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
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
Thanksgiving Day Game Plan
- 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.
- Wear jeans…Don’t get too comfy in leggings. They have unlimited stretching capacity.
- Plan your meal with healthy options. If it is a potluck, bring something that is both delish and healthy.
- Skip the unnecessary. Don’t waste your time on store bought food & empty calories. Choose what you eat wisely, & you will be satisfied quicker.
- 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.
- 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.
- Help with dishes, or start a game after the meal. Keep busy & avoid picking at the leftovers…plus, the host will appreciate it.
- 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.
- 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:
- Start with back on the mat
- Raise 1 leg straight up, heel to ceiling
- Push up with the opposite leg, digging heel into the mat.
- Lift as high as you can by squeezing glutes & hamstrings.
- Lower back down to just a few inches from mat.
- Lift back up and repeat