Monday was Canadian Thanksgiving (for all of you Americans who were scratching your head over the title of this post) and Josh and I hosted it at our house.
It was the first turkey dinner I’ve ever cooked and I’m proud to say I didn’t burn my house down.
Actually, the turkey turned out pretty well if I do say so myself, although I’d say that had more to do with the brand (Butterball baby!) than my actual cooking skills. Still, I like to think my little added touches (copious amounts of butter and frequent basting) contributed to the turkey’s overall juiciness.
I also made roasted stuffed tomatoes and a vegetable succotash.
My mom brought scalloped potatoes and my sister brought acorn squash soup and goat cheese muffins.
To top it all off, we had apple pie for dessert.
So, yeah, it was quite the feast and we have so many leftovers (my mom accidentally picked up a 9 kilogram turkey instead of 9 pounds… oops). So what you’re seeing here is pretty much what I’ll be eating all week for lunch and dinner.
I’d like to say I balanced out all of the eating I did on the weekend with lots of activity but that didn’t exactly happen. In fact, I really took it easy this past weekend. On Saturday, I went for a very short run. I debated whether or not to go at all because my legs were tired from the previous day’s BodyPump class but I figured I might as well go (it was nice out) and see how I felt once I got started. I wasn’t feeling great so I decided to wrap it up after about 20 minutes or so.
On Sunday, I did a Hatha Yoga class with a couple of my girlfriends (my last class at The Clarity Centre – wahh!) – it was very gentle and relaxed, which felt great, but wasn’t exactly a workout.
On Monday, I was busy preparing for dinner so other than a leisurely walk with my sister’s family, I wasn’t very active. It’s okay though – I got right back to it on Tuesday and am planning to do BodyAttack tonight.
And that wraps up this week’s edition of WIAW – thanks to the lovely Jenn @ Peas and Crayons for hosting. I promise I’ll try not to go a whole week without posting again!
Do you try to balance out periods of overeating with more exercise or do you just stick to your regular routine (or take time off altogether)?