no regrets!

by Carissa Mellroth

Jabletes!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!  Did you get out with your family and friends and do something fun?  Did you eat all of the gravy, stuffing and turkey?  All of the pie?  Wonderful!  Did you feel bad about what you ate?  Gosh, I hope not!  Seriously!  You work hard.  You do the best for your mind and body and you should never feel guilty about anything you eat.  The best thing to do is to pick yourself up the next day, eat a delicious healthy meal and get to the gym!  No regrets.  Unless you make it a habit of eating stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and turkey for dinner with pie for dessert every week than you have nothing to feel bad about.  Sure we all indulge.  That what’s Thanksgiving is all about!

This Thanksgiving we did something a little different.  We put a meal in the crockpot and went for a hike.  My husband chose Poo Poo Point in Issaquah.  It was steep, crowded and was definitely difficult.  Didn’t need a jacket as we got so sweaty getting up that mountain!  Our 12 year old loudly complained the entire time up.  Our 15 year old barely made a sound and kept moving.  At the top, it was gorgeous.  A large clearing where paragliders take off.  A big grassy knoll right into a drop.  Total vertigo for me!  We were ecstatic to have made it!  The rain and wind picked up and we were happy to head back down the mountain.  Easy peasy coming down, everyone was all smiles and laughter.  We had a great time and came home to a delicious meal of red beans and rice followed by a movie marathon!  Perfection.

I loved seeing Chris and John running the Turkey Trot on Thursday too!  Getting out and doing something with your family and friends is a great way to do something different than what we do in the gym and more than anything getting to spend some quality time together which makes it fun!  Isn’t it the element of fun that makes us workout each day?!

This week is our last week of our strength cycle.  Looking forward to the  next 2 weeks where some of us will hit some new PR’s in the gym!  (and some of us will not and that’s ok…more on that next week!)

Keep moving!

Carissa

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