Monday, December 22, 2014

Gratitude Letter to My Health

It's Tuesday and I am linking up with hosts Jessica Joy and Jill Conyers for their The Fit Dish Link-Up every Tuesday.

Today's topic is "a gratitude letter to our health." I really like this topic as it made me think of how thankful I am for good health and how important our bodies are. Here's my letter:
Dear Body,

Thank you for giving me good health! You have kept me free from major illness and injury throughout the years, and I am very grateful for that. You have gone through two pregnancies with weight gains and losses teaching me that there are ups and downs but with exercise and determination we got where we wanted to be. 

This year with great health, you have given me an awesome year of running. I have been able to do things I never thought I could do. I was able to PR in each race distance this year! I did not expect to improve so much in running but I did. Age definitely doesn't matter as you have shown me that you can still do your best as you get older.

Thank you for giving me the ability to see beautiful scenery and amazing sites! You have taken me up challenging mountains with breathtaking views! 
Thank you for making me feel good. Being able to exercise and run makes me feel great which makes me feel positive throughout the day. It also gives me the energy I need to watch the kiddos, clean, cook, do errands, laundry, etc..

Thank you for for being strong. It takes a lot to train for multiple half marathons and can wear you down. Running for two hours is no joke. It's tough but you pull through and with no injuries. That is very important to me. Thanks for pulling through the tough workouts and pavement pounding with miles and miles of running. I am so thankful I have not had any serious injury that has stopped me from doing what I enjoy most running, hiking and playing.

Thank you for being flexible. I know that sometimes I don't take care of you the way that I should. I know that I should try to get more sleep at times and that I could do better with my eating habits so thank you for being good to me even though I am not always treating you the best.

Thank you body for serving me well and giving me good health. I am very grateful!

Love,
Sharon

24 comments:

  1. Nice post! It does make me think about how grateful I am for my health.

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  2. Great post! I am always amazed how our bodies are capable of holding up to long runs and hard workouts. As long as I treat it well my body holds on. I too believe age means nothing, i am 37 and only just getting started!

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  3. Thanks Jenn! Definitely got to treat the body well! Awesome you believe age means nothing too! :)

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  4. nice post! we never know what we can do if we don't push a little :) It is a fun assignment today! Merry Christmas!

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  5. Thanks MB!! You're totally right! :) Merry Christmas!!

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  6. You know, I am also thankful for being able to sight see on foot. I didn't even think about that, but hiking up a mountain is one of my FAVORITE things. Thanks for reminding me of that!

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  7. I love this. I am working on appreciating my body more for what it can do.

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  8. That's such a beautiful picture! <3 Pretty outdoorsy pictures always make me want to pick up running again, at some point. Congrats on all your PR's this year! :] That's awesome!

    It's always amazing to me how much "abuse" our bodies can take through our chosen fitness favorites, but I'm so glad that they do. <3

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  9. Such a great topic! I love all that you are grateful to your body for! Having a body that can carry babies and climb mountains is pretty awesome! Congratulations on such an amazing year, and cheers to 2015!

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  10. Sharon, that is a gorgeous picture!! And I know how much energy it takes to run after a kiddo. Kudos mama! I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!!!

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  11. Thanks Farrah!! It is amazing how much our bodies can take and what they can do! Have a Merry Christmas!! :)

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  12. Thanks Amber!! Yes, I enjoyed this topic as it was great to think about and be grateful to my body! We should do it more often. Happy holidays and cheers to 2015! :)

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  13. No problem! Awesome that hiking is also one of your favorite things! :) Have a Merry Christmas Bri!

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  14. Thanks Abby! That is great, appreciating your body and what it can do is important! Have a great Christmas!

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  15. Thanks Elizabeth!! Merry Christmas to you and your family as well!

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  16. Age does not matter!! Yes, ma'am! I'm healthier and more fit at 40 then I ever was in my 20's. Thanks for sharing! Love your letter!

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  17. Love the energy of your letter and gratitude! Age doesn't matter! I think we've proven that :)

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  18. This is great, Sharon! I am really loving seeing people talk about how much they've improved with age, because it really is true and possible to just keep getting better; the ladies in this link-up really are a testament to this! I really enjoyed this - thanks for sharing! :)

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  19. Great Sharon..Really like your style. Subscribing to you. Would you like to contribute some for my site. Turmeric Drink is so Healthy

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  20. Thanks John! Thanks for visiting!

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  21. Thanks Erin!! It sure is! Thanks for visiting!

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  22. Thanks Jill! We sure have!! :)

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  23. That is awesome Melanie!! Keep it up! Thanks for visiting! :)

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