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I am a teacher, fitness/yoga instructor, runner, celebrity stalker, chocolate lover, embarrassing dancer, wine guzzler, can't-live-without-my-girlfriends kind of girl. I also have a collection of high heels that strongly outweighs my collection of runners. My goal is to find balance in my life through health and exercise- and when I say balance, I mean kicking ass in the gym and enjoying food, wine, family, friends, and basking in celebrity news. Let's eat clean and do some craaahaaayzy workouts together... followed by a glass of wine.

Monday, 5 March 2012

The Power of Movement, Thankfuls, and Trish Stratus. All sexy.

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Three words to describe the Power of Movement Toronto mega session yesterday:

1. Inspiring.
2. Awesome.
3. Sexy.
I really, really wanted Trish Stratus, former WWE wrestler turned actress and fitness/yoga pro to punch me in the face. It would've been the best 5 seconds of my life.
That's right. Sexy. The people at the Power of Movement, the volunteers, the participants, and Trish.

The event took place at the Toronto Reference Library at Yonge & Bloor- and a fantastic venue at that- lots of natural light, carpeted floors, tons of space. CP24 was there covering the event, and YogaFit Canada put on a great mega session for all levels and abilities!

I'm basically smarter just for being there.

These poor people had no clue I was taking photos of them working out. Surprise!

Before meeting Traci Melchor from ETalk, Farah Nasser from CP24, and Trish Stratus, I was much creepier.

For those of you wondering, yes, I did actually participate and not just creepily snap photos of people I don't know. This makes me a master multitasking yogi... and still a creep.

The Toronto event raised more than $50,000 for the Arthritis Research Foundation- a worthy cause that definitely made me reflect on things I am thankful/grateful for:

1. I'm very grateful for my health. I feel really down when I'm not able to be active, whether I'm feeling under the weather or dealing with an injury. People with autoimmune diseases and arthritis deal with this on a daily basis. I'm very thankful for all the things I am able to do and give immense credit to those who deal with chronic illnesses day after day.

2. I'm grateful for Emily Shandruk.
This woman is a rockstar, and I'm happy to now call her my friend. She works tirelessly for the Power of Movement, was extremely supportive throughout my POM journey, and at the event, took absolutely ZERO credit. She made me brownies, provided prizes for my students at my school fundraiser, she sweats with me at my SPA (Speed, Power, Agility) classes, and is real, down to earth, and drinks wine. On the busiest day of her life, she made time for me and made me feel important. I'm slow clapping for Em at my computer.

I've never called her Em before, but I won't turn back. I love this woman.
3. I'm extremely grateful for my rewarding job. Some days are harder than others, but I teach Phys Ed, fitness, and yoga for a living. Then I make really embarrassing posts for you all to read. It is perfection. I still don't believe it some days.

4. I'm really thankful for my massive guns.

By "massive guns" I really mean my bitch of a forehead. Good God, you could fit a whole other face on that thing! Side note: always wear makeup when going out from now on.
A big congratulations to the organizers, participants, volunteers, and hosts for a wonderful event, and a special shout out to the millions of Canadians suffering from arthritis and autoimmune diseases- I hope new research will come from this that will aide many in their suffering.

What are YOU thankful for today?