Thursday, November 22, 2012
I feel blessed for so many reasons. I choose to think of the positives, when it reality it would be easy to focus on the fact I've lost 3 family members between this holiday and Christmas.
First stop this morning is 8:00 Mass with my 82-year-old mom. It's a tradition. We make it a point to count our blessings and thank God.
Next stop is Planet Fitness. I was so thrilled to learn they would be open from 7 a.m. until Noon today (although I do feel bad for whoever gets stuck working). I had a HUGE workout yesterday, so today will be 30-40 mins or so of cardio and some upper body strength training. Since my mom is cooking today, I have the flexibility to be able to go -- and although I have no plan to overindulge at the dinner table, I want to stay motivated and on track with working out at a time of year when it's so easy to get caught up in the crazy.
Third item on my agenda -- a wonderful meal with my mom, my daughter and her boyfriend. We've lost a few people we love who normally joined us around the table and my brother is out of town celebrating with his grown children. Our table may be small, but it promises to be filled with a wonderful meal and many blessings.
Wishing you a very blessed Thanksgiving! I encourage you to join me in counting our blessings!