How hard do you work on your gratitude game? Gratitude, like fitness, takes work. It may come more easily to some, but overall, gratitude takes practice and not just on Thanksgiving. It is an ongoing practice just like stretching, sweating, running, yoga, bootcamp, or any other movement. I’ll be honest, gratitude is not always my default, especially when things get tough. But, I am well aware of that, so I take extra attention and care when I notice I’m “complainy”, whiney, and all around grumpy. If you notice a record in your head that has worries or complaints on repeat (like I sometimes do), that’s when it’s time to turn up the gratitude volume and drown out those things that aren’t serving you.
Writing down your gratitude in list form or stream of consciousness can solidify those positive feelings and remind you of what is most important in life. It gets you out of the hamster wheel of go, go, go and alters your perspective on things. I think that’s why many of us look forward to Thanksgiving. In a way it forces us to gather in purpose around the idea of gratitude with those we love most. The best part about it, though, is that we can carry this sentiment into our everyday existence.
Cheers to you, your families, your friends, and to a most joyful Thanksgiving.
Gumsaba DIY Boot Camp
Part 1: 5 minutes of Dynamic Movement and 5 minutes of cardio
P2: 1X with band on thighs!
12 Reverse Crunches
12e Fire Hydrants
6 Inchworm Push Ups
Remove band, 2X
P3: Interval Training
Set 1: 45 seconds work/15 seconds rest – 2X
Glute Bridge Fly
Sumo Hi Pull
Set 2: 45 seconds work/15 seconds rest – 2X
Reverse Lunge + Curl
Set 3: 30 seconds work/10 seconds rest – 3X
Hi Plank Knee Tucks
Alternating Lateral Leg Drops
Set 4: 30 seconds work/10 seconds rest – 3X
Man Maker Push Ups
P4: Run 1 mile for time!
P5: Stretch: Hold each 30 seconds per side
*Quadruped T Spine Twist R/L
*Half Pigeon R/L
* Prone Shoulder Stretch R/L
Side Lying Quad Stretch R/L
Check out this scrumptious Kale + Sweet Potato Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe if you’re in need of a last-minute Thanksgiving dish. It’s a real winner.