Happy (early) Thanksgiving!
We are a week away from Thanksgiving and I want to wish all of you and your loved ones the best during this holiday season. I know it can be difficult to stay healthy during this time of year with leftover Halloween candy, huge Thanksgiving meals and perhaps some overindulgence with certain beverages! Here are a few tips:
- Try to stay in your routine — If you workout in the morning or take classes at your local gym or personal trainer, keep that going. We are creatures of habit and it only takes a few missed sessions to lose that momentum.
- Focus on your portions — There are a lot of good foods to eat at Thanksgiving but you don’t need to eat them all at once. Split that huge dinner plate in half or thirds and make that into multiple meals so you can still eat 4-5 small meals a day.
- Sign up for a race to stay motivated and help local charities — There is usually a local race this time of year like a 5k Turkey Trot, a Fun Run or even a longer Thanksgiving Day Race. What a great way to get the family outside for a great cause and burn calories while you do it!
On December 1st I’ll be running the Annapolis Half Marathon. It’s a scenic course throughout historic Annapolis, including Main Street and Church Circle, with the Start and Finish at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium. Net proceeds go back to charitable organizations in Annapolis. Almost $40,000 was donated from the 2011 race!
Local bands The Rovers and Sly 45 will be playing at the Finish Line Party! There will be plenty of food and beverages so come join!
Yours in health,