Only one day left until Thanksgiving – I can hardly believe it! I am so looking forward to spending time with family over the next few days. We’ll be leaving tomorrow afternoon, heading to my hometown for all kinds of fun. I’m so thankful that I have a home and family to spend time with. In fact, I have two!
Something I’m really feeling so thankful for this year is that I have my grandparents to go home to. My grandma and grandpa will cook Thanksgiving dinner at their house on Thursday, just like they have every single year since before I can remember. And I feel so blessed to be able to spend time with them.
This morning when I got up, I really was not feeling a workout at all. I just felt like I had zero energy…but I decided that if I just made myself go, I’d get more energized once I got there. Works every time.
I felt completely drained the entire time, and it was all I could do to keep myself going from machine to machine. I ended up putting in about 40 minutes on the treadmill – a combination of walking, speed walking, jogging, running and pretty much everything in between. It wasn’t super intense, but I was moving!!
Unlike most days, I ate some breakfast before I went because I was starving from the second I woke up. I knew that oatmeal was in the cards, and in the end I decided to keep it simple. I love putting tons of different toppings on my oats, but sometimes it’s nice to just get back to the basics.
I cooked 1/2 cup of oatmeal in 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk for about 2 minutes. Actually, I cooked it for 1 minute and 50 seconds, and then the oatmeal overflowed out of the bowl and all over my microwave. oops! I seriously hate it when that happens!
Anyway, after getting everything cleaned up, I just stirred in about 1 tbsp of pumpkin butter and then put a little dollop on top. It was so simple tasting…and delicious!
I spent the rest of today doing laundry and working on preparing the photos I took for a family last weekend. Here is a little glimpse of two of the cutest little baby boys ever:)
Tomorrow is going to be a busy one, trying to get ready to go! I think I know what I’m taking as far as food, but I still need to work out a few more details before I share. Other than that I just have to pack, tutor and get some Outbox work done. And then we’ll be off! yay!
What are your plans for the holiday? What special dishes are you making?