Thursday, November 22, 2012

Gobble Gobble

Happy Thanksgiving, ALL!

Two years ago today, I ran my first 5k with my sister. I barely jogged, walked, had cramps and cried half of the time. BUT, I finished that race with the support of my sister. Since then, I've ran countless 5k, 10k, a half marathon, a full  marathon and am now taking a new hat on as a fitness blogger. As I crossed the finish line of The Turkey Trot today (and noticed that I cut off over 14 minutes from my time two years ago and made a PR for a 5k) I couldn't help but smile ear-to-ear as I thought about how lucky I am to be on this new journey to health, happiness, nutrition and fitness. Thanks Fit Girl Studio for your help along the way! We ALL can make the change to live a happier, healthier life- it just takes one step!

After my run, I finished up with a banana, almonds and a vanilla/berry shake! I had a great morning!
almonds and vanilla/berry shake after the race!
This afternoon, we headed over my sister and brother-in-law's house for dinner and to hang out. She had a great tray of veggies with dips put out. I did indluge in whitefish dip and spinach dip with my peppers. But, I didn't eat crackers. Give and take. I tried.  
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The great spread- after we ate all of the delicious peppers and celery!

For dinner, I had a nibble of most things (green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, turkey-white meat, cranberries and aspargus. I didn't over-eat and it was perfect fine.
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For desert, we had the cakes that I made for my sister-in-law's birthday and then also three pies that my aunt picked up! They were HEAVENLY looking. I asked for a SLIVER of pumpkin and the wheatfree chocolate cake. She gave me pretty big pieces so I just took off a small bite.
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Apple, pumpkin and chocolate cake!
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The small bites below are what I indulged in for dessert!
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The cakes that I made for my sister-in-law's birthday! I did NOT have one.

I felt a little bit bad afterwards, but I didn't go all-out. I have been so great. Molly said I could make it a "day off" or "cheat day" if I wanted. But, I didn't want to. She said I'd notice it and I'd set myself back. I didn't want that. So, I met somewhere in the middle. I treated it like any other day, just with a few nibbles or some very rich foods! I had little to no gluten (btw: I'm allergic to wheat and gluten) so my stomach shouldn't hate me and I limited the dairy/sugar to the dips.  Not too shabby.

I LOVED my Thanksgiving.  was really sad that I didn't get to spend it with ALL of my family. However, we had a beautiful night with my husband, sister and brother-in-law, niece and aunt. 

When we went around the table I said that I was thankful for my family, my health and the opportunities that I've been given to re-start my life even healthier. Thank Fit Girls for joining me on my journey. I'm thankful for ALL of you!

 For my Arbonne Challenge....
Day 13
17 days to go
8.5 lbs down

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