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Staying Active Over Thanksgiving!

Posted Nov 21 2012 10:23am

Hi Friends-

Wishing you and your loved ones a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.

Whether you choose to workout this Thanksgiving or not here are some great ways to stay fit over the holiday.

  • Head outside and rake the leaves. I am looking forward to helping clean up my parents yard by raking the leaves on Saturday. It’s a great way to burn extra calories and work those arms. To burn more calories do squats every time you reach one side of the lawn and then do lunges to get back to your original spot. has a calculator where you input your weight and duration and it will tell you how many calories you burned raking leaves. Click here to check it out.

  • Participate in your town’s local Turkey Trot. Sadly this it the first year I will not be participating in Middletown’s Turkey Trot.  Perhaps I will make a last minute decision and sign up but as of right now I am not signed up. Here is a list of Turkey Trots and Thanksgiving Day Runs around the United States. Create your own Turkey Trot if your town doesn’t have one.

  • Help your family by cleaning the house. My mom is having Thanksgiving dinner therefore I told her yesterday I will take the role of cleaning. By the time I vacuum, clean, etc I should burn some extra calories.

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  • Go for a post meal walk with your family. This is a great way to enjoy the fall scenery and spend some time with your family. Plus an hour of walking could burn up to 183 calories.


  • Get your family outside for some All-American Football. Everyone loves a fun game of football. This will not only be fun for the players but the cheerleaders as well.

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Happy Birthday to my little sister Morgan. I can’t she is 18! She is ten years younger than me and it feels like she was just born.  Now she is graduating High School and going to college in the fall to become a nurse. I am so proud of her and her accomplishments!

Growing up she drove me crazy because she would follow me around and try to take my high heals, etc. Now she still borrows my shoes but I loved that she admires me and looks up to me.


Are you working out this Thanksgiving?

As for me; I am. I will probably go for a run first thing in the morning and then clean the house. I will also probably go for a post dinner walk with my sister and cousins. I am not only doing this because I am enjoy working out but also because I want to stuff my face as much as possible without feeling too guilty. I believe everything in moderation but on Thanksgiving there is not moderation. Smile


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