Thanks, Sweat and Turkey

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!

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    emoticon Hope your Thanksgiving was awesome. I ate more than usual but not as much as I used to. Hubby and I went for a 3 mile walk afterward. My holiday table has also shrunk much over the last several years. We are down from 12 to 4. Having some family members who drifted away and some who have passed away. I am very thankful for the ones that I still have.
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  • MIRAGE727
    I'm just thankful that you have embraced all the good in a healthy lifestyle! Life will get better and better I assure you. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to make an effort to help and for the inspiration you've given me!
    2004 days ago
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    2004 days ago
    Planet Fitness - LOVE IT! That's like Planet Hollywood, or Liquid Planet (ok a coffee/beer/wine big calorie place in Missoula)

    Have a WONDERFUL Thanksiving!
    2004 days ago
    Have a Blessed Thanksgiving, focus on the things you are Thankful for. emoticon
    2004 days ago
  • KSCRAP363
    When I count my blessings, I include you friend!!! My sisters and I will also have a smaller number around the table today due to the loss of our parents this time last year. We have invited our three cousins who are also without their parents.

    I, too, am planning on trying to get some cardio in this a.m. It will be a challenge as I have been fighting a bad head cold all week and it has started to move down into my chest. I'm grateful that I'm feeling a bit better so far this a.m. so I'm gonna give it a go! Hope you enjoy your workout!!!

    Praying that you will have a blessed day!!! emoticon
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    Comment edited on: 11/22/2012 7:51:50 AM
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