Hello! I woke up a little discombobulated because I slept in until 8:15!!! I know that’s just child’s play to some of you master sleep-er in-ers (ahem, Janetha), but it’s late for someone who can usually never sleep past 7:00.
Not that I’m complaining My workout will just have to be pushed until after my morning client.
The late sleep definitely had to do with going to bed so late last night. Usually asleep by 10, this girl stayed up until midnight! I know, I’m crazy, but we were up catching up with the last couple episodes on the Walking Dead.
It’s hard to go straight to sleep after watching a bunch of zombies.
I almost felt like a zombie last night, too, after eating so. much. food. at Thanksgiving. All thanks to my mom, the chef:
We all played our parts, though. My dad was the Niko holder/turkey carver:
Niko and Buck were the beggars:
Mike and Shane were the taste-testers
And I was the photographer/brussels sprouts and crescent roll maker:
My mom put out quite the feast! We were all incredibly impressed – and hungry.
My family is the epitome of casual, so we all filled out plates, headed down stairs and found a seat at the bar or on the couch, and mowed down while watching football.
A roll, mashed potatoes and gravy, turkey, green bean casserole, brown sugar glazed brussels sprouts, sweet potato, and cranberry sauce.
Times 2, plus wine, plus 2 slices of the pies I brought over.
Needless to say, we all felt a bit like Buck after we were done feeding.
Shane and I made the trip back to Bloomington around 7:00, where I made yet another plate of leftovers for dinner – turkey, green beans, roll, and a half slice of pie. That did me in.
This morning I’ve got a client to train here in a bit, and then I’m going to do a wee bit of shopping for tomorrow. Tomorrow we’ve got yet another Thanksgiving dinner to go to at my aunt. I’m going to go apologize to my jeans now Kidding kidding!
Actually, one thing I vow not to do is feel guilty after a big feast like Thanksgiving. You won’t gain 5 pounds because of over doing one day, I promise. You don’t have to “make up for it” the days surrounding Thanksgiving, either. Just enjoy it, and move on with your regular eating habits.
You know what? After that last plate of leftovers last night, a wee bit of guilt crept in after eating another piece of pie. Instead, I reminded myself it’s only a few times a year that we eat like this. So enjoy that full feeling. No guilt this Thanksgiving, guys!
And with that –
I’ve got a client to train here in a few, so I’m taking a smoothie to drink on the way to her house. It has 2% milk, greek yogurt, spinach, banana, strawberries, stevia, and raw walnuts.
Catch ya later! Wish me luck – I cannot stand Black Friday. I’m pretty much against it – but I need to stop into Sam’s and Target for a couple things for tomorrow. In my mind it will either be a) overrun by people/zombies or b) depleted of all its stock!
Have a great day, friends!
Thanksgiving feasts and other celebratory feasts – does guilt creep in for you?
Black Friday: do you participate? Get any good deals this year?