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My Brother Says I’m Crazy

Hello! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!

Today’s Workout

  • 3.26 miles

Total Pile on the Miles: 36. 79 miles

I didn’t go to BodyPump this morning. I ran on the treadmill instead. Right when I was done, my brother called me, and when I told him I was at the gym, he told me that I was crazy for going to the gym on Black Friday. Whatever. He told me that I should title this blog post I’m Crazy for Going to the Gym. But I’m not. I ate a lot of dessert last night…

Here are some pictures from yesterday.

We started out at my in-laws house and got to visit my nephew.

Then we went over to my grandparent’s house for dinner.

My favorite was the cranberry sauce. I meant to take some home and I forgot, and I was so sad :(

Dessert time.

Taking home some leftovers.

This afternoon, we’re going to my mom’s house for dinner. I’m bringing pumpkin roll and pumpkin pie!

Have a great afternoon!


Filed under Dinner, Family Fun

Thanksgiving 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here are a few things that I am thankful for:

  • My kids – My children are what make my life worth living. I love seeing them learn new things, having fun, and seeing their unique personalities. They might not always behave, but I love my kids unconditionally and couldn’t imagine my life any other way.
  • My husband – I am very thankful for Danny. He is a wonderful husband and father. We might be the opposite in some ways but it works out well because we balance each other out. Danny supports me in everything I do and loves me…even though I can be a bit crazy at times.
  • My family - I am truly blessed to have such a close family. I can’t imagine what I would do without my family. They bring happiness and fun times to my life. We might not always see eye to eye but when it comes down to it, there isn’t anything that I wouldn’t do for my family (except for maybe eat a cheeseburger…that’s just gross :) ) But seriously, I am very lucky and thankful to have such a close and caring family.
  • My health – I am thankful for my legs because they let me run and exercise. I am thankful for my heart because it is healthy and lets me love. I am very thankful that I am a healthy person and can physically do anything I want in life. I realize that not everyone can do this, and that makes me even more thankful for what I am able to physically do.
  • Hot water – It’s weird, but it’s true. I don’t have many vices – I don’t smoke, I don’t do drugs, I rarely drink. But what I do love to do is take the hottest shower I can for the longest amount of time I can. It makes me happy. It also makes you think that not everyone has hot water. Not everyone even has water. It’s amazing the little things we really do take for granted.
  • A safe place to live – I am very thankful to have a roof over my head. I may complain about our house all the time once in a while, but I really am thankful to have a place to live.
  • Coffee and chocolate – Two of the best things in life. Enough said.

Today’s Workout

  • 3.51 miles treadmill

Total Pile on the Miles: 33.53 miles  Bring on the mashed potatoes!

I thought I would share some pictures from past Thanksgivings.

Jaden hates turkey:

Still hates his turkey…

At least Jacob likes his turkey:

I hope that you have a wonderful day and take time to be thankful for what you have. I think sometimes we’re so caught up in life that sometimes you really need to stop and be thankful for the things that you do have.


Filed under Family Fun, Fitness, Working Out

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