Getting your fitness before the feast

Happy Thanksgiving! Honestly I’ve never really given much thought to fitness on this day….so this year is a first. Normally I have one too many the night before during the infamous ‘Thanksgiving Eve” holiday and continue to shovel food and drink into my mouth the next day.



pumpkin- not as pretty

I’m happy to say that last night was tame compared to recent years and I was able to fall asleep and wake up early to get a run in and begin cooking all the delicious things I will eat today while feeling a little less guilty than usual. Thanksgiving should be a time to truly enjoy family and not worry about the added calories so getting my workouts in yesterday and today will allow me to do that.

Yesterday I had a great workout while experimenting with Austin’s weight bench that we will be bringing from his parents house to our house. I ended up getting a pretty intense full body workout in that looked like this:

Warm up and stretching

Mountain climbers: 4 rounds 40 seconds on/20 seconds off

Barbell Chest Press: (Just the bar 😉 ) 10 reps/ 4 sets

Lunge Jumps (ughhh): 4 roun 30 seconds on/30 seconds off

Lat Pull Downs (30 lbs): 12 reps/ 4 sets

Burpeees: 4 rounds 30 seconds on / 30 seconds off

Squats (with 25lb weight plate): 12 reps/ 4 sets

Superset 2 times through – Glute Bridge: 15 reps

Thai Sit ups: 15 reps

This morning, as mentioned, I was able to get up bright and early and go for a run. I had a running partner this time! It was so beautiful about -55 degrees and sunny- very warm for Thanksgiving around here. Now I can enjoy my Thanksgiving guilt free.


Ruby, my parents’ dog and my running partner.


Tonight I actually will be going Black Friday shopping after dinner. I’m excited, but I feel bad for the people who have to work. I think they should change all this Black Friday nonsense to start on Friday again like it used to. I feel this way…but it’s not enough to stop me I guess lol. I am so thankful that a) I have a job that I can have a vacation from and b) that job gives me ample vacation time to enjoy my family and friends.

How are you getting your fitness in for Thanksgiving? Or do you think you should just go all out because it’s a holiday? I’d love to hear some comments!





2 thoughts on “Getting your fitness before the feast

  1. maureen

    just got back from a long walk….. it is beautiful out there!!!! I will be eating my favorite tho 🙂

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