Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving, How Did You Do?


Whew, one holiday down and two to go! How did all of you do? Did you stay on track? Did you allow yourself a cheat day? Did it turn into a cheat week?

Turn that page and start fresh today!

Holidays can be fun while they are happening but once the day has past we're left with nothing but ourselves and the scale. Guess what? It doesn't matter, today is a new day and we're all going to get back on track and keep our eye on the prize : )

I had a wonderful Thanksgiving with my family full of all the traditional Thanksgiving food but I managed to keep my hands off all of it. I made myself a special Raw treat, Averie's Raw Vegan Almond Butter Cookies, they were SO yummy! I would show you a picture but I ate all of them: ) I made a huge salad with lots of fresh veggies and greens for all of the family dinners. I made a delicious Sweet & Sour Tahini Dressing to go on the salad and it was oh so yummy! Click HERE for the recipe.

The bad part of the Thanksgiving fun came Saturday night when I came down with the flu, yes, the flu! I'm still not feeling up to par this morning because my head is still killing me. My hubby warned me that I better not exercise and he has my 4 year old on guard to tell him if I do. You see, I have to be near death to not exercise so I may just get some weights in today and hope my son forgets. I am a bit OCD about working out and I don't give myself much slack for missing planned workouts. I mean a new rotation starts today and I can't mess it up on day 1! The only good thing that has come out of this flu is that I managed to lose weight over a holiday. I know it won't last but it was still a nice change.

What are your plans for this time between holidays? Are you going to start an intense rotation? Are you trying to lose weight in between or maintain? Are you going to plan better for Christmas eating so you can avoid pitfalls? I usually keep a journal about how I felt after a big holiday meal so I can remember if I felt strong because I resisted temptation or if I felt yucky because I didn't.

There are SO many great clean eating recipes for the holiday season! Go grab a copy of the latest Clean Eating magazine or check my blog so you'll be ready for Christmas dinner. I'll be sure to post some more recipes over the next few weeks to help you get ready for the big day!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Now lets stay on track, buckle down and get serious about our health so we can feel great and finish out this year strong and healthy!

Nicole

5 comments:

Beks said...

Blame it on Casey. I am not at fault!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

Thanks for the shout and linkback, my lady. Glad you enjoyed and as i said before, i am truly touched that of all foods you could "fall off the wagon with" and I mean that in the best way, that you chose my little recipe :) blush :)

as always thanks for all your great comments and im glad you survived TG and now it's just another few weeks of holiday parties and you're home free :)

xoxoox

Leslie said...

ohh no. I hope its not the swine flu! My sister just had it.
Give your body a rest to get better before you get back on the treadmill

Lizzie M. said...

Definitely take the time to rest, Ashlynn still has some lingering tiredness from the flu she had a month ago!!

Kristen's Raw said...

Sorry to hear about the flu... hope you're feeling better though. My holiday weekend was fun and filled with all kinds of yummy foods, games, movies, etc.

XOXO,
Kristen

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