How was everybody's Thanksgiving? Luckily for Instagram, I was able to be jealous of what everyone else was eating, all while I stuffed my face with deliciousness too. This was my Thanksgiving plate:
Turkey, rice dressing (or what you northerners call "dirty rice"), green bean casserole, some kind of pecan sweet potato amazingness, roll and my granny's sweet macaroni.
Yes, the sweet macaroni that everyone cringed about on my Thanksgiving vlog. I didn't have much because I know the calorie count must be 9,000 but that shit is good yall. I made the green bean casserole. While it surely wasn't skinny, I did use fat free cream of mushroom. That counts for something right?! I'm sorry, but you can't be on a diet for Thanksgiving. It's just against the law.
I also made an un-skinny dessert. We had three pumpkin pies, a sweet potato pie and a coconut cake. When I heard this, I knew I was responsible for bringing the chocolate. I searched my Pinterest for an idea and decided on Brownie Batter Parfaits. Oh yes, you read that right. They came out super cute and pretty yummy. Plus, I got to use some of the 9 million mason jars I've accumulated from our wedding and others I've planned.
The best part was surely the brownie whipped cream. All you do is add a little bit of the powdered brownie mix to whipping cream and whip away. I could've eaten the whole bowl. And may have eaten several spoofuls in my kitchen.
After my Thanksgiving day "diet", I was back at it Friday. Got a run in every day of the weekend and some of them extended into walks with my sweet neighbor. Over all, I did great. I will confess that in the days leading up to Thanksgiving, however, I didn't do that fabulous, eating or exercising. No excuses now though!
A few more things:
Don't forget about the blog swap! You still have a few more days to send out your package. For those looking for things to send, it can be anything really. Doesn't have to be crafty, fitness related or anything like that. Just send fun things you think your partner would like! I received my package Friday and just loved it! More on that tomorrow.
My husband wants a leaf blower for Christmas. This is entirely no fun to buy. Any fun stocking stuffer ideas for men? Come on girls, I know you won't let me down!
I start half marathon training on Saturday. I am scared!