Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone enjoys the holiday with their family and friends. Thanksgiving is a hard day to stay on track with your current diet and fitness routine but it is only 1 day a year so enjoy everything on the table, just try to stick with smaller portions. That way you will save some room for my favorite pumpkin pie recipe that is linked in below. I am not the best baker by any means, but I was able to make it so I’m sure you can too! The cinnamon whip cream is amazing!
Remember that Friday is NOT Thanksgiving day 2. I am not telling you to not eat your leftovers but you need to think of it more like a normal meal and only have a couple sides and not completely stuff yourself.
To help keep your fitness routine on track, you can try and find a local turkey trot in your area or just go for a run or walk with you family. If you don’t feel like braving the cold, then you can try my fun thanksgiving ab workout from a couple years ago. It is linked in at the bottom of the page. Try to get your whole family to join you! Or if any of you are brave enough to go black friday shopping, I’m sure you will get a workout fighting the crowds!
Post a picture of your pumpkin pie if you decide to make it or your workout on thanksgiving with the hashtag #getyourstrongstride. You will be featured on the front page of our new website which will be up very soon!
Combine two holiday pie favorites with this pumpkin pie baked in a pecan shell. The subtle nuttiness of the crust adds to the wonderful pumpkin flavor and it’s made even better with a dollop of homemade cinnamon whipped cream.
Thanksgiving Ab Workout
Runaway Turkey- Planks position- running your knees into your chest (30)
Hugging Family- Modified v-up with light dumbbells- chest fly out ask you lower your upper and lower body and chest fly in to the starting position (10)
Stirring the Gravy- V-sit position- figure 8 your arms to the right and left then bring them center and lower down and up (10)
Reaching for Seconds- elbow plank with light dumbbells- with your arms reach forward right and left then out to the side right and left (10)
Squeezing in Dessert- plank- right leg lifted knee to right elbow and squeeze back for 5 then to the left elbow for 5 then switch to the left leg and repeat (20)
Repeat 2 more times for a total of 3 sets