|The carnage. We had two 24 pound turkeys.|
|Saving room for pie.|
Two turkeys, mashed potatoes, stuffing, rutabagas, green bean casserole, rolls....it's a protein and starchy carb cornucopia. So yummy!! But maaayyyybeee not the healthiest. All the recipes contain copious amounts of butter, cream and salt, along with a healthy dash of family tradition. You don't mess with family tradition, and frankly, the food is so good, no one wants to mess with those recipes. My SIL and I decided we needed more veggies on the menu than usual so we added brussels sprouts and roasted carrots. Both were a hit. I think they might become permanent additions.
Did I mention the pies?
We had eleven homemade pies.
Yes, you read that right. ELEVEN pies.
French silk, pumpkin, pumpkin chiffon, apple, dutch apple, pecan and mincemeat. Served with fresh whipped cream. Good lord, I think I gained weight just typing this.
Thank heavens it was also week 1 of the Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge.
|Trying so hard to get my 7 servings of veggies in!|
You know it's been a tough few months for me with getting my workouts in. I signed up for the HBBC to help me with accountability and motivation. Week 1 was pretty good!
Monday: walked 2.71 miles, hit the elliptical for 3.99 miles, did 20 minutes of gut-busting core work.
Tuesday: rest day
Wednesday: Ran 2 miles, walked Jane 2.7 miles
Thursday: Ran 3.5 miles with Jane before the feast
Friday: Ran 3.5 miles with my SIL
Saturday: Walked 2 miles
Sunday: Walked 2 miles, did 20 minutes of core work.
Totals: 40 minutes core work, 4 miles on the elliptical (yeah, I rounded up), 9 miles run, 9.5 miles walked.
|The day after Thanksgiving and ready for a cold, snowy run|
with my SIL from Indiana. Those cool red shoes would be my
size 11 trail shoes. My SIL is the one with the dainty girl feet.
|Black Friday, post-run. Thanksgiving morning was 60 degrees and sunny. |
The snow was a cruel and unexpected surprise, but we didn't let it stop us!
Updated to show my week by the numbers:
Miles: 18.58 points
Strength/Core Workouts: 2 points
Elliptical: 3 points
Fruits/Veggie Servings: 0
Bonus points: 16
Total HBBC Points: 39.58