Happy Thanksgiving!!! In the spirit of giving thanks, I just wanted to share what an honor and privilege it is to be on this journey with you. I love getting to know you and love your desire and commitment to be fit. I’m so proud of you guys and I just wanted you to know that I’m thankful for you:)))
1. Thursday- Even though today is a holiday, set aside some time to do something active. Take a walk, set aside some time for yoga or a quick run. Believe me, you’ll feel better!
2. Food- Here are some great tips from Celebrity Trainer- Harley Pasternak
1. Walk it out!
The morning of Thanksgiving, go for a brisk walk. If you’re traveling to Thanksgiving dinner, park your car a few blocks away and walk the extra distance. After dinner, get some fresh air and walk around the block. Before you know it, you will have taken a few extra thousand steps, burned off your dessert and helped your digestion!
2. Eat a healthy breakfast and lunch
Filling up on “good calories” on Thanksgiving is key in controlling your appetite come dinnertime. Showing up ravenous to Thanksgiving dinner is never a good idea.
3. Exercise portion control
I know some think this is Thanksgiving sacrilege, but honestly portion control is the name of the game. First, start with a smaller plate. Smaller plates equal smaller portions. Next, follow the 3:2:1 rule: 3 parts veggies, 2 parts protein, 1 part whole grains.
4. Lose the booze!
Not only is alcohol almost twice as calorically dense as carbohydrates and protein, but your body stops burning fat as efficiently when you drink!
5. Take your time
I always say, life’s too short not to enjoy yourself on special days, and Thanksgiving dinner is definitely one of them! So go ahead and cut yourself a piece of mom’s pecan pie – but instead of shoveling it in your mouth, slow down and enjoy each bite.
3. Mantra for the Day: Pain is weakness leaving the body!!!
Whenever you decide to change something important in your life, you will go through resistance. It seems as if everything is against you going after your goals. Why is that!?!? Well, it’s easy to be comfortable and safe. Even if you don’t like where you’re at, the thought of having to do something different is overwhelming. If you are just starting a workout regimen, you will be sore. If you are trying to eat well, you will want to cheat. If you are trying to be more patient, it seems like everywhere you go, there will be a line and there will be traffic! More than just having pain in our sore bodies, there is pain to changing. We have to decide that the pain of staying the same is worst than the pain of changing. Fight through it. Persevere! Dig deep and do whatever you have to do. You will get stronger, you will change, you will grow. Take it one day at a time….
Love you guys!!! I’m rooting for you:))) XOXO!!!