Hey there friends! How’s your week going? Do you have a short week like me? I’m working Mon – Wed, then off for Thurs & Fri. Looking forward to the 4 day weekend.
My thoughts on Thanksgiving are this: It is one day a year, enjoy it! I will work hard leading up to it to maintain my weight and overall healthy feeling, but the day of, I will enjoy all the great food. I really loved what Healthy Diva Eats said about it.
Pre- Thanksgiving Day
My non-expert advice: workout hard and eat clean!
This week I have been focused on eating well. For breakfast I’ve been having my usual 2 eggs and turkey bacon, salads for lunch, dinner is leftovers, but keeping it all in moderation and balance! I have indulged in some office treats (can’t ignore a buttercream mini cupcake!), but overall focusing on eating foods that make me feel good.
I’ve also been pushing it this week with workouts, and trying to incorporate high-intensity workouts. Monday night I did a GPP workout cut in half with slight modifications: (800 m row; 100 KB swings; omitted rope jumps and did 100 jumping jacks instead; 100 box jumps; 65 sit ups; 100 squats; 100 ab bridge jacks.
Let me tell you, this workout killed. I did the moves in 4 sets, in order to finish. I also realized that I was doing kettle bell swings wrong. womp womp. Lesson learned because my back is a tad bit sore. Time to work on technique! Also, when was the last time you did a real sit up? They are much harder than crunches! Try them!
Tonight I did an interval workout, and squeezed in some strength training. Tomorrow I’m participating in this GPP workout. Whatever your pre-turkey day workout, make it count!
My Tips for Surviving Thanksgiving Day (and not feeling like you’re going to explode)
Squeeze in a workout: I plan on getting into the gym on Thursday morning to sweat! Even if it is just going for a walk with a family member, get up and move for at least 30 minutes. Personally, it will help me enjoy all the delicious foods and I just feel better overall with a workout, so why not do it on Thanksgiving day too! :)
Taste everything, eat nothing – Bethenny Frankel: I heard her say this when I saw her live and it has stuck with me. Have a small tablespoon of everything, but don’t go crazy on one thing in specific. And hey, if you want more, then get some!
Stop when you’re full: Good news, the food is not going anywhere, so when you get full feeling, stop! Take a break and drink some water, and know that there are leftovers if you want a little more later on in the day (I know I will).
Lose the guilt: Remember that Thanksgiving is one day a year, so enjoy it! Then when Friday hits, get back to the routine and healthy eating. One day of indulging won’t kill you.
QA: What are your holiday healthy living/eating techniques?