This Ain’t NASCAR…Who Explodes the Champagne?

It’s been a busy Thanksgiving day!

Chan made cute little breakfast this morning (she’s so “Martha Stewart”).  Pumpkin and leaf doughnuts (yummy!)

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We all watched more of the Macy’s Day parade, then the dog show. Laney and I took naps throughout the dog competition…although I think she was more interested in it than I was…

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We had a family tee time at 1:20 and had a blast trying to outdo each other in golf.  

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There were 5 of us so mom and Chan switched playing holes.  Chantel reverted back to her cheerleading days on the holes she didn’t play.

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My bro showing off his golf moves (he used to be on his HS golf team)

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I actually had a pretty good 8 holes out of 9- and the shot below I hit out of the water and right onto the green for par!

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We got back from golf to finish up cooking Thanksgiving dinner and pop open mimosa’s… only mom decided she should shake the champagne (ai yi…no bueno).  Poor Chantel and the fridge got blasted with champagne….

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Fresh market sells pre-made mimosas that are actually pretty good:

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Dinner was next (yes, yes that is a little bit of turkey on my plate- I mean, it IS Thanksgiving!). I also took Carb-Ease beforehand to alleviate some of the damage the indulgence of the day is having on my bod.

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After dinner, we made a golf cart caravan to go listen to a band in the heart of the villages and have some wine.  It was fun!

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Back at home, mom gave all her kids advent calendars- I haven’t had one since I was really little!  How fun! 

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And I’m off to help the girls with dessert!  Hope everyone has had a fabulous Thanksgiving!  

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Spandex Saturday

I live in spandex and sweats on the weekends.  LOVE it.

Last night’s basketball game was a good one (unfortunately we lost).  I forgot how much I enjoy live basketball.

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This morning I didn’t want to wake up at all… but I was definitely in a better mood than I’ve been for most of the week.  It’s the last day of my cleanse, I’m seeing the results I want to see, and feeling great. On a side note (for the ladies- sorry guys)- it’s “that time of the month” and I didn’t have any physical symptoms- I usually get pretty bad headaches and cramps that would kill a moose, but I had zero symptoms this month.  I have heard that sugar and simple carbs worsen symptoms, and I think that by cutting those and eating clean I’ve been able  to lessen/avoid the symptoms.

Anyway, went in to work this morning to do a diversity activity with the facilities staff.  Everyone seemed pretty engaged and we got into some conversation that I hope helped connect them as a team a little more and learn more about themselves individually.

Afterwards I decided to do a stadium workout.  It’s beautiful outside- sunny and a little chilly with a breeze.

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It did get a little hot with the sun blaring…

Publix was my next stop- needed salad supplies for the Texas A & M/Bama game.

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How awesome is their slogan: “Change the world one salad at a time” ?  Awesome!!

Ingredients beforehand:

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Spring mix

Carrots

Chives

Pear

Apple

Cucumber

light pesto-olive oil dressing

tomato-basil almonds

Mix together and viola!

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I also made frozen chocolate covered bananas with almonds for dessert:

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Ok, off to Lo’s house to watch the game!  Maybe I’ll wear Gator gear 😉