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Thank You

by Lisa on May 10, 2012

I’m almost at a loss for something to post today. I’m trying to get back into the swing of things (and am almost caught up now). I went to work out with my new trainer today—it was hard, but satisfying.

He had me do:

jump rope

box step-ups (with knee up)

beat the tractor tire with a baseball bat

push-ups (all the way down, 3/4 way up)

medicine ball arm exercises

agility drills

It’s all stuff I could do on my own, but I definitely work harder when he’s pushing me! It reminds me, too, that I love working out with someone else (even though my trainer doesn’t work out with me). There’s just something about being “in it together” that is motivating to me.

I also did my corporate wellness coaching today, and for some reason I ended up talking to about 10 people more than I usually do in one day. It was great to have check-ins with so many people (40!).

Two people thanked me for all the help I’ve given them, and they told me how much of an impact my assistance has had on them. It made me feel really good. Of course, I was probably a little awkward accepting the praise, but I just thanked them and reinforced that although I assisted, they have done all the work!

It made me start to think about how often we thank people for things that matter. Of course it’s polite to tack a “thank you” onto many sentences. But, it can be very meaningful to let someone know how and why you appreciate them. We all get boosted by feeling that we make a difference in someone’s life (and personally, it reinforces my motivation to keep doing what I’m doing).

I want to make a point of telling people thank you for things they’ve done for me that have impacted my life. So I must go and make my list!

Hopefully tomorrow I’ll be back on top of things and post something useful!

I’m excited to try out a new wine bar in Geneva with the other Lisa B tomorrow, and I also have some not so exciting plans to catch up on work and clean my house!

Do you tell people thank you when they’ve had a positive impact on your life?

Has someone thanked you for something meaningful in their lives?

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  • http://www.cottercrunch.com lindsay cotter

    big difference, saying you are appreciated versus thank you. Both great, but being appreciated means you have made a difference, agreed! and you have!

  • Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)

    It is so important to tell people you appreciate their help! It feels so good to hear it from others. Sounds like you had a great day!

  • http://www.pure2raw.com/ pure2raw twins

    we do our best to always tell people thank you for having a positive impact on our life. we love being able to share that appreciation with others :) such a great feeling!
    xoxo

  • http://www.thefitnessdish.com/ Laury

    I wish we could workout together! That would be such a blast!!!

    I am so shy, sometimes I tell people, but I am so not touchy feely in a way, I just get awkward.

    Yes, many people have told me how much I have impacted them, and it’s the best feeling ever. Even if I rarely know how to respond. It’s why I love my job so much though!!! I am sure you hear it all the time too!

  • http://merigoesround.com/ meri

    I know what you mean- I love working out by myself but when others are around I work so much harder!

  • http://www.1970kikiproject.wordpress.com/ cathy@1970kikiproject

    that is great that you enjoyed your workout with your trainer, lisa! those exercises are challenging!
    isn’t that wonderful that people took the time to say thank you to you. i do try to say thank you – it fits in with my gratitude journal. so an entry could be, “said thank you to x for…”
    if i do something for someone, i much appreciate a genuine thank you. it’s a gift from the heart!
    oo, have fun at the new wine bar today! i have a s’bux coffee outing with my aunt tonight!

  • Heather (Where’s the Beach)

    You know, I need to try the tire beating thing one day. We have one at the gym and it looks like you could really take out some aggression that way LOL. I really try to thank people often. Lindsay at Lean Green Bean just did a post on the importance of “thank you”. It can also make someone’s day to be appreciated with a simple thank you.

  • http://thehealthybeehive.com/ Jane

    It is really awesome to hear you have impacted someones life, but all the better when you tell it to someone else!  I try to tell my family and friends how much I love and appreciate them.  You never know when you won’t be able to.  Have a great weekend!

  • http://eatdrinkbreathesweat.com/ Jess

    Isn’t it amazing what the power of such a simple phrase can mean when said with true emotion and meaning? A “thank you” can sometimes make all the difference in the world. Such a simple thing that either is lost along the way or thrown out there offhandedly,without putting the thought/emotion behind it. 

  • Lisa_healthy_diaries

    I think it’s a great idea to make a point of telling people thank you for things they’ve done for you and if they have impacted your life. We don’t know how long we’ll be here for, so you might as well let them know before it’s too late!

    Now I’ll take the time to thank you for impacting my life! I only have 2 days left of my sugar free challenge and I don’t even want sugar… GASP! It’s my birthday Sunday and Maria and I will have sugar free cupcakes to celebrate and not sure if I’ll end up having something else. We shall see!

    I wouldn’t have started to conquer my sugar addiction without you, so Thank you Lisa!

  • http://blissfulbritt.com/ Brittany

    Your workout sounds awesome! I agree that having someone there makes you work just that much harder. I would love to workout with a trainer at least once in my life. I LOVE telling people that they have had positive impacts on my life, I try to do this often. 

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