How was your Thanksgiving?!
Mine was absolutely wonderful. I was definitely not excited to get back to the reality of school and work and responsibilities (finals are in 2 weeks…yikes!!)
I arrived in Chicago last Monday night and was met at the airport by my handsome, handsome boyfriend.
And after spending two nights in the city, we were off to Tennessee to spend Thanksgiving with his beautiful sister and her hubby.
I absolutely love Ryan’s family and could not be more comfortable with them. Even the 9 hour car ride to Tennessee didn’t seem too bad Of course, travel Scrabble definitely helped!
The week was filled with lots of fun, laughing, a couple of good workouts, and of course a TON of good food!
The day before Thanksgiving, Ryan and I used a guest pass to his sister’s gym and did a lower body lift. I did all of the same lifts as Ryan but with modified weights, and I have never been so sore in my life!! We were registered for a 5k Turkey Trot for the next morning, and we definitely kept the pace a little bit slower because of our sore legs. His awesome dad ran it with us! (Sorry about the blurry phone pic!)
After the Turkey Trot, we came back and enjoyed some wonderful food.
It was all absolutely to die for!!
The menu included turkey, chestnut stuffing (OMGosh so good), broccoli, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, broccoli rice casserole and crescent rolls.
Above is a picture of my first plate, and I definitely had seconds of turkey and cranberry sauce. Sooo good. Dessert was an unpictured pumpkin chiffon pie and an apple crumble pie.
Needless to say, I have never been so full in my life.
But it was definitely worth it
Ryan’s sister is a photographer, and she did a little photoshoot of Ryan and I while we were there. I absolutely can’t wait to see the pictures, and I’ll be sure to share them as soon as she sends them to me!
The week went way too fast, and before I knew it I was already in the airport Sunday morning waiting for my flight to leave.
Starbucks oatmeal was the perfect Sunday morning breakfast to ease my uneasy stomach. Although all of the food was delicious, I definitely was ready to get back into a normal, healthy eating schedule again! I am once again in need of a good detox!
So this morning after a much needed workout (elliptical followed by total body weights), I made myself a nutrient packed smoothie.
The good news is that there is only another 18 days until Ryan gets here for Christmas break. He’s spending 2 weeks here and we will be together for Christmas day and New Years Eve. I absolutely cannot wait!
Anyways…tell me about YOUR Thanksgiving!!
Favorite Thanksgiving food?
Are you in need of a little detoxing too? We have to get ready for Christmas!!
I will be back soon with an AWESOME new workout for you! Love you guys!! xoxo