Happy Thanksgiving week! I hope you are taking some time to rest and relax over the holiday!

I’ve got a fun little gratitude exercise for you if you’re up for it. (This could also be great to do with your family – and go around the dinner table and share!) 

Grab a pen, a piece of paper, and write down 5 things you’re grateful for.

And then write WHY you are thankful for them.

And as you write, take a moment to really feel the love for all those things! This step is super important and is great for your body AND your mind!

Gratitude allows us to celebrate the present moment and live a more fulfilling life. 

In the spirit of the holiday, here are a few things I’m truly grateful for:

  • My clients because single day and am grateful to work with such amazing people
  • Time to spend with loved ones over the holiday because you don’t get to see them as much as you’d like
  • My health, spouse, home, my pups and my community, 

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!


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The list goes on and on!

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Your new favorite cookie recipe

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Setting realistic goals

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Upscale sandwich shop recipe inside…

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Rob is the owner and founder of Fitness Lifestyle Personal Training.

He has been training for over thirty-three years; seventeen of those years as a personal trainer helping others reach their goals.