I am not thankful for my family

bc they are not thankful for me.

Okay that sounds a little bitter, but it is more like they are not thankful for the food that I eat. Everyone always tells me “I’m so proud of how healthy you are” but then when I bring any of my recipes over, its as if I cooked skunk meat. 

So once I realized I had not prepared any food or even entertained an idea of what food i could bring… I also realized I am not going to, nor am I going to feel bad about it, because no one else would appreciate it.

joker - eat mcdonalds ok eat clean freak out

With that said, I am trying to be more understanding of the fact that my mother compared my gluten free request to that of a vegan. BUT the mother she was discussing it over lunch with actually cooked a regular Thanksgiving meal and a vegan one for her son’s girlfriend. My mom refuses, so 1 point for the other Mom.

someecards - clean-eating-meme

I even created a Pinterest board filled with gluten free versions of Thanksgiving recipes. I tried to find food they like and its GF version that still looked delicious. My logic was they’d see GF could still taste good, despite their pre-conceived notions. How easy could I make it? I normally wouldn’t eat everything included in these recipes either, but I was willing to just take whatever I could get!

maury - lie detector gluten free

I don’t know anyone else in my family who will feel forced to eat things they TRULY wouldn’t normally eat, or who is going to show up dreading having to pick and choose certain things, or anyone else who will be worried about feeling sick for days after. I will get to fit in with the majority and feel like a fat ass though. How exciting!

Look at all this food i cant eat

 

Shopping isn’t the only thing you should start early… Got Goals?

Did you know that there are only 26 days between Halloween and Thanksgiving? Did you allow yourself to get more carried away than anticipated?

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That number surprised me. Social media is littered with 30-day challenges for this diet and that exercise BUT you wouldn’t be able to complete any of them before Thanksgiving, which is obviously America’s next binge. So what can you do until then and still see improvement? Pick 1 thing you want to change, devise a plan, and make yourself abide by it {at least} until Turkey Day.

Goals - S.M.A.R.T.‘Eat better’ & ‘workout more’ are always goals of mine. But when I saw the above, I realized those actually aren’t goals. I couldn’t fill in the blanks of the S.M.A.R.T.

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Here is my SMART plan:

‘Specific’ – My current struggles are planning enough leg workouts around the spinning classes I teach. The goal is to increase the frequency of which I strength train legs.

‘Measurable’ – Include at least 1 leg workout for each spin class I teach, which is a guaranteed 2x per week. I will do this the day of or the day following.

‘Attainable’- Making leg day the very next day after spin class will ensure I am not creating delayed onset soreness prior. Preventing soreness and muscle tiredness beforehand, will help keep me on leg-lifting track!

‘Relevant’ – Making my legs stronger will not only help me feel better on the inside & look better on the outside,  but will also improve my teaching abilities and thus my classes for my riders.

‘Time Bound’ – Through the month of November.

Ask yourself if what you are doing today gets you closer to tomorrow

 So what is one reasonable thing you want to, can, and will change? Maybe there is an eating habit you want to break? Sleep you want to get? Places you need to arrive on time? A book you want to read?

Pick it and do it. Commit to the goal and yourself.

we are what we repeatedly do