Thanksgiving Calories

Gobble, gobble. Yesterday the kids made hand print turkeys.

Making them took up about 15 minutes of the day, and then they got back to scheming and plotting to take over the world.


Breakfast this morning was Kashi cereal.

I am taking a break from eating Kashi oatmeal everyday and switched over to the cereal.

Today’s Workout

  • 1 mile treadmill
  • “Aerobics Meets Zumba Meets Woo!” Class – 60 minutes

Total Pile on the Miles: 28.7 miles

The normal Butts and Guts teacher wasn’t there today so there was a substitute instructor. She normally teaches Zumba so the class was a mix of some dance moves, aerobics, ab work, and gluteus maximus work. It was actually pretty fun. I did manage to squeeze in one quick mile before class.

I got an email today saying that the average Thanksgiving meal is 1,800 calories. And on Thanksgiving Day the average American will consume 4,500 calories.

I think that 4,500 calories is definitely a lot of calories, but I also think that Thanksgiving is only one day out of the year. It would be different if you were consuming that many calories on a daily basis, and I think that people should be able to enjoy themselves on Thanksgiving without really worrying about it.


I got some good news the other day – I was accepted to be a FitFluential Ambassador.

FitFluential is a nationwide network of highly influential fitness enthusiasts sharing their journey both online and offline through multiple social media platforms. Founded in April of 2011 by Kelly Olexa, FitFluential was designed to connect health and wellness brands with their ideal target market through customized, long-term experiential and contextual marketing campaigns.

What does a FitFluential Ambassador do?

As an Ambassador, you’ll have opportunities to work with our brand partners. That means when fitness brands want to partner with solid FitFluentials on product launches, social media campaigns or audition bloggers for long-term partnerships, our Ambassadors are the first to be invited. This doesn’t mean that every Ambassador gets to participate in every opportunity. The brand ultimately approves the teams chosen for that particular campaign.

So, I am very excited about becoming a part of the FitFluential community!

Questions of the day:

  • Do you watch what you eat on Thanksgiving? Or do you just enjoy yourself?
  • What are you looking forward to eating the most on Thanksgiving?
  • Do you travel for Thanksgiving? Host Thanksgiving? Go to a restaurant?


Filed under Breakfast, Family Fun, Fitness, Working Out

13 Responses to Thanksgiving Calories

  1. Congrats on Fitfluential!! That’s awesome. I totally agree with you about Thanksgiving and calories. It’s one day where I think people shouldn’t get all uptight about everything. Just enjoy it!

  2. Melissa Woollard

    Congrats on your ambassadorship!!! You deserve it!! We go to my BFFs home every year and cook together. I really want to be moderate in my eating this year as I’m making progress in my weight loss. Bug everything in moderation!

  3. Fit Minded Mom

    I spy Christmas decorations in the background!!!

    I definitely do not think about calories on Thanksgiving but I do try to use some portion control but ONLY because I hate that miserably stuffed feeling you get after gorging yourself. Just putting a little bit of everything of you plate adds up to be a LOT!!!

  4. Awesome news about Fitfluential!!!

    I try to really savor the foods I love on Thanksgiving. I skip the ones that are just meh. My favorite dish is green bean casserole.

  5. Gigi

    Stuffing & mashed potatoes will be hitting my plate!

  6. Thanksgiving is only once per year! I make sure to go all out :)

    Oh, I definitely run a few extra miles that AM…

  7. congrats on the fitfluential. You know I was asked to be an ambassador way back when it first started by kelly, the founder….but I just didn’t understand it and so I said no. I still don’t know how I feel about them, but sometimes I contemplate trying to join.
    I’m so weird.

    Anyway, those Thanksgiving calories are well worth it in my books! I hope you really enjoy yourself :) and hand print turkeys! So cute. I tried that with Logan and I think he’s too young, it just didn’t work ;P lol

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