Thank you notes

e + I just took a SoulCycle class together. Both dripping with sweat, I was simply thankful to experience the present moment, right here, right now. We listened to some kick ass music that moved us,  as we were reminded that we are enough. We have enough. Krista (Bonura) our instructor shared a few gems that stuck with both of us after class such as, stop chasing it. or anything.... it's already there. 

During this time of the year, it's easy to get caught up in the madness and holiday rush.  It's also easy to get caught up in your own head and own lives. 

Yet life is so short and can be taken away so quickly.  I was reminded of that these past weeks as we received some family health news (I won't go into it here) but it was an eye opener to be thankful for my health and thankful to go after my dreams. Step by step. One by one.  Typically the what scares you the most is what you SHOULD do.  I keep reminding myself get out of your comfort zone!

Then to add on the Paris attacks and what's happening around the world.... It can all be too much.

Today I'm thankful to wake up everyday to be given the opportunity to move freely, make the day my own, give it all I've got and hopefully go home and share it with the ones I love.  I wish the same for you.

I'm also reminded this Thanksgiving to keep it simple. I tend to complicate and overthink things (a lot!) Trust in yourself. The answer is there no matter how many people you speak to.  

Which brings us to family and friends. They are there to support you every step of the way. I'm thankful for my friends who get (like Erin!) and lift me up on a daily basis.  We're all trying to figure it out no matter what age we are.  

So take a deep breath. Bask in the sunshine. Find the beauty in your everyday. It's there.  

Thank you all for taking this journey with us. More to come.... 

Happy, Happy Thanksgiving!!  

xx

 j

“You don’t have to, you get to.”

This is something I have been constantly hearing from those around me involved in the fitness world. It is a saying that serves as a reminder to truly how incredibly lucky we are to move in our bodies. Whether it is to the rhythm or stretching down towards our toes.

Fitness is not about punishing yourself. Something huge I had to learn. It is a celebration of you. An opportunity to grow into a stronger version of yourself, mind as well as body.

I am thankful everyday to be able to ride a bike free, to walk my foot in front of the other, and to decide that I “get” to sweat in my day, for me.

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Now that I think of it, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It is that pause from our hectic and self-centered lifestyles that makes you pull back, ground down, and notice how COOL life is. How GREAT the people around us are. I know when I get together with my family that things truly come full circle. Thanksgiving is my reality check.

“ Wait a minute, I truly do have it all. ”

I might have zero clue what is ahead of me but I am sure of what I see in front of me. We talk about life. My relatives always have a glow in their eyes when I tell them what crazy thing I am doing next or how clueless I am when it comes to my future. They root for me. That is all you really could ever ask for or need.

I am thankful for every inch of me. Even the parts I am still learning to love. I am thankful everyday for the my family and friends constant support and love (and sense of humor!). It is not about showing your appreciation today and forgetting all about it the next day. However, I am grateful to have a solid day together to really focus on life's largest gift. To be able to do exactly it is that we are doing. 

xx

e