Last week I wrote a letter to the Power Fitness PDX'ers- It holds a place in my heart as it is so very true. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and make sure to take a moment and be thankful for ALL you are, have accomplished and are continuing to be be.
Sunday, November 13th, 2011
How are YOU feeling? How are your bodies now; stretched out I hope from a week of prep work for Turkey Legs!! Yep, Week 3 of Power Fitness PDX brings you Turkey Training which means lunges/squats/kicks/step ups/calf raises/wall sits and much more!
The past two weeks you have worked with many peer partners in class, like you have throughout your time with Power Fitness PDX. But this Session seems to have brought another level of compassion to everyone too. I have noticed in the middle of the prodding to encourage one another has come support with questions and comments such as "How are you doing with drinking water?", "You said you wanted to do push ups and LOOK AT YOU NOW! You are doing so many on your toes!", or "I remember when you started and how you seemed a bit timid. You are NOT timid now, good job!". These are comments from your mouths that I have written down after class. These comments are what continue to keep me going, just like the workouts keep you going. You inspire me to train you harder, and myself, each day.
Thus, this week I want you to realize how thankful I am for all of you each day. I am often asked how do I get up every morning at o'dark hundred to work. I say it is EASY and I am blessed to do what I do and am meant to do. I feel beyond fortunate to wake up every morning to train you both physically and mentally, some of the most incredible and dynamic people in the Bay Area. You have come to make a change within yourselves; not realizing when you get started where you will go but with the intention to get stronger and lose weight. I come with goals of helping you get to your inner most layers of focus, courage, and dedication of believing in yourself to become the athlete you are meant to be. Your courage to try makes me want to try harder at helping you reach further and further within yourself and your strength....and I am forever thankful.
Coach Erin Kreitz Shirey