First thought upon waking up today: Happy Thanksgiving!!!! (to all my US friends )
Second thought: OWwww!! My shoulders are sore from power yoga yesterday.
Third thought – upon stepping out of bed: Yipes! My hamstrings are sore from power yoga class.
Not all yoga is equal, my friends. Power yoga = a workout. In fact, our yoga teacher’s goal is to make us drip with sweat by the third song – and we’re not even in a heated up room! haha
Hence, I knew my workout plans for this morning had to change. Yes, I work out on Thanksgiving. I know that may seem blasphemous, but the way I see it workouts – especially intense workouts – send my appetite soaring. The last thing I want to happen as I’m on my second plate is to be too full to eat it. So:
intense workout>higher appetite>more capacity for copious amount so food
Apparently not many other people have the same idea ‘round these parts, because I was the only one in the gym for a good 20 minutes!
Excuse the intense look, I felt about how I looked!
Anyway. My workout was supposed to be a full body lifting workout, but I changed it to some HIIT instead. HIIT will always make me feel like a ravenous beast.
I headed to the gym shortly after sipping some coffee this morning and did this HIIT treadmill workout:
Hungry Turkey Treadmill HIIT Workout
I barely got through those last 5 minutes! I think I actually may have finished out the 35 minutes walking the last 3 around 4.0.
I’m still not sure what to eat for breakfast! This is a hard one on Thanksgiving. See, our meal isn’t until 2-3 today, so I have to eat breakfast. But I don’t want to eat too much as to wear I’m not hungry come turkey time. I’ll probably just have a yogurt bowl or a smoothie.
Shane and I are headed to my parents’ house today. It’s absolutely fabulous out, so I think I’m going to grab Niko and get a pre-turkey walk in.
Oh! Speaking of turkey, this will be the first time in FOUR years that Ill be partaking in the turkey eating. My mom got an organic, free-range turkey, and I feel OK about eating that this year
Happy Thanksgiving, friends!!
Workouts on Thanksgiving: yay or nay? If yay, what is your Thanksgiving workout today?
What time is your Thanksgiving dinner today? How do you deal with pre-thanksgiving meals?