We look around and feel like everyone else is doing better. It’s easy for them to eat right and find time to exercise, we think. I’ve got a little secret for you: they’re struggling too. You may feel like everyone is losing weight and getting fitter much faster. It seems like everyone else has it together and you don’t.
Guess what? There is no everyone else. There’s only us, messy imperfect humans. Fears, neuroses, jobs, desires, troubled family members, traffic, clogged toilets, reality – that’s how it is for everybody.
“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” – Dalai Lama
Here’s a real quick workout when time is limited and you need a quick workout. If you’re traveling this week, use this to keep you on track. Watch the video!
A typical Thanksgiving dinner is 1,610 calories.
The traditional Thanksgiving meal of turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, cranberry relish, rolls, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, apple cider and wine has about 40 grams of fat. To burn off the meal’s calories, a 180-pound person would have to walk more than four-and-a-half hours at a speed of 3.5 miles per hour!
Better idea: To keep the pounds off, eat slowly, savor the meal, and stop eating when you’re satisfied.
Also, get in good workouts on Wednesday and Friday – take a walk, do the exercises in the video above, run around the mall on Friday!
Just for this week
Spend time being thankful for all that you have, and toast your health and well-being. Happy Thanksgiving, all!