Good morning everyone at The Pride, and Happy Thanksgiving!!
The Thanksgiving holiday is a time that is supposed to be spent with family, friends, and colleagues. Spending time together along with a wonderful meal. However, for most Americans, the Thanksgiving holiday is filled with stress, anxiety, and emotions.
The largest issue with the average person when it comes to the holiday season in general is the issue of making a pig of themselves and suffering from holiday weight gain. Again, this is for the average masses and has no bearing on the life of The Pride.
Everywhere you look, on the internet, emails, news reports, newspaper articles, everywhere you can imagine, people are looking down the barrel of a loaded gun waiting for the trigger to be pulled. Everywhere around us is the warnings and the do this’ and do that’s for the holiday season.
Eat this instead of that, do this before the meal, do that after eating. Do this, don’t do that, blah, blah, blah. Everyone in the world seems to want to over-complicate everything.
For those out there stressing over the holiday and pouring over the articles about how to avoid the holiday weight gain that everyone seems to think happens overnight, I have one piece of advice for you.
IGNORE IT ALL!!!
That’s right, ignore every damn bit of it. Here is exactly what to do on Thanksgiving. Spend time with your family, friends, loved ones, or whatever and feel free to eat anything and everything you want for the day.
And there lies the caveat- THE DAY. Not the rest of the week, the weekend, or clear through the end of the year. One day and one day only. Feel free to gorge yourself with turkey, stuffing, potatoes and gravy, pie, and even a few adult beverages if you desire. When you wake up Friday morning, it’s back to the grind. Get back on track and follow your usual Spartan-like eating plan. Meat, eggs, and vegetables.
Easy peasy, simple and clean. Should you work out over the holiday weekend? Of course you should. Should you do special high intensity, specifically timed, feel the burn, boost your metabolism type workouts? Not necessarily. Stick to the normal training plan and keep the goal the goal. Train for strength and you will set the tone to not pile on a muffin top to begin with, let alone during the Thanksgiving holiday.
And there you have it, the perfect way to ditch the holiday guilt. One day of family, friends, food and fun, then resume ass kicking bright and early Friday morning. It doesn’t get any easier than that!
Rise up and stay strong!
Happy Thanksgiving to all from The Pride!