I sure hope each and every one of y'all had a fabulous Thanksgiving, surrounded by good friends, family, and, of course, delicious food. Life's too short to be around people and food that make you unhappy.
I must say I had a fabulous Thanksgiving, though a little on the untraditional side. When I arrived to Knoxville last Sunday night, my sweet yet poor mother was days into a bacterial GI infection. She kept hoping with each day I was here that she would get more energy and be able to be "more fun", as she puts it. While the whole thing escalated into her having to go to the hospital the night after Thanksgiving, I kept reminding her that, hospital or not, there's nothing better than being with her and the rest of the family during the holidays.
Did I end up doing most of the Thanksgiving cooking? I did! And did it go pretty well? Sure did!
Despite my wonderful mother's attempts to rest up and get better, this whole week just reminded us both that sometimes there are things just out of our control; when that happens, as it always does, you've got to just make the best of it and stay positive.
I have a feeling in the coming months with a little boy on the way I'm going to have that talk with myself A LOT.
With all that said, I was able to have some delightful workouts at my Knoxville YMCAs (plural, yes, it's a luxury I no longer take for granted).
Check out what I've been up to this week...lot's of classes mainly. Not a lot you can borrow, but at least you can see what a 5 month pregnant lady is up to for her workouts.
Sunday: Travel Day to Knoxville- two flights and one layover= 6 hours of traveling
Monday: Zumba at West Side YMCA + 2 mile walk with my dad and our basset Sawyer
Tuesday: 5 mile jog on Cherokee Boulevard, my favorite place to jog on the Earth
Wednesday: Group Power (aka Body Pump) at Downtown YMCA
Thursday: 2 mile walk with dad, mom, and Sawyer+ 4 mile jog on Cherokee Boulevard
Friday: Black Friday Zumba class at Westside YMCA= 2 hours of nonstop dancing fun
Saturday: Travel day to Dallas
That's all for this week, friends. My question for y'all today is about your Thanksgiving fitness or lack there of...how did you stay active and fit over Thanksgiving? Turkey Trot? Backyard football? Or just lots of rest and napping on the couch? Remember, no judgment whichever path you decided to go down. That's what holidays are for- to do what makes you happy!
Healthy Happy Texan
I'm a Foodie, Fitness Instructor, and Follower of Christ. Add a passion for teaching others, dark chocolate, bacon, and dogs -- and that's me in a box.
Come on, let's live a little!