Confession: Last week, I slacked a little on my work outs. I know, I know! Even though I had off last week, each day was filled with fun and exciting things to do. I did manage to get 2 big workouts in. On Tuesday I hit the gym for 40 minutes then went for a 3 mile run. Wednesday I had girls day with Allyson. We saw Lincoln then had a small lunch afterwards. Thursday was the big rival football game before Thanksgiving dinner (we won). My big bonus this day was that I managed to keep myself within my calorie goal of the day! This goes along with one of my goals before New Years (goal #2). I am proud of that considering it was a holiday feast and I did not eat myself into a food coma like past years! The only exercise that day was walking to and from the stadium from where we parked. Does chopping onion and celery count? I did a lot of that too when making my stuffing. On Friday, we hit the mall for about 4 hours. I count shopping as some exercise since we spend a lot of that time walking the mall trying to figure out what we should buy. On Saturday, I hit the weights in my basement. I do a bunch of reps of exercises with my dumbbells and mix in yoga, Pilates and other simple cardio. This time I stayed focused on my abs (goal #1). I completed 30 minutes before I had to get ready for the next football game (this one we lost). We got there just before kick off. Since it was a playoff game, parking sucked. We had a brisk 10 minute walk to the stadium (more walking!). We had a 2nd family dinner on Saturday night. I did not overeat there however, I had my fair share of drinks which totally screwed me for Sunday.
Now that is all over with, I can get back to the tasks at hand. I do have a bunch of birthday parties and Christmas parties to get through. However, I feel like I have the tools to help get myself through them without losing track of the big picture :0)
I thought I would share a few of my favorite pictures from Thanksgiving Day. This is Allyson’s senior year so, this was her last show performance as a guard member. That is her in the center of the silver flags. The show music this year was Steely Dan (cool right?!)