Happy “early” Thanksgiving friends! I am currently writing this from the Nantucket ferry, with Lucy at my feet, as we prepare our journey how to good old New Jersey. It is funny to think that I have to put my car on a boat to get home…a 2 1/2 hour boat ride and then a 4 1/2 car ride…Best feeling though is that I know I am coming bACK to my happy place. Now that makes me happy!
Thanksgiving is a holiday that I never used to travel home for, because the headache of flying cross country was too stressful. But now that I am “somewhat” closer, and have some flexibility with the days I travel, it is totally worth it. And knowing that I can get a lot taken care of while I am back too is also a bonus. I am looking forward to Mom’s cooking; seeing my siblings and friends; and just taking a break for my normal routine.
With that being said, it is time to ENJOY yourself. I want all of YOU to enjoy your Turkey Day and that you eat all the food and drink all the wine and feel NO GUILT. Every year around this time we are constantly reminded of what to eat…what to not eat…how to burn it off…how to make healthier choices…It gets a little annoying and a little overwhelming.
DO WHAT WORKS FOR YOU AND WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY!
The holidays only come around once a year and you should enjoy them and embrace all the kookiness! Speaking from experience, I typically always overdo it on Thanksgiving and Christmas…It’s pretty comical how much I can stuff into this belly, but it is hard not to, when your Mom and family friends are amazing cooks. My body is definitely not used to these rich foods…the sugar…the salt…but like I said it is only a couple of times of year and gosh darn it, I enjoy it…A LOT. I mean how can you say no to Mom’s sweet potatoes with all the butter and crispy mini marshmallows…My favorite ever since I was a kid!
So instead of worrying about the calories and how much I would have to run the next day, I just ENJOY IT and follow these tips that I wrote for Core Power…Simple and easy and a reasonable way to just everything back on track!