One of the Thanksgiving traditions around here has been to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (I grew up with that parade and had the opportunity one year to be in it – full-on costume and a little dancing) some of the other traditions included my grandmother’s turnips and watching a holiday movie later in the day. This year I decided to shake things up and include a tradition I’ve always wanted to added to Thanksgiving day but never seemed to do.
What is the new tradition?
A workout, of course!
Nothing huge, no 5k here. I just made a point of it to get on my treadmill and I watched an episode of Castle while I banked some calories I’d use later at dessert.
Once we all sat down to Thanksgiving dinner (and yes, Stella and BB made an appearance in our backyard early in the day) the holiday season was in full swing. But I did not indulge in any shopping that involved me leaving the house, rather I shopped a little online. Clicking on a few keys was so much easier than getting in the car and fighting the crowds at retail.
But that doesn’t mean I had a completely relaxing weekend. In preparation for the craziness that is Christmas, I took the opportunity three free days offered me to clean, clean and clean. In retrospect, I think all the cleaning was another workout that I haven’t counted. While I was busy tidying up, the pups got to spend one day at the groomer. They got to play all day with the other dogs and be pampered. Not a bad life, huh?
A quick pix when I got them home.
After their dinner (both were starving when they got home) they crashed. What a life.
Now, it’s time to review what I did and when I did it.
Monday – Pilates Class
Tuesday – Pump, Jump & Jab workout
Wednesday – 30 minutes treadmill
Thursday – 30 minutes treadmill
Friday – 30 minutes Mari Winsor Pilates & 30 minutes treadmill
Saturday – Rest
Sunday – 35 minutes treadmill