4 Thanksgiving Day Strategies to Battle the Bulge!
Posted Nov 22 2012 11:24am
Good morning my lovelies!
I’m waking up and about to get my sweat on before I meet my fam that flew into town. So excited to see them.
First of all, I want to share some random updates….
Last week I twisted my ankle showing off during dancing (karma bites me) so that, as well as other minor health issues, have impeded my powerlifting training. I will still compete, but I am feeling weak and stiff, so I know my performance will not be as strong as I want it to be. Therefore, I will have to consider this first meet as getting my feet wet, and then will have to do more meets until I feel I have smashed enough to my satisfaction
Also, I finally joined Instagram, so please follow me @freestylefitnesss
In the spirit of Thanksgiving and gratitude, I want to share some things I am grateful for….fun sparkly nails…my optimism and persistence….the fact I have about two more weeks until I get my masters in science!!!!….the fact that my first powerlifting meet is in three weeks is super exciting!!!….learning more about powerlifting has been so fun….i look forward to going to hawaii in four weeks!!!!…I’m grateful for my awesome friends….Im grateful for my awesome work family….Im grateful for hot guys…I’m grateful for cool family…I’m grateful for our house cat with her huge raccoon tail…I’m grateful for silly jokes that I laugh easily at cuz I am a crazy easily amused chica…and ummm I am thankful for all of YOU! Thank you for reading my blog
Okay, so now on to the strategies to battle the bulge. Thanksgiving and the subsequent holidays are rough for people who are watching their weight, but these are great opportunities to practice certain strategies and skills. Here are four tips that come to mind.
1) Work out before your feast. Example, here I am, Thanksgiving Day. Am I skipping the gym? Heck no!! This is an important day to get it in!!!
2) Try to limit calories before and/or after Thanksgiving. For instance, if today you overindulge, try tomorrow to really focus on tons of water, and eating lean protein and veggies! And that’s it. You can consider it carb cycling- one high carb day followed by a low carb day ;P
3) Focus on time with your loved ones. Thanksgiving is not about how much food you can stuff down your esophagus. It’s about spending time with people you care about.
4) Fill up on veggies and proteins. Try to fill up first on the turkey, brussel sprouts, green beans, and all those types of yummies.
I gotta hit the gym! With love and bootie smacks,
P.S. I am writing this Thanksgiving AM but realize the RSS feed won’t appear in your inbox until tomorrow morning, so sorry about that! These strategies can be used for any occasion