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Thanksgiving: Family, Food and Fitness

Alexandra Williams, MA

We hope you had a lovely holiday, filled with fellowship, food, family, friends and of course, fitness! Funny how so many great words start with the letter “F.”

We were so busy celebrating that we didn’t spend much time on the computer. We took our own advice about going for walks to help prevent holiday weight gain. On Thursday we celebrated Thanksgiving with part of our large family. On Friday we celebrated my youngest son’s 16th birthday with an even bigger group of people! And today? A four-mile walk in the morning, followed by cleaning!

Please enjoy some photos from the weekend. It was very sunny and hot at the top of mountain, and very cloudy and wet at the beach. Such is the strange Santa Barbara weather!

Fall leaves, flowers, pumpkin pie & sweet potato pie, and birthday cake. Decadent!

Bright, hot sun at the top of the Pass. Great for morning walks. And it was so quiet on Thanksgiving.

Some interesting rocks seen on top of the mountain and down on the beach

This is but a small bit of our large family. Oldest – 83. Youngest – 3. How cool is that?

Scenes from low tide at Hendry’s Beach in Santa Barbara. Look closely and you’ll see anemones, part of a dead dolphin, sea urchins, gulls, cormorants, sandpipers, mollusks and starfish.

This is what the cats thought about all the activity. They went into pissed off, hiding mode.

My favorite part of the holidays was having my eldest son home from university for 4 days. My second favorite part was seeing my youngest son enjoy all the birthday attention. And my third favorite part was baking and cooking for everyone.

What is YOUR favorite thing about Thanksgiving? And for those of you who don’t celebrate it, what is your favorite time of year? 

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Get practical exercise advice, your fitness questions answered, and cutting edge health edu-tainment that is accessible and doable from long time fitness experts, Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA and Alexandra Williams, MA. We have taught on land, sea, and airwaves for 3 decades on 4 continents. From writing to speaking, emceeing to hosting a radio show, reviewing products to teaching classes, we believe that little steps turn into big paths. Move a little more than the day before. FitFluential Ambassadors and award-winners both online and off.

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9 Responses to Thanksgiving: Family, Food and Fitness

  1. TriGirl November 24, 2012 at 5:15 pm #

    Sounds like a fabulous weekend! What a lovely family you guys have. For me, the best part of Thanksgiving is time off from work and cooking/eating lots of delicious food.
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  2. Debra at Miles to Run November 24, 2012 at 5:28 pm #

    My favorite thing about Thanksgiving is sharing a delicious meal with family and loved ones, talking about things we were thankful for during the past year. I always get teary-eyed!
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  3. Tamara November 24, 2012 at 7:18 pm #

    I’ve loved seeing all of the weekend’s photos as they’ve popped up on FB and Instagram! Sounds like you guys had Fun!

    My holiday weekend F’s?

    Fitness, Food, Family, Fun and Fibre!
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  4. Lisa @ RunWiki November 24, 2012 at 7:23 pm #

    Looks like a wonderful Thanksgiving! I love tide pools, so many interesting creatures to discover. I will have to take my kids up to that beach.
    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, all the family without the chaos of gifts.
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  5. Arlene @ Adventures in Weight Loss November 24, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

    It does seem like you had a lot of fun.

    My Thanksgiving Day included one F: Fitness. I completed my first-ever organized race — a 5K turkey trot. I mostly walked, but managed to meet my goal of not finishing dead-last.

    Other than that, I worked and then hit the midnight sales. (Since I work til about then, and would be up til 3, I figured why not?)
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  6. Jody - Fit at 55 November 25, 2012 at 10:01 am #

    Loved seeing all the fun & your family too! What beautiful pics!!! There is not a lot of family in my area anymore & many have passed so holidays are kinda hard BUT we still enjoy them… Every day is a day to try to enjoy – I try! :)
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  7. GiGi Eats Celebrities November 25, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

    I love working out prior to a big meal, totally takes ALL THE GUILT OUT OF eating! ha ha ha! :) And I agree with you, my favorite part of the holidays is when my entire family is together! Cannot wait for XMAS.
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  8. Calla Gold November 26, 2012 at 8:48 pm #

    What great pictures! Looks like you had a blast, and some beautiful walks!

  9. Patti Graham November 27, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

    Here in cold New York we also enjoyed family (son home from college), food (probably too much) and fitness (walking was the activity of choice).

    Thanks for the pictures.

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