Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Today
is a day that many of us reflect on all
we have to be grateful for. This is a
perfect chance to wish you all a
happy holiday, but also inspire some additional
As many of you know, I went to
Atlanta recently for
Continuing Education Expo and
decided while I was there to take a
Tae Bo class with the famous
Billy Blanks. My incredible client
Aimee jumped at the chance
to come with me, as she is now
successfully addicted to exercise
and new adventures! Her over
30 pound weight loss to this date
has not only gotten her feeling and
looking more fit, but her entire outlook
on life has gotten healthier and more
energetic as well!
My point in all of this was to share with you Billy's message to us at the end of class. Our bodies and minds are in a constant battle with one another. We know we should eat right and exercise- our minds know that. We try and motivate our bodies to do what the mind thinks. However, many of us stumble when we let the third player into the fight:
our senses. We see the cookie- we smell the cookie- we can almost taste the cookie. And we fail when we
let the senses win over the mind. Or, with exercise- our pain sensors tell our minds that our legs are sore-
our heat sensors tell us it is hot in the room- and we loose the motivation to continue. Awareness is the key-
know that this is happening- and make your mind and body more powerful than anything that is trying to stop
you. Why? You have been given one body- one mind- and we are only here on Earth for a short while.
Why not make the best of it?
Aimee and I were definitely inspired by Billy's words. They were things we had both heard before- and it is
pretty much my philosophy. But he did such an outstanding job conveying this reality to us.
Be grateful today. Grateful for family, for friends and for life. Be grateful for your bodies and minds. Let them
work together rather than fight each other. Yes- it is Thanksgiving and I am pretty sure we will all indulge
a bit. That's OK. Get back at the fight tomorrow. You are going to win! I am thankkful for all of you!