Ekul makes a good point in one of his posts about enjoying Thanksgiving dinner. Have you guys ever seen those articles in some fitness mags like “How to Eat During the Holidays”? As if a nice Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner is going to kill you.
Here’s what I’m going to do. Thanksgiving day I’m getting up early, getting a little protein and Power Drive into my system and heading to the local high school weight room. I’m going to get a good workout, then come home for a big protein shake. A few hours later I’m going to tear into the turkey and dressing. I’m not going to think about glycemic index, calories, or protein content. I’m going to enjoy the meal and yep, even have some pumpkin pie (with Cool Whip on top). Before bed, I’ll have another shake. The next day it’s right back on the pre-planned diet.
Enjoy the holidays. One reason why we train and diet is so that we CAN splurge every once in a while without guilt or negative health consequences. Eat, watch football, look at your sister-in-law’s ass, relax, play with your kids and kin, and have fun. From all of us here at T-mag, have a great Thanksgiving!