Posts Tagged ‘Thanksgiving’

Well, if you’ve been following my story, I have been enduring a severly bruised tailbone.  I am not 100% better, but I have been able to do a lot more than usual. 

I took all of last week off from exercises because it was very painful.  I am taking today off as well since it is still very sore.  Saturday afternoon I stopped at Sam’s Club to get some water and I made my left glute hurt from using that muscle to lift the bottles into the back of the van.  Ugh!  I need more rest.

Hubby took me out to see the new movie Australia on Saturday.  It was an awesome movie, however, I don’t recommend seeing it if you have a bruised tailbone.  LOL  Two and a half hours of sitting was tough to endure.  I sure wasn’t thinking when I agreed to that!

Today my two younger girls completed a lapbook on Cinderella.  It was a great study on forgiveness and pumpkins.  It sure amazes me how people can read an ordinary childrens book and find deep messages in them.  I sure haven’t been blessed with that gift. 

Thanksgiving was a wonderful holiday for us.  We had planned to drive down to Terre Haute and stay in a hotel, but due to my “rear troubles” we stayed home and had our usual Thanksgiving dinner.  I did make some slight changes to our dinner so it was a little more healthy.  We didn’t have a big dessert offering.  My 11 year old made a light, sugar free pumpkin cake and we had plenty of whole wheat bread (Ugh!).  I love turkey and this year we had one of the biggest yet.  It didn’t fit very well in the huge container I use for brining.  The legs were sticking out!  It was an awesome turkey.  Surprisingly, we have almost eaten the entire bird already.  Wow!

Well, I hope to hear some updates on everyone’s fitness plans for 2009.  I am putting together a 12 week challenge to go along with the launch of my new book.  Let me know if you are interested!



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With only 9 weeks left until Thanksgiving, many people become filled with dread as they think about those extra pounds they always put on during the holiday season. 

I actually believe holiday weight gain begins now before the holiday season officially starts. 

The weather is getting cooler. We are spending more time indoors.  Halloween candy is on sale.  We start using the oven more to create our fall comfort foods and we are less physically active.

Now is the time to take action.  Establish the daily habit of moving before the shorter, colder days set in. 

It doesn’t take much to get the whole family out in the evening for a quick walk around the block. 

It’s still cool enough to play a game of tag outside with the kids. 

Just do one thing together a day.

It’s not hard.  It won’t kill you.  In fact, you’ll have a lot of fun! 

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