Exercise over the Holidays and Eat all you Want!

Thanksgiving weekend can be a tough one for diet and exercise. While I did eat a full Thanksgiving dinner plus multiple pies/cakes/cookies, I also was very good about exercising!

I arrived in New Jersey Wednesday afternoon, went out to lunch with my Dad, rested a bit, then went to a yoga class. There isn’t a Bikram Yoga studio anywhere near here, but I found Jersey Shore Hot Yoga in Avon-by-the-Sea. The class was different than Bikram, but there were some similarities so it was good. The studio was very nice and clean (not smelly), and hot. The teacher was great and lead a tough class.

Thursday I ran along the boardwalk in Spring Lake (always a favorite run as I noted before). Then went to a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner at my cousin’s home. We started with Chestnut soup, followed by homemade pasta with meatballs and braciole, then the turkey, stuffing, artichokes, cranberry sauce, green beans, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, mmmm. Dessert was just as scrumptious — apple crumb, pumpkin pie, rum cake, chocolate mousse pie, Italian cookies, chocolates and ice cream! It was all delicious and I was glad I had run that morning.

Friday I rested, and then this morning went back to Hot Yoga for a very tough class. The teacher told us afterward that she had overeaten over the holiday so she gave us all a hard workout! I may be crazy, but I’m looking forward to going back when I return to NJ!