Hi and Happy Thanksgiving (a little late, I know) to you all! On Tuesday night, my sister and I took the train to Cape Cod and I have really been enjoying some nice workouts, relaxation, drinks, and food with the fam. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, too. Because we knew we would be spending a majority of yesterday eating, we made sure to get in a quick workout.
Do you guys have any Thanksgiving exercise/walk traditions? I always like to take a walk with some squats/jumping jacks/butt kicks thrown in there to get my blood pumping (and my stomach ready for pie–derrr). We also spent a lot of time taking pictures together and being silly because we are hardly ever all together:
We’ve also spent a lot of time watching The X-Factor and Kardashian re-runs. If I haven’t said it enough I’ll say it again… I love the Kardashian’s. I know, I know, they’re money-hungry a-holes or whatever but I really like them. And I like Kim! I know! What the heck?! And one more thing, I really love Kim and Kanye together! I just do! I could watch the episodes over and over…… and that’s okay? Maybe not. I don’t know what to say. Sorry for the rant. Team Kimye. Sorry.. again.
Then there’s the food — glorious food! Too much food. I’m sure all of you can relate to that. My mom made a fabulous spread of Thanksgiving goodness and I contributed with Julie’s pumpkin cheesecake dip which was a hit. I think the Stacy’s cinnamon chips were the perfect match. We all filled up on this — and for me that wasn’t good because I kind of had trouble eating all of my Thanksgiving meal. Here’s just some of the dishes we ate:
After eating our dinner, we all went for a walk for about an hour so that we had room for dessert!
My mom made her cranberry/walnut pie and then she also purchased a chocolate mousse pie as well as pumpkin pie. Pumpkin pie is always my favorite so I made sure to have a piece of that and a little bit of the chocolate. Sugar over-load.
By the end of the day I couldn’t take anymore — it was sincerely too much food. My body is so used to having lighter, healthier food that I just felt gross. BUT the more important part was that I didn’t feel an ounce of guilt! It is important to let yourself enjoy the beautiful things life has to offer–such as Thanksgiving.
This morning I went to the gym and had a fantastic workout. I’ve really been seeing results in terms of muscle definition in my arms. Don’t get me wrong–I do not want super huge muscles whatsoever, but I do want toned arms and it’s taken me close to 8-12 months to even get close to that! I am looking forward to keeping it up and seeing more results
Later on we are going to go for a little family happy hour and the place we are going to sits right on the water. So relaxing!
Question of the Day: Please tell me how your Thanksgiving was! What was your favorite dish? Do you do any sort of workout on the day of Thanksgiving?
P.S. — I am sooooooo thankful for you ALL! Thank you so much for always reading and being supportive ! You are all the best!