Thanksgiving Hangover

Hello! Happy Monday! Feeling tired and bloated? Me too.

how-i-feel-after-thanksgiving-catThis weekend was super fun and I’m definitely exhausted and feeling a bit sluggish, but it’s all good! Friday night was my 10 year high school reunion, which was actually really fun! I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since graduation. What a crazy decade it’s been. I made sure to chat with lots of old friends, but obviously stuck to my select few favorites! Here’s a few pics to suggest we only hung out with one another:

As I mentioned last week, I made a very conscious decision not to allow Thanksgiving to make me feel guilty. I am holding up my end of the bargain, but also using all those extra calories to feed my muscles during a few good weight lifting/HIIT cardio sessions! Here’s a really good workout I completed yesterday before taking Gloria on a super muddy walk in the woods:

Full Body Tabata Workout

Warm up: Complete each exercise for 30s. Complete circuit 2x

  • Jumping jacks
  • Toe Touches
  • High Knees
  • Leg swings (right)
  • Leg swings (left)

Complete each Tabata by alternating each exercise for 20s work/10s rest for 4 minutes total. Rest 1 minute between Tabata’s.

Tabata 1: Front Squat, Jump Squat

Tabata 2: Lat pull down, Mountain climber

Tabata 3: Dumbbell chest press, push-up

Tabata 4: Alternating bicep curl, power curl with resistance tube

Tabata 5: Overhead tricep extension, power extension with resistance tube

Tabata 6: Lateral shoulder raise, shoulder taps in plank position

Finisher: Alternate 30s jump rope, 30s body weight squat, 30s jump rope, 30s alternating lunge for 10 minutes total.

I hope you all had a super fabulous Thanksgiving! I know the days following a big eating holiday are typically harder for me than the actual holiday, so I understand those potential feelings of regret…but hopefully you’re able to let it go and focus on the fun stuff this year.



One thought on “Thanksgiving Hangover

  1. That looks like a great workout! I definitely enjoyed my Thanksgiving but didn’t get to a “bad place” with it either. I say enjoy and don’t feel bad about it, that doesn’t go anywhere good. Just prep with good nutrition and fitness before and after. 🙂

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