Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! What’s your morning ritual for this special day? Some people go to the gym, some run a Turkey Trot, some sleep in, and some get up and watch Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade while they prep the bid meal.
Today I got up early to write this blog and watch the parade get ready. I still have fond memories of watching it during my childhood and it’s something I look forward to even now.
The Holidays can be an emotional time for many of us. Family dynamics, from sweet to challenging, can test our patience and bring up stuff we might rather not think about. But it’s
also a season that calls us to be a bit more giving. forgiving, and to be better versions of the people we already are.
During my visit on 100.9 The Cat, for Total Wellness Tuesday, Dana, Kevin, Josh and myself talked about everything Thanksgiving Day related. How can we pace ourselves during our meal yet still enjoy it? Do we really have to work out before the big meal? Will it matter? Should we starve ourselves to save up for the feast or will that backfire? And how do we deal with those loved ones in our families who push more food on us even when we’ve really had enough?
You can listen to our entire discussion by going here.
And speaking or BIG DAYS and and the call to be more giving, I want you to come work out with me THIS COMING TUESDAY, November 28th me in an AMAZING 30 Minute Circuit Workout that is “Challenging Yet Doable” for every and any fitness level! Help us Lift Away the Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness and raise money for Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc.
If you’re intimidated by the word “marathon” know that you only work out for 30 Minutes! That’s it! 12 Exercises in a round. You do each exercise for 30 seconds (then rest for 30 seconds) and you go around 2 times. This is appropriate for any fitness level. We are going to have SO much fun! You can do this!
You can register a group of friends, family, co- workers as a team and do the circuit together. Just go here and register and then email me at email@example.com and let me know who’s on your team!
We still have some t shirts available so be sure to register now to receive one!
Plus, like I told you in Fitness Tip Video #23 everyone who registers for our Lift Away the Stigma, Circuit Training Marathon (or donates $35 or more) will receive a FREE 30 Minute Circuit Training Manual from me THIS SUNDAY, in your inbox.
You guys, it’s not just ANY 30 Minute Circuit Workout, but the actual one you’ll be doing with us at real [FIT] life on November 28th when you help us Lift Away the Stigma.
An advanced look at all 12 of the exercises we’ll be doing (photo of each)
How to tips
Modification recommendations for each exercise
A video of each exercise
And then you can also do this Circuit Workout on your own, because I know you’ll want to.
So go HERE and register!
Mental Health Fact #24: If you have, or believe you may have, a mental health problem, Build a Support System.
Find someone—such as a parent, family member, teacher, faith leader, health care provider or other trusted individual, who:
Gives good advice when you want and ask for it; assists you in taking action that will help
Likes, respects, and trusts you and who you like, respect, and trust, too
Allows you the space to change, grow, make decisions, and even make mistakes
Listens to you and shares with you, both the good and bad times
Respects your need for confidentiality so you can tell him or her anything
Lets you freely express your feelings and emotions without judging, teasing, or criticizing
Works with you to figure out what to do the next time a difficult situation comes up
Has your best interest in mind
Here’s Fitness Tip #25 of 30 Days to Lift Away the Stigma: Resistance band chin ups. Yesterday’s tip, Hanging knee raises (go HERE to see that) is a great variation to master first, or to do in place of this if you aren’t strong enough (yet) for the pulling component.
Here are some visual reminders. (Click on the photos to enlarge).
If you’d like to participate in this Amazing 30 Minute Circuit Workout, and help “Lift Away the Stigma” Surrounding Mental Illness go HERE to register online or download your registration form and mail it in! And if you can’t attend, we’d still love your support. No matter where you live, this is an important matter that affects all of us.
If you’ve never done a metabolic workout but always wanted to try, this is the perfect opportunity! And all of the money you help us raise goes to Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. and their campaign to Take Away the Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness.
Founder, real [FIT] life
“Helping people live happier, healthier, longer, stronger lives,
one lift at a time.”