christina. I should also really write a thank you note to my longtime friend Orly, for bringing me into her pilates group and introducing me to Christina, but that’s a whole other story.

I am not going to go into all of the things I am grateful to Christina for, but I do credit her for changing my relationship with working out, going to the gym and with food. Christina taught me so much about exercise, anatomy and nutrition that my body, my health and my spirit have improved so much since I met her that I barely recognize myself. Working out with Christina is not only an exercise for my body, we also have hilarious conversations as Katherine, Naomi and Orly can attest to and some days I end up laughing for 30 minutes during our workouts. I have also extended my vocabulary by attending her classes, do you know what proprioceptive ability is? Now I do, so thank you Christina.

(Not that this is a sales pitch, but I highly recommend Christina as a pilates instructor and trainer, she works at Vic Park).