It’s Fall 
Ya’all

Article Shawna Wright | Photography Janie Jones

Take advantage of our local harvest & crisp outdoor workouts.  This is a great season to get ahead of your healthy habits, and roll strong into the holidays.

Best picks for in season fruits & veggies

Apples

Beets

Brussels Sprouts

Cabbage

Cranberries

Pears

Pomegranates

Pumpkins

Squash

Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Fall Veggies

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Cut up Brussels Sprouts, Squash, Sweet Potato & Carrots

Toss in EVOO sprinkle with Salt, Pepper, Oregano, Thyme & Basil

Spread veggies in an even layer on a baking sheet

Bake for 40 minutes, flip them once during cooking

Enjoy!

Thanksgiving Day Game Plan

  1. Workout in the morning!! Book a fitness class.  Sign up for a local road race. Get outside & jog with friends…it doesn’t matter what it is, just get a good sweat in.
  2. Wear jeans…Don’t get too comfy in leggings.  They have unlimited stretching capacity.
  3. Plan your meal with healthy options.  If it is a potluck, bring something that is both delish and healthy.
  4. Skip the unnecessary.  Don’t waste your time on store bought food & empty calories.  Choose what you eat wisely, & you will be satisfied quicker.
  5. Take your time getting your plate.  If you are one of the last to eat, you will be more likely to skip stuffing in the second portions.
  6. When you get your plate, fill up on veggies & turkey.  Take a small spoonful of the traditional “must-haves” but no need to over do it.
  7. Help with dishes, or start a game after the meal.  Keep busy & avoid picking at the leftovers…plus, the host will appreciate it.
  8. Wager some pushups on the football games.  Pushups are a bet everyone can afford. Even if you lose, you still win with a quickie workout…but give granny a break, and let her modify if she loses.
  9. Remember that the holidays are about spending time with family & friends.  The food is just a small part of the day. Engage in as many conversations as possible.  Catching up with relatives will be more rewarding than grazing the table.

Skinny Jean season mini-workout

Bridge Hamstring lifts:

  1. Start with back on the mat
  2. Raise 1 leg straight up, heel to ceiling
  3. Push up with the opposite leg, digging heel into the mat.
  4. Lift as high as you can by squeezing glutes & hamstrings.
  5. Lower back down to just a few inches from mat.
  6. Lift back up and repeat