I’m gonna refrain from searching the Internet this morning. But if I did, how many Thanksgiving-themed fitness and nutrition articles might I find? Well, whatever that number is, I’m adding one more.
I had a coach once tell me no one cares what I do [for my fitness and nutrition]. People wanna know what they need to do. I get where he’s coming from, but why do I often get asked about what I eat and do for exercise by people if they don’t care?!
I’m not gonna tell you what you could do or should do, today. I’m simply gonna share tips on how I’m gonna approach my day and in the order in which I’ll do it. My goal? To be intentional, not obsessive, about my day. I’m gonna enjoy this truly special day with my goals in mind. You’re welcome to play along at home.
My gym’s closed today. I’ve got company coming over this morning. It’s gonna be quick and intense, but I’m gonna do something. It’ll keep me in the habit and help me wanna make better food choices throughout the day. Here’s what I’m gonna do this morning.
Set 1 – 1 push up, 3 squats
Set 2 – 2 push-ups, 6 squats
Set 3 – 3 push-ups, 9 squats
Set 4 – 4 push-ups, 12 squats
Set 5 – 5 push-ups, 15 squats
Set 6 – 6 push-ups, 18 squats
Set 7 – 7 push-ups, 21 squats
Set 8 – 8 push-ups, 24 squats
Set 9 – 9 push-ups, 27 squats
Set 10 – 10 push-ups, 30 squats
Eat normally until Thanksgiving dinner
After my workout, I’m gonna eat my normal breakfast and lunch. This morning, after my workout, I’m gonna have a quinoa spinach scramble.
For lunch, before heading to my in-laws, I’ll make a Super Shake.
Graze, not gorge
There will be a lot of food available throughout today. I’m gonna enjoy it. But I’m gonna be careful not to overeat. I’m gonna keep this question in mind. Would I be able to go for a walk or run around with my kids after eating without the fear of soiling myself? (You’re welcome to a different, less dirty, thought.)
I’ve seen articles that show healthy substitutes for Thanksgiving favorites. That’s cool and all, but two things. First, I’m not preparing any of the foods. Second, I wanna eat my favorites. But I’m gonna eat them slowly, enjoying each bite and the company with whom I’m sharing them.
Get outta the house
Whether it’s going for walk or going window shopping (maybe both), I’m gonna get outta the house. More specifically, I’m gonna get away from the food in the house.
In all things, be thankful
I’ve so much to be thankful for. Today, I wanna meditate on all that I’ve to be thankful for, not fixate on what I should or shouldn’t eat.