In researching turkey trots in my area I was a little disappointed to discover that there were no races close by. So I decided to run my own little turkey trot. I went to my favorite reservoir and trotted 10.5 miles! It was about 40 degrees and overcast. However, there was no wind and the sun made brief appearances here and there. I was definitely not alone out there. I passed by at least a dozen people on every loop.
I definitely indulged a bit at dinner but not like years past. I ate mostly vegetables. I had a few bits of pumpkin cheesecake, a very small slice of apple pie and one of my homemade granola bars. I brought the granola bars and Angela’s Mandarin and Maple Spiced Quinoa. They weren’t a hit yet amongst my all too traditional Italian family, but my husband, sister and I enjoyed something a little different on the menu.
I find that as I change my eating habits and continue to make lifestyle changes I am also confronted with resistance from friends and family. It is not blatant disregard for my attempts at living a healthier life. However, the subtle comments and inflexibility at family functions that involve food can be stressful. I am committed to the changes that I have made and will continue to make. I will lead by example because that is all I can do. I can only change myself. Everyone else has to commit to making their own changes.
Today I am thankful for so many amazing things in my life:
- my husband and son
- our good health
- the ability to move and run
- my home
- my job
- my family
- a renewed relationship with an important person in my life
- my ability to try new things
- never giving up!
I have a lot of goals for this upcoming year. I am so grateful to be here to work hard to accomplish all that I dream of. Happy Thanksgiving!
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