OK, this is my Thanksgiving Day challenge to you guys...
I tend to make these holiday challenges fairly simple (remember the "no 17 Kit Kat" challenge?)
Get out before you gobble.
Do something before you feast on Thanksgiving. Go for a walk, run, bike ride, hike, touch football game, kickball game, ANYTHING. Just do something. Go for as long as you can and if it's just 30 minutes, that's OK.
Seriously, I just read the 500-calorie Thanksgiving SP article and laughed again. Last year I did the same thing. Seriously, 500 calories on Thanksgiving? I'm not saying you should gorge yourself, but, uh? 500 calories? On Thanksgiving?
Getting out and doing something will...
Get you out of the kitchen for awhile
Allow you to breathe the fresh air
Exercise your mind, body and spirit
Put you in the right frame of mind for the rest of the day
Give you some "me" time before the family demands your attention
Be a great healthy start to the day that will hopefully spark awesome choices for the rest of the day
Burn some calories that will be put back on in due course
And seriously, turkey is an awesome lean source of protein and sweet potatoes and other veg side dishes are terrific for you too. So if you focus on those and then dip into a little stuffing, mashed potatoes and dessert, then you'll be in terrific shape. Remember, the holidays will not break you!
Enjoy! He sure won't...