Thanksgiving usually means stuffing ourselves until we have to unbutton our pants (that’s why this year I’m wearing a dress). Although we definitely SHOULD enjoy our meal, and we will eat more than usual, we can still be mindful about our eating. This doesn’t take away from enjoying our meal, but rather enhances our eating experience so much more. Here are five tips to maximize your day so that you always put your health first and still treat yourself (I’m all for that!)👏

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1. Get Moving in the Morning

There’s a long day of food coming ahead of you. I know that when I find time to move, my body feels good and I get my metabolism going for the day.  You may think- “what’s the point?” Or “I’m going to be running around getting the house ready/cooking all day”.

Well, guess what? So will everyone else! Get moving can literally mean a 10 minute walk after your coffee, doing a 30 minute HIIT workout (Join me for my HIIT workout on Facebook (9:30AM Eastern time), take a yoga class, or run a 5k- whatever movement is for you, you’re going to feel more energized and read to conquer your Thanksgiving after it. I promise.

2. Slow down and Find What Matters.

 You must be thinking, geez I’ve heard that a million times. But do you really do it? Instead of mindlessly filling yourself up because you can, eat what’s important to you. Not out of deprivation, but out caring for yourself.  I’m not going to stuff myself with not-so-great appetizers and feel full by the time the turkey comes. Been looking forward to that special pumpkin pie recipe all year? Eat it! Make room for what matters and really think to yourself, “Do I want this?” If it’s not an absolute loud and clear YES, take that time then to keep socializing with your friends and family.

3. Being Practicing Gratitude Everyday

 Thanksgiving is the perfect day to take some time out of your hectic life and share what you’re thankful for. Wouldn’t your life be so much better if you took the time to do this every single day? Start fresh on Thanksigiving with whatever way will stick for you- implementing gratitude in a prayer, meditation, journal, sticky notes, etc.  People that do this every day are happier people.

And that’s that! Have a wonderful, beautiful Thanksgiving with your friends and family. If you’d like to join me for a live FB workout in my Bashing Burn Out Community at 9:30AM Eastern, click here to get in on the group! See ya there!

Xx, Erika

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